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Wannabe Geek

# 81064 7-Apr-2011 20:59
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I just formatted a hard drive and have re installed xp home all good.
I checked C drive properties after install and somehow I have lost 80gig of disc space, I did try to get rid of all partitions prior to re-install to have 1 drive space in c at 160gig.
My question is can i fix this without formatting again and re setting partitions.
Any help most appreciated

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Master Geek

  # 456558 7-Apr-2011 21:24
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You could try a GParted Live CD and just resize the existing partition.

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Uber Geek

  # 456595 7-Apr-2011 23:04
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Sounds like someone chose Fat32 (80G limit by default in XP) and as said, will need to be offline re-sized or converted to NTFS


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Wannabe Geek

  # 456832 8-Apr-2011 19:20
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Thanks guys,
I seemed to fix my issue by formatting the partition that was there and it is all good, now hace a 75g c drive and a 60g H drive on the one disc, perhaps I just de activated the H partition on set up.
Thanks again.

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