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Old 10-12-2008, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer made me partition HD during XP reformat. Now I've lost 100 gigs. Help!

I've successfully installed XP on my Toshiba Satellite (original Vista.) During the install, the computer wanted me to partition the hard drive. I tried not to partition the 120 gig HD but the installation failed.

I then tried the reformat again and partitioned 20 gigs that I thought were for the XP operating system. The XP install was successful with the 20 gig partition. However, I just looked at my system properties and it said that I've got a 20 gig HD with about 15 gigs of free space . The other 100 gigs is "gone."

Is there any way for me to get my 100 gigs back without reformatting my laptop again?


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go in to computer managment and under disk managment format the other 100gb partition to ntfs
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Default Re: Computer made me partition HD during XP reformat. Now I've lost 100 gigs. Help!

philbar, thanks for the information. I went to disk management and I can see the free space that is actually "92.25 GB unallocated."

How do I format this to ntfs?

Do I just run the "New Partition Wizard" under the Action heading up at the top?
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right click on the unpartitoned space and click format and format in ntfs
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right click on the unpartitoned space and click format and format in ntfs
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