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Very Low Space On XP 'C Drive' For No Reason?


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Okay it didn't boot to the disc when the BIOS was set in this order: CD-ROM, Hard-Drive, Floppy.

So I tried in this order: Floppy, CD-ROM, Hard-Drive -- and when it got to the screen where it would usually say "Press Any Key to Boot From Disc" for the CD-ROM booting, it kind of froze, or really did nothing. I pressed buttons and had to restart myself.
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We need to try this using a new (fresh out of the box) floppy. These bootdisks are real finicky about that.
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Alright then, I guess we'll just have to wait until tomorrow. I'll head to BestBuy and pick up a few. See you tomorrow, and thanks for all the help!
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My Pleasure... :whistling:

Once we get past that error, the rest should be cake.
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Alright Wannabe, I bought some brand spankin' new disks, and I've formatted the first one on the first try with no problem whatsoever! (Edit: And by format I mean I was able to use that program you gave me called "boot98se")

I've got 9 more disks - so if one doesn't work out for some reason: I've got more!


Are you ready? You know I am, Home-G :whistling: !

Edited by hysteria, 24 August 2006 - 08:04 PM.

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Ok...where we at? Are you at the A:\ prompt or have you not booted to the floppy yet?
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Well I've made the floppy disk, but I haven't booted or anything. (edit: was waiting for you)

I do this right?

Leave the floppy in the drive, take the XP cd out of the cd-rom drive, and restart. It will (hopefully) boot to the floppy. If it doesn't, we may have to adjust the boot priority.

When you get to a screen with options listed on it, press Shift + F5 to go to a command prompt.

Let me know when you get to the command prompt (A:\) or if it fails to boot to the floppy.


Should I set the BIOS to boot from the floppy first? A certain order? Floppy, CD-Rom, Hard-drive? ..... or Floppy Hard-drive CD-Rom?

Edited by hysteria, 24 August 2006 - 08:45 PM.

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Set it to Floppy first...then HDD...then cd-rom for now. We'll be changing it iagain in a little while.

Restart with the floppy in the drive and whan you see the Options screen, press Shift + F5. That will take you to a command prompt.

Let me know when you are at the A:\ prompt.
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Okay I'm at the A:\ Prompt (typing from another computer currently) - What's the next step?
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Type fdisk and press "Enter".

You will be presented with a list of options. Choose the option to show partition information and post that info here for me.
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Okay, I typed fdisk and it brought me to this. What do I do from here?

Edit: It did not bring me to an options page it just went straight to the attached picture.

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Edited by hysteria, 24 August 2006 - 09:06 PM.

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Oops....forgot about the large disk support... :whistling:

Type Y and prss "Enter".
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Okay I'll tell you what I did in order or attachments, and what I pressed at each screen.

1) Pressed Y
2) Pressed Option 4
3) Information is shown on this Screen, Pressed Y
4) Was brought to this screen - is where I am at now.

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You have a recovery partition on the drive. as an extended partition. To do this, we'll have to delete that parition first.

Press Esc until you get back to the 4 options and choose option 3 "Delete partition or logical DOS drive" and press "Enter"
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The screenshots are very helpful... :whistling:

We need to delete that small partition.
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