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Old 08-09-2004, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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here's the basic problem:

I've just installed a new Hard Disk into my spare computer (80GB). I then installed XP onto this HD.

During installation, I set a partition of 50GB and installed XP to this partition.

The problem is, how do I locate and utilise the remaining 30GB?

I was of the assumption that the 30GB would display as an unformatted drive in XP (my computer) after installation had completed.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-09-2004, 06:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you booting from your win xp CD? If so when you create a partition, say 50GB, underneath it should say unpartisioned space, set up a partition in the selcted space. I.e. press enter, it should then ask you to select the size, and then what file format you want to format it in.
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's what I did. Booted from CD.

It ask to allocate size, which I set to 50GB, and then formatted. Once complete, I selected this drive to install to. I forgot to format the unpartitioned space.

Should I boot from CD again and format the unpartitioned space?
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's OK, all resolved. I used the XP disk to create a partition in the unpartitioned space.

I kind of new what I was doing, just looking for re-assurance.

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yep ok, problem solved...........
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