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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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2answers
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How to secure Windows XP by write-protecting the system disk [closed]

I would like to give a few users access to a secure installation of Windows XP. To do so, I would like to install Windows XP on a virtual machine and put all the system and core application files to a ...
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1answer
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What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp?

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
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1answer
26 views

deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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1answer
46 views

Removable disk, hybrid GPT/MBR

I'm trying to set up a USB HD with GPT so that partition 1 is accessible under all versions of Windows. Sounds easy, right? (In particular, I'm not trying to boot Windows. I just want to plug in a ...
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0answers
16 views

Will XP still be able to see a FAT32 partition if one of my partitions is an encrypted mac partition?

I have a external with 4 partitions: -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) -FAT32 -Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Im going to encrypt one of those Mac OS partitions... so it'll be ...
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1answer
12 views

XP - How to replace my active booted XP with a cleaner install that resides in a different partition on the same drive

How to copy a secondary partition to the C: partition? What I am trying to do and need advice with is: With one large internal Hdd:in my laptop: Set up my C: drive / partition, XP Pro, and all my ...
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20 views

Unable to See Partition While Installing Windows XP

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a 500 GB HDD that had three partitions and am looking to combine into one so I can re-distribute the space and reinstall WinXP and W7 for a ...
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3answers
63 views

Windows XP deleted Windows 8 bootloader

I bought a new computer which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive, after making a partition with GParted using the "Try Ubuntu" option in the Ubuntu ...
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1answer
42 views

How do I replace one flavor of Linux with another while dual booting with Windows?

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint 13 along with Windows XP. I want to switch to CrunchBang after removing Linux Mint. Can anyone tell me how to do this while taking care of the master boot ...
0
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0answers
43 views

Assign drive letter to hidden partition in win xp on command line

I want to assign a drive letter to a hidden partition in windows xp from the command line. The solutions you find are with diskpart with the following set of commands: select disk 0 select partition ...
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3answers
282 views

Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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2answers
295 views

How do I change the partition that Windows 7 boots from (the “system” partition)?

(I've searched around but most cases deal with having two hard drives, not two partitions on one hard drive.) My 1TB hard drive has two partitions: one for Windows XP and one for Windows 7. The ...
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2answers
2k views

How to change logical partition into primary one?

Currently I have both Windows XP and Windows 7 installed as dual-boot. I've been wanting to remove my XP installation for a long time (was waiting to buy an external HDD to backup the data) to get ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Shrink/Remove dual boot partition Windows XP(or 7)/ RHEL

A colleague has a dual boot laptop with Windows XP or 7 (not sure yet) on one partition and RHEL 5.8 on the second. The RHEL partition is rarely used and the windows partition will soon reach its ...
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3answers
62 views

Reinstall XP on Existing Partition

I would like to reinstall Windows XP on an existing partition. Loss of files does not matter because everything is safely backed up, but I do not want to lose installed programs. I have tried ...
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103 views

Werster Digital WD20EZRX 2 TB drive not showing in Windows xp but detects in ROM

I have system with Processor: core 2 quad q9650 Motherboard: Intel DG33FB mother Ram: 4GB I have dual operating system Windows Xp pro 32 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit operating system installed. ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Windows installer assigns C to an existing data partition

I've got a hard disk with only one partition I'd like to keep (NTFS). The drive has held Windows 7, XP and different GNU/Linux distros, and now all partitions have been deleted and only the one I want ...
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1answer
211 views

Why should I align SSD with offset of 128 sector when sectors per track is 63?

For using an Windows XP with SSD, it is recommended that you align your partitions manually (or use eg. 7 for partitioning). Background It is explained that XP by its default alignment needs to use ...
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3answers
2k views

How to create vdi from existing (off line) partition?

I have an old hdd from my notebook that carries WindowsXP. I would like to run this WindowsXP installation under Virtual box under Windows7. I am able to connect the disk to my Windows7 via usb. So ...
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2answers
59 views

How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be ...
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2answers
241 views

Access denied to write boot record under Windows XP on Award BIOS

I've recently deleted a NTFS partition by mistake. I haven't created a new partition in its space (it's unallocated right now). I tried recovering it using Active@ Partition Recovery software under ...
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0answers
59 views

How to add the restore option to the windows xp boot menu?

My Asus EEEPC 1002HA has 3 partitions - C, E (where Linux used to be installed) and D (system restore files are located there out of the box). After Linux uninstallation i restored windows xp boot ...
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1answer
215 views

Windows XP installation set up drive letters incorrectly

I recently (last night actually) installed Windows XP Professional SP3 onto my eMachine. When it was recognizing partitions on my hard disk, it set my system drive as drive letter L: (not the ...
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0answers
230 views

Windows XP, write protect a partition on non-system disk

I need to be able to disable writing to disk, on a drive in Windows XP. I don't see this on Google searches...? To be more clear, I'm not looking to protect the C:, but rather another HD called F:. ...
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1answer
153 views

Dual boot manager not displaying XP after i installed Win7

I'm a Java Student and my Tomcat Server wasnt running properly on my XP OS and since i cant afford buying a new OS for my computer, i had to get one the easy way. So,I installed an unconventional ...
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1answer
439 views

Lost hard drive space after clone

I'm running XP and just cloned the current hard drive to a new SSD. After cloning my new SSD is exactly the same size as the drive I cloned from (80GB) - not 128GB as it should be. I assumed there ...
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1answer
102 views

How to make dual boot by getting free space from Windows XP Primary Drive

I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB I want to get 100 GB from C: ...
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3answers
2k views

Is it possible to combine two disk partitions on Windows?

I'm running Windows XP and I have two disk partitions, C and D. C contains Windows and installed programs, and D has my own files, documents, etc. I'm wondering if its possible to combine C and D ...
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2answers
47 views

Partition deleted, but my comp see it

My win xp sp3 was infected and I installed another instance of OS on D partition, to save my files. I finished the job, reinstall OS on the first partition, and delete D partition (partition magic). ...
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0answers
130 views

Toshiba recovery disc doesn't give me all partition options

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a new machine, by way of the original Toshiba XP recovery disc. (I can use a recovery disc on not-the-original machine can't I?) When I boot up with the disc in, I ...
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2answers
2k views

How to copy data (clone) from one partition to another in Windows XP?

I have installed a new hard drive in our PC running Windows XP and I wonder how to transfer the data from the old (small) data partition to the new (large) one. My question concerns only a data ...
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0answers
510 views

System Drive Partitioning in Windows XP - Slow C: Drive - Need options to delete and recreate C: (may be bad sector in drive) [closed]

My PC runs with 4 disk partitions with C(30 GB - Active System Drive), D(140 GB), E and F as drive letters. Now, C drive is showing some problems and it takes too much time to format and install back ...
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4answers
182 views

How can I run a clean install of Windows 7 with Windows XP installed?

I'm looking to finally upgrade from XP to Windows 7 after being deterred by the clean install. I know it has to be done but is there anyway to to make it easier? Could I partition my hardrive, move ...
3
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1answer
438 views

Hard drive not correctly recognized on a new Windows 7 installation, but works correctly on Windows XP

I'm having problems configuring a hard disk in a brand new, clean Windows 7 installation. System specs: Hard disk: WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX (600 GB, 10000 RPM) Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H BIOS ...
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2answers
4k views

How can I fix the MBR after cloning a Windows XP installation?

I have a dual boot system on a 320GB HDD that contains 3 partitions. The first partition contains a Windows XP installation for tests, the second partition holds another XP install for daily use. The ...
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1answer
73 views

Corrupted Default WinXP Partition

Here's a longer explanation... I had WinXP already installed on my computer with no partition except for that one. I made a 20 GB unallocated partition using the EaseUS program, then using a FreeDOS ...
0
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1answer
75 views

Install Windows XP onto data drive

I had Windows XP installed (on C:), an optical drive as D: and a small (160GB) second hard drive with data on it as E:. Drive C: recently crashed and I have disconnected it. I would like to install ...
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3answers
10k views

How to restore the OEM partition after installing Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 onto my Lenovo S-10 netbook. I now want to go back to Windows XP so I can give the netbook away. Previously after installing other OSes such as Windows 7 on the device I have ...
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2answers
730 views

How many bootable partitions are possible to have on one hard drive?

This may not be the correct place to post this; if that's the case, just let me know and point me in the right direction please! I'm thinking of building a box that needs to be lightweight and ...
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0answers
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How to shrink system partition on Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clone a Hard Drive to a slightly smaller Hard Drive? I have a 400 GB NTFS system partition, with only 180GB used. I need to clone this to a SSD. When I used ...
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1answer
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Removing a spare HDD from Windows XP causes User Profile to reset

I have 5 internal HDD's installed; HDD 1 IDE partitioned into C (OS) [Pri], I [Logic] HDD 2 IDE partitioned into F (Programs) Pri, G (Games) [Logic] HDD 3 SATA partition H (Empty) [Pri] HDD 4 SATA ...
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0answers
320 views

Increase partition size with GParted

I am using GParted to increase the size of a partition (C:). I have reduced the size of the D: partition and have plenty of unallocated space right after the C: partition, but it simply won't let me ...
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1answer
1k views

Partitioning hard drive from Windows XP-SP3 installation manager

Planning to do a fresh install of Windows XP-SP3 and normally I just delete the current partition via the installation manager and create a new partition, but I just started using a TrueCrypt ...
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3answers
392 views

How to make slave disk with second copy of Windows main and bootable?

I have two logical HDD partitions with Windows XP installed on them. First (old and "main") copy is WinXP x86 SP3 and second is WinXP x64 SP2. Currently I want to completely remove HDD drive with ...
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1answer
325 views

How to install Mac OS X from Windows without a CD

I have two partitions, one for windows the other for Mac OS X. Recently, my Mac OS X crashed and my partition rendered unbootable. When I insert Mac OS X's installation CD everything seems normal from ...
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1answer
233 views

Add partition to Windows XP Guest after extending Logical Volume on host?

How do I add a partition to a Windows XP Guest after extending the Logical Volume on the host? I have a CentOS 6 Server running several virtual machines, one of which is a Windows XP Guest. The ...
0
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1answer
523 views

Recommend Partition Sizes for Dual Boot XP / Win 7

I currently have 2 hard drives, and only windows xp sp3 professional installed. Main hard drive is 1.5 Terabytes, 2nd hard drive is 500 gigs. What I would love to do, is create 3 new partitions, but ...
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1answer
419 views

combine partitions when already split up with Windows XP installed on one

I'd like to consolidate two partitions on my laptop. I have Windows running on one partition, and I have another partition that I store data on. These partitions are on the same hard drive. Is this ...
0
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0answers
257 views

Restoring XP using Linux Live with fdisk tool

I am trying to create a restore a windows operating system using Linux Live. I have formatted the hard drive using FAT 32 format (mkfs.vfat) command. I have created the partitions using the fdisk ...