Great! Thanks for the foxitreader link. One of the reasons I have avoided adobe acrobat on my xp machine is because it seemed to be slow and, or, slow down my win2k and win98 machines.happyrck wrote:
you may want to get a bigger,newer hard drive
Well, that is precisely what I did when this "USB drive" issue that I have experienced caused the 60GB(tosiba mk6021gas) hard drive that was in my Dell Inspiron 8500 notebook to fail. I went to the store, originally to get an enclosure to try and run chkdsk from the win2k notebook, but I ended up just buying and installing a Hitachi Travelstar 160GB hard drive on the Dell instead of replacing the 60GB. Now I wish I could find out the name and specifics of this windows + USB drive issue so that I don't "break" another hard drive since I am obviously susceptible to reproducing this issue.
I could not have reformatted the 60GB anymore than this 6GB though because they both continue to "hang"; that is why, if I can find these jumpers, I hope that this slave procedure will allow me to chkdsk or reformat these drives so that I can use them again.
You are right. I was, essentially, out of space on the Toshiba Satellite Pro 4200 Series' 6GB harddrive, but I am avoiding putting much money into it, because I am more or less trying to transition to the XP sp2 Dell laptop. I really never expected to "break" my Toshiba notebook's drive in the same way that I did the Dell 60GB drive; so, if I can relatively easily reformat or chkdsk the 6GB drive into working again I sure would like to do it. It is unlikely that I will put the 60GB drive into the Toshiba notebook, even if I do get it working again. The 60GB hard drive will probably be far more useful in that enclosure and used as another external USB drive
note: I was so far out of space on that 6GB hard drive that I was installing software to yet another USB drive(40GB Seagate that I found for $20 bucks, unopened, in the clearance bin at a local store). The 160GB drive that I partitioned into NTFS 40/60/60 already has about 10GB of software installations, including the OS, on the 40GB "system" partition. I almost think I should have made the "system" partition a little bigger.
Incidentally, after I finished installation the Total Size of the partitions came out to 29.2GB/59.8GB/59.8GB. 160 - 148.8 = 11.2GB. I still don't know hat happened to my other 11.2GB of space?