I installed windows xp sp2 on HCL computer,80GB SATA with five partitions C,D,E,F,G.Now I want to increase the size of main drive without hampering the programme and data already existing on main drive-C.Pl suggest me how can i do that?
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The partitions D,E and F may system partitions for tools like system restore and diagnostics. I would suggest removing some stuff from C:, if that is not an option you could consider a hard drive upgrade.
windows - start - control panel - administration - computer administration - hard drive administration - resize your C drive to bigger capacity, but first resize D drive to smaller capacity to free a space for C drive enlarge, then apply setting, reboot, my computer drive C right click - propertis- service - defragmentation and same operation and chek it for errors
Best solution is to get and use the original restore discs.
If using a regular XP disc installation requires specific technical steps to boot from the disc , delete the existing partitions, format and install then download original drivers one at a time.
Getting the original restore discs would be alot easier than using an XP disc
hope this helps
Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.
I haven't heard of not being able to delete a partition before. You could go to the manufacturer of the hard drives website and find the software to do a low level format or you could download a linux distribution and use the installer to remove the ESIA partition.
I would need to know the model of hard drive and laptop if you need any further assistance.
Hello if you have to little space on your C partition you can resize it, if you using vista.
1. right click on my computer->manage 2. choose storage->disk management 3. right click on the C volume and extend volume 4. put more space on C and then OK. that should solv your problem
you can also move your swap file to D: that gonna save some space on C. 1. rightclick on computer ->properties 2. click advanced system settings 3. click on the advanced tab settings on performance. 4. choose advanced tab->change 5. click on D: and write a custom size(it should be double of your amount of ram) 6. click set 7. then click C in same window and choose "no paging file" 8. click set and ok, then restart your computer.
How do I install Microsoft Windows XP.
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Before following the below steps see document CH000186 for a checklist of things to consider before erasing the computer and starting over.
The standard Microsoft Windows XP CD is bootable. Therefore start by placing the Windows XP CD in your computer and reboot.
As computer boots you will be prompted to press any key to boot from CD, at this time press any key. If you do not get this prompt or are unable to boot from the CD please refer to document CH000217 for information on how to boot from a CD.
When the Windows XP setup menu appears press ENTER to continue the setup.
Next, the Windows XP licensing agreement will open, if you agree to this agreement press F8.
Next, Windows will give you the option to repair Windows XP or to install a fresh copy if Windows XP is already installed on the computer. If you're wanting to install a new copy of Windows XP press ESC.
Next, the partition setup will appear, it is recommended that if a partition already exists and you do not plan on having multiple operating systems on the computer that you delete the existing partition before continuing the setup. You will know if a partition exists if you see anything other then "Unpartitioned space".
To delete the partition: on the drive that you press D and ENTER then press L to delete the partition and then press ENTER and then if you are aware that this will delete all information on the partition.
Note: If you have multiple partitions, we suggest deleting all partitions unless you plan on using these partitions. Deleting each of the other partitions can be done using the same above steps.
To create the partition: Select the unpartitioned space you wish to create a partition on and press C, specify the size of the partition in MB, by default this will have the full amount of the drive and press ENTER.
Once you have a partition ready to have Windows XP installed on it press ENTER to install.
Next you will need to select whether the drive will use FAT or NTFS. We suggest NTFS for users who are not sure which file system they wish to use.
After selecting the file system and pressing enter the computer will start formatting the drive. Depending on how big the partition is will determine the length of time the format will take.
After the format Windows will begin installing the files and then take you through a wizard to continue with the remainder of the setup.
I know this problem,
The HDD is a SATA disk, win XP setup cannot identify a SATA controller on it's own
you need to load the driver (from a disk) so you may need to download it first.
I think this is the correct link
extract the files and burn to a CD or Floppy then run win XP setup by booting from CD
you should see in the begining of win XP setup from CD it prompt you to press (I think) F2 to add RAID or SCSI Controllers, (this prompt is at the bottom of the screen)
Then follow the propmts to load from the disk you made earlier. you should be able to select the controller from a list. (short list)
you should then be able to continue and hopefully Win XP setup should now be able to see your HDD and give you choices about which partition (as per normal)
you want to remove all partitions before installing winXP (you can then make whatever partitions you wish)
Hope this helps