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Old 04-25-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Reinstalled Windows XP (40 GB HDD showing only 6 GB)

I just reinstalled Windows XP on a computer. It reconizes the full 40 GB of the harddrive but says only 6 GB are free. How are only 6 GB free on basically a brand new computer.

I chose to overwrite the existing windows and install on the same partition. Please help me out.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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yea but u gotta format the partition. you chose to leave all the files. reinstall, but dont start the installation from within windows.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:45 PM   #3
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yea I just found a site that showed me what I did wrong. Booting from CD and not from in windows fixed it all. When I first tried to reinstall it it wouldn't allow me to delete the old partition. Now I can, just gotta reinstall all my drivers and programs aaaagain lol

Thanks for the help, took me awhile but I found a good guide for it.

Im thinking of dual booting Vista on my laptop next as a side project waiting on my new motherboard to get here since the other for my new build had to be RMA'd.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Reinstalled Windows XP (40 GB HDD showing only 6 GB)

Just one little note to your projects , if you make a partition on a hd and want to install windows, it's good to make the partition in NTFS rather than than Fat32, the NTFS format in far more stable.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q255867/
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:52 AM   #5
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Format all hard drive to NTFS format.
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