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I only get yellow exclamation marks on an audio device and an "unknown device".
I attach the print screens

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Hi Rshaffer61
thanks for all the help...
if there is anything else you think I should do...let me know
otherwise I will just move the files for C to E as you recommended before
thanks again for the help
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I will wait for 123Runners response and what he thinks of the pics you posted. I don't want to be to quick on the draw until everyone is on the same page. :)
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ok. thanks
i will wait for your response
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So you mean I have to make the executive decision since I am older and wiser??

The missing drivers we can find and install. That should not be a problem.
The items on C we can move over also. I would create a folder on the E and label it "From C" or something similar and then put the stuff from C into that folder. That way it is all together.

We can probably reformat the C after the items are moved.
I don't think the system will allow us to re-letter the C to say D or anything else. I do not know if we can even merge it with the E.

Other than missing drivers, how is the system working?
Where are you with updates? Can you do windows updates?
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The items on C we can move over also. I would create a folder on the E and label it "From C" or something similar and then put the stuff from C into that folder. That way it is all together.

Great ideal.
Merging the partitions probably would not work since the boot.ini is pointing to the second partition. We would then have to rewrite the boot ini and most likely the mbr.
In the long run a complete format and redo the partitions would be the wisest ideal but not sure if that is a option at this point.
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I am not doing any updates... you mean the yellow sign on the bottom toolbar? (the one with the cross?) I have not set it up...
Actually I just did now.I just set it up for daily updates...
Other than that the computer is working ok. Sometimes it is slow if I have many windows open at the same time
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it is downloading updates as we talk. It takes very long though. It is still at 1%
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I doubt we can merge it or rename without a big hassle, so I believe we will still see the low memory warnings.

Go to http://www.update.mi...t.aspx?ln=en-us and search for updates and see if the system will allow you to update.

Slowness can be amount of ram installed. We haven't looked at that. I do not know if the drive being labeled E has anything to do with it either.
All I know is that a few years ago I wound up with my OS drive being something other than C and I lived a purr h***. I finally re-formatted.

If we opt for the rewrie of the boot.ini and mbr....Rshaffer61 its your lead on that.

I agree that the best (and easiest) option is to save any data and do a reformat to straighten out the partitions and drive letters.
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Push and hold the Windows key on keyboard. This is the one with the Microsft windows logo on it.
While holding Win key down click on the Pause\Break key

This should open the System properties window
On this window it will show
System info:

Microsoft Windows: type and version
Service Pack number

Registered Name
Register Number

Computer:
CPU type
Memory
I need all the above info in your next reply Except for Register name and number.
This is private and we don't need to know this information
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I have pause and break on 2 different keys...pause is under page up and break is under page down...
Whichever of the two I press (together with the windows key) nothing happens...

By the way I clicked on the link for the updates and it seems to be working fine. It is installing Windows XP service pack 3
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 2
Computer
Intel ® Corel ™
DUO CPU
T870 @2,00GHz
778 MHz, 2,96 GB of Ram
Physical Address Extension
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Plenty of memory with 3 gigs
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the updates were not installed...
see attached print screens
I will try it again

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Hi,
its me again...
the updates were installed fine now. So it seems that there is no problem with installing the updates.
Do you still think that I should re-format anyway...?
Cant I just movethe files from C to E???
If I have to re-format this mean I have to re-install all my software , right...?
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