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harddrive problems dell dimension 1100

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  1. xyoursweet666x

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    i am formating a dell dimension 1100 for a friend, ive formatted 1000 times in the past, but this pc is giving me trouble, the ONE harddrive seems to be spilt into 2, one peace being 70GB and the othe rbeing 8GB, and if i install windows on the 70GB it wont boot right and fails and if i try and install on 8GB it says i cant install it on it, how can i merge it back into one? thanks

    look at pic to see what i mean by spilt.
     

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    Use a partitioning program. I use Easus, it is free and easy to use. However, you probably need to have the OS to use it.
    What OS are you trying to install. Usually when doing a reinstall it will partition the disk for you.

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  3. xyoursweet666x

    xyoursweet666x Thread Starter

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    XP, and i cannot get it to work at all
     
  4. Hughv

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    The XP disk will handle this chore. Start by deleting all partitions.
     
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    usually on a Dell computer the smaller partition is the System Recovery Partition. This is used to restore the system back to the Factory state. If you delete this partition this Method of restoration will be gone forever.
     
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    Well delete each partition then create a new partition which has the same size.
     
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