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Partition of hard disk

I have a new dell pc with 160G hard drive. i was able create a partition but it affected the mouse and keyboard. what do i do?

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Just download the drivers needed for the mouse and keyboard? and do the mouse or keyboards show any sign of functioning like lights for a optical mouse? if they do than id recommend u jsut find the drivers for the mouse and keyboard.. that should solve it.

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Re-format the system and re-load it.

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How to restore to factory settings without disk?


Dell has been including a "factory restore partition" on the hard drive for several years. Your Dimension 8400 should have the Dell PC Recovery software and files on the original drive.

Is the original hard disc installed? Have you ever upgraded the OS from the original XP? If you have not upgraded these two items or changed the partition structure on the drive, then shut down the computer and restart it. When you see the blue bar with www.dell.com, press <Ctrl> and <F11> simultaneously. (The Control (Ctrl) key is usually duplicated on most keyboards on both ends of the row with the space key. F11 is the second to the right among the function keys if they are in a line at the top of the keyboard. Three other keys (and possibly media control keys) will be to the right of the function keys on many keyboards.)

Sometimes it is hard to correctly time this. If you reach the windows boot-up, restart the computer and try again. (I usually have to do this 3-4 times.) Select Restore and then confirm the action on the next screen. Then wait for the program to reformat the C: partition and copy the files from the recovery/restore partition. When the computer restarts, it will display the End User License Agreement and other "start-up" screens for a new computer.

If the hard drive has been changed so that the PC Restore doesn't work, find someone with a copy of your version of Windows (DVD). Note your current license key. Then use a program to reformat the C: partition and reinstall Windows. (You'll lose the Dell extras that came with the computer.) Members of MUGs (Microsoft Users Groups) or Microsoft Technet may have these disks.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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How to create a new partition (hard drive) on your current hard drive


Please follow these instructions to create a new partition on your current hard drive
Go to:
control panel
administrative tools
computer management
storage
disk management
right click on your hard drive
select shrink volume
enter the amount of space you want for your new partition
select shrink
you will then see a section saying unallocated space
right click unallocated space
select new simple volume
then next
select the amount of space you want for your new volume and select next
select a letter to assign to the new partition then select next
in the volume label box type the name you want for your new partition
select next and then finish and wait for the format to finish
You have just successfully created a new partition

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Format hard drive


This is generally how your format the hard diskand install Windows.
First you need a Windows XP or Windows Vista installation CD and the productinstallation code, which is printed on the Windows label on the bottom of yourlaptop.
Boot up with the Windows installation CD start and follow the instructions toinstall Windows.
Next Delete the existing Windows partition.
Next Create a new partition.
Next format this new partition - Format the partition in NTFS not a quickformat. This will prepare the Windows for a clean install. Quick now if you only want to format the hard drive.

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Do you have to use the dell 620 keyboard and


you can use any keyboard or mouse that has usb or ps2 connections. (ps2 refers to the little round pin connector)

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I installed system mechanic professional and hit the drive scrubber button and wiped out my hard drive completely. i tried to install widows vista and i it won't allow it to install. i get a file error...


In that case it affects the file system of your hard drive that's why it fails the windows vista installation. In order to fix it you need to delete the partition of your hard drive and create a new one using a partition manager software.
If you can connect your hard drive into another computer you can perform a disk partition using the Disk Management (In Windows XP: Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management)

To help you with the procedure on "How to use Disk Management."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

Using Disk Management, after creating a partition in your drive, proceed to formatting.

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Im trying to upgrade my hard drive from a 40g to a 160 but it only shows up as 40gb


You probably used software to "clone" the "old" disk-drive to the "new" disk-drive. So, the "new" drive is an *EXACT* image of the 40GB drive.

Click Start
Point to My Computer
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button.
Click Manage
Double-click Storage
Double-click Disk Management (local)
You'll see that the "last" 120GB on the new disk are "unallocated".

Use that "disk-cloning" software to "resize" the 40GB partition on the new disk-drive, to integrate that "unallocated" space into the current partition.

Or, right-mouse click on that "unallocated" space, and create a partition within that space, and to "format" that space, and to assign a drive-letter (E: ? F: ?) to that 120GB of disk-space.

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Bad dell hard drive


Hi there,
as long as you have the windows COA code on the back of the computer (certificate of Authenticity) you can just find a good copy of XP Pro, and install it on your machine. When done, you can run the resorce CD and install the drivers.

If you do not have the Operating System disk, you have to find another disk, or contact Dell to get a new one sent to you.

The key is that you have the code on the back of the computer (or top, or side, or wherever.)

Good luck!

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Partitioning a second hard drive


"No need for third party programs to partition hard drive today we will look at how to create partition in Vista for free."
http://askabouttech.com/how-to-partition-hard-drive-in-vista/

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2nd HDD


Check Computer Management / Disk Management. Windows on Windows XP, Probably the Drive needs formatting first and partitioning before it will visible on My Computer. By Default the new Hard Drive is "Unpartitioned / Unallocated". So acess disk Management to format and partition the Hard Drive.

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Cant reboot win.98se after using partition magic 6.0 to merge adjacent partition to c. drive


how large the capacity of your hard disk drive? it is possible that would be the problem it is too dangerous that it will lead your hard disk to crash the system and damage the disk itseld that can create bad sectors on your disk. If you want to partition your hard drive, run the FDISK utility instead.

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