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Old 10-19-2006, 08:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How would I do what you mentioned? I need steps for that sorry because I've never done that before.
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turn pc off, unplug it, open case, look for this below



do you see it?
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sounds like a job for partition magic
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I don't really wan't to open my computer up as I do not have a phillips screwdriver with me. And I'm probably going to somehow screw up my computer.

If D cant be the Main Drive for Windows then its fine if C is. I just need a way to somehow erase all the data on the C drive (besides the windows XP) in a quick way, like a reformat. I can also delete the data one by one.
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I manage to open up my computer. But before I unscrew my harddrive, I dont see the jumper.

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Wow, your computer is dusty.

You can't format the C: drive if you want to keep the XP installation on it. You will have to do it manually.

If you installed XP on D: while your C: drive/partition was visible to XP setup, it may contain the boot files for XP. If you remove that disk, or format it, Windows may stop booting.
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15 gb of boot file? Are you sure about that?
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15 gb of boot file? Are you sure about that?
I didn't say that. No, shouldn't be that large.
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How may I resolve that 15 gb of space?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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boot with your xp cd. delete that c partition. you can never delete it within windows

then delete that d partion.
next create 2 new partitions. make one 20 gig for windows, use the rest for my documents folder. head back to the new c partition and install windows.

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