Hard Drive Space
Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 01:58 PM
Click Here you should find all your answers in this tutorial.
In a nutshell:
1. Boot using the Windows 2000 CD, or if your computer is unable, create bootable floppies.
2. Delete any partitions found.
3. Create one new partition.
4. Format (I recommend NTFS)
5. Continue installing.
If this doesn't help, please reply.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:13 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:27 PM
The Windows 2000 setup will assist you in creating these partitions. First delete ALL partitions, and then create one new one (maximum size avialable). Do all this in Windows 2000 setup as the tutorial above shows.
If you want to get WindowsME back on your system. Download a Windows ME bootdisk from bootdisk.com. Run fdisk from that bootdisk. Remove all partitions. Create new partition(s). When finished format the new partition(s). Restart and type Setup at the command prompt.
P.S. You won't find many people that would recommend Windows ME as an operating system. It's just poorly written, not widely supported, and very buggy. Windows 2000 would be a much better choice.
Try the Windows 2000 setup tutorial above, step-by-step. If there's something you don't understand, or doesn't look right, just ask and we'll help.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:48 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:55 PM
Make sure your Windows 2000 CD is in your CD drive, insert the first floppy and use them to boot your system. Windows 2000 setup should start.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:16 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 05:45 PM
During Setup a screen came up and gave me three choices. The first choice was setting up Windows 2k on the selected item(the one that was highlighted)Which reads:"C: FAT 472MB(288MB free)"
or the second choice was: To create a partition in the unpartitioned space.
THe "unpartitioned space contains 5677MB"
The last choice is:"To delete the selected Partition"
Now What do I do here?
The first choice is out because Windows 2KP will obviously not fit in 472 MB of space. I could create a partition in the unpartioned space of 5677 MB and then load Windows 2KP in that partition. If I do that it will leave that 472 MB of space with Windows 98.
Now the third choice listed is:"To delete the selected partition, press D." I tried this on each option and it did nothing at all.
I would like to get all the hardrive space(6150 MB)into one partition with Windows 2KP as the only operating system. How do I do this?
Thanks for all the help so far. Bubba
Posted 04 February 2004 - 05:54 PM
Or... Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD
Many computers are not configured to boot from the CDROM. If you cannot boot from the CDROM, this is probably due to the boot order of your devices being incorrect. You can change this in the BIOS.
You enter the BIOS from the first screen you see when you turn your computer on. To enter your BIOS, most users here will press the DEL key.
Most Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2.
Compaq users will usually have to press F10.
IBM typically uses F1 or F2.
Other brands may have different keys to press to enter setup, F1, F2, Del, Tab and CTRL+S. If possible see the manual for your computer or motherboard. Also, the BIOS will usually display which button to press to "enter setup" during POST (if it flashes by too fast, press the Pause key).
When you enter the BIOS setup, you need to change the boot order. The CDROM should be setup before the Hard Drive. Each BIOS is different, but here is an example:
Posted 04 February 2004 - 07:30 PM
But I did go into the Bios and change the order of bootup you suggested.
Now my CD was in and floppy #1 was in. I turned the PC on, It put me directly into Windows 2000 Professional Setup.
It still did not allow me to delete the C: Fat 472 MB Partition. I must be doing something wrong but I don't know what. Sorry. Anymore suggestions? I am and going
Posted 04 February 2004 - 07:45 PM
This is what my Bios were: A, C, SCSI. They were my choices.
I changed them to: C, A, SCSI. Doesn't the "C" represent the Hard drive?
Should I change them Back?
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:28 PM
You BIOS settings should be A, C, SCSI.
Posted 06 February 2004 - 09:00 AM
Thanks a big BUNCH.
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