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clean install leaving gig on my hard disk

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  1. mikerheinsch

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    I did a clean install of Windows 2000 Pro on my Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop. My hard drive has a capacity of 11gb. After the clean install I only have 4.8gb left on the hard drive. I have followed reformatting instructions and installed again, but get the same result. It is taking forever to test different suggestions, since I have to keep reinstalling. File system is ntfs. A good portion of the gig being used is in Documents and Settings, but I thought that should get wiped out. I don't understand why I am still seeing folders for iPod, Lexar, etc. Please help. I have burned 16 hours on this.
     
  2. debunkcia

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    have you used the fdisk utility to delete and create ne partitions, then reformat the hardrive, then install? some back ground info on what exactly you have tried would be useful.
     
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    If I understand you correctly, then you did not choose to reformat the HD when you reinstalled. In this event, the Windows installer would install Windows but would not blow off any data or packages. I am not sure whether the Windows installer would by default preserve the registry.

    If you really want to start fresh, reformat the hard drive, then reinstall. A Win2K installation, fresh, will run less than 2 Gigs.
     
  4. mikerheinsch

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    I did not do a repair install. I chose a clean install and was informed all data would be erased. I have tried to do a disk format but get a message stating that I need to quit disk utilities. I only have one partition at 11.82 gigs.
     
  5. mikerheinsch

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    but it states only 4 gig is free
     
  6. mikerheinsch

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    I just now tried to delete the partition but it states I cannot delete the partition that contains my windows 2000 system files
     
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    What is the easiest way to reformat the hard drive?
     
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    I actually visited that site about 2 hours ago and followed their instructions. After the drivers loaded, during installation, I pressed F10 and went into the recovery console, entered my admin password, typed map, typed format c: /fs:ntfs, typed y and then typed exit to restart. I then noticed that during the install that it still showed that 4gb was free out of 11gb.
     
  10. debunkcia

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    click HERE for instructions on how to preform a clean install. full proof
     
  11. smash

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    full proof for sure he he!
     
  12. debunkcia

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    lol what's so funny?
     
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    i think you meant fool proof, no offence meant, i thought maybe a Freudian slip seeing as microsoft are checking for full proof of genuine software:)
     
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    bullseye!
     
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