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HURRAH! Used a PS2 keyboard, booted from disk and installed XP... however... we have a 120GB harddrive in there but on c:\ it's only showing 57gb.... I thought it was weird when it was doing the partioning thing when it was setting up xp... it did say that but it did recognise a total of 120gb... how can I make the rest available? Also, I can't get on the internet... I thought it was only a matter of pluggin in the rj45 and then thats it... but perhaps not... the cable modem is connected to the netgear router and the computers are connected via cable.... thought it'd be simple... but apparently not... please can you help?

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With regards to the space issue, check what is showing in Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management. This is available via the Administrator tools (either in the control panel, or if you've enabled it, on the start menu). In DM, you should see "Disk 0", this is your primary drive. Aslong as the drive shows the full 120GB, there's not a problem. If however, it's only showing part of it, you can expand it to the full size from the disk manager. With regards to the internet issue, is the machine detecting the network card? If so, is it being assigned an IP address? If it's not showing the card under "Network Connections" (Control Panel), then you'll need to obtain the drivers for the card before you can use it. If the drivers are there, you'll need to ensure it's being assigned an IP address, or has one statically assigned.

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