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Old 06-23-2004, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, my first post here .

I'm having a bit of a problem. You see, i recently installed windows on my D:\ driver, and deleted the previous installation from my C:\ driver (deleted all folders, even hidden ones). Yet, my C:\ driver still only has 5gb free, when it's max capacity is 9gb. I don't understand how 4gb is being used?

If any of you would be so kind as to answer my query, I would be extremely grateful.

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Old 06-23-2004, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try creating a a dos boot disc on a floppy, going into c through dos, and doing del *.*

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Old 06-23-2004, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you're using windows xp you won't be able to get into dos, you'll have to find a bootdisk for 98 somewhere around the internet
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"format c:"
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think u should format the whole C partition.
If u cant do it inside window, u have to format it or delete it using bootable OS cd.

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Old 06-24-2004, 03:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Since your OS is now on D, you can now format C directly from your computer. Assuming you have XP just click on MY COMPUTER, right click on C and select FORMAT.
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would suggest format aswell
you can do it in My Computer, first cut and paste all the files that you want from C: to D:, then make sure nothing from that drive is open, then right click C: and press 'format'
- format using FAT32 file system

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