I have a IBM ThinkPad 380Z that I made into a desktop with a new 40.0GB Hard Drive. I tryed to install Windows XP but I don't think NTFS works with it, a Error comes up after I install XP saying " a disk error occurred. press ctrl alt del to restart". Windows XP when installing doesn't give me the option of FAT32 So I had to install Windows 95 Partition floppy and Installed Windows ME on it, and out of the 40.0GB Hard Drive it Partitioned it 1.99GB.
I need to find a way to expand my Partition to the full 40.0GB to Install Windows XP onto it. I don't mind it being FAT32, But it is a waste having a 40GB HDD and only using 1.99GB of it.
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Re: Expand Partition of Hard Drive
My advice is start fresh with a new hard drive, install XP on it, then use partitioning software while running XP to create an NTFS partition on the remaining space of your old hard drive if you must keep your FAT32 partition.
An alternate method would be go to the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their partitioning software. Often it will run from a floppy or boot cd and you can partition as you like using it. Keep in mind, repartitioning a drive, especially an older one, has a bad habit of making the old existing data unreadable if you're not experienced so make sure you have a back up.
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Have you delete your partition and format it?. Or maybe the installer that you have is not working try to use other CD installer for XP and re-run the whole process, But be sure to delete the partiotion in which you are going to install the windows. If you have an old partition then you have your files intact on the partition, DO NOT include deleting that partition, just the system partition on your drive. Hope it helps thanks.
You can use your Windows installation CD to format the hard drive and install Windows again. Boot up the ThinkPad with the Windows installation, follow the instructions to delete the existing partition, then create a new partition, then format the hard drive - do a full format, NOT a quick format. You can then continue to complete the Windows installation.
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To install new version of XP. Insert XP CD into drive,
reboot pc pressing ESC button, or delete in
some machines. This takes you into BIOS, change your primary boot device to
CDrom, save changes and reboot. Select boot from CD once this appears and wait
for files to be installed. Select the part of the hard drive you wish to use
for your operating system (usually the largest) and select partition this
drive. Delete any previous os, and reformat hard drive. (Be aware this removes
everything saved on your hard drive, so always back up first) Re boot
afterwards and reinstall operating system.
The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
your bios maybe infected with a virus. first try removing the cmos battery in your ibm machine for 1 minute and put it back. next, make sure that the hard disk is working and is not corrupted try making a new partition in a different pc. Paste all the files from the windows xp installer to your newly made partition. next put the hard disk into your ibm pc. and wait till it boots into your hard drive and the setup will begin. make another partition for your windows xp system and install it to that directory. if you cannot boot into your hard disk, there may be a problem with your ide cables. try checking the cables from your ibm pc connected to your hard disk.pm me if you still have problems and questions.. heres my email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
You probably need an OEM version of XP...not that IBM version. If you buy an OEM version, you can use it many computers. A real XP disc will partition, format, and delete partitions on any functioning Hard drive. Don't buy a recovery disc, please. That just sounds WRONG.
A cheaper solution might be a new Hard Drive...but I don't trust your IBM version of XP.
You can go about this 2 ways. First, if you have, or can get your hands on a copy of Windows xp; Load the windows system, then go to the IBM support site and download your drivers. Then you will be ready to go. Secondly, call IBM support and get a set of recovery cds. You will have to have the information from the stickers that are on the bottom of the pc. I don't remember the exact cost, but as I remember it's about $54-55. Usually takes a couple of days to receive them. Either way that you do it, you're going to wrap up a couple of hours. If you need
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