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I have only one hard drive active but shows I have 2

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sdh31873, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. sdh31873

    sdh31873 Thread Starter

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    I have only one hard drive active but when I go to my computer, it shows 2; a C: and a D: (Fat) There are some folders and data on that D: (Fat) drive but I am not sure what it is. I would like to get it back down to one hard drive. Please help. Thanks.:confused:
     
  2. esdxc37

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    is your hard drive partioned
    use fdisk in dos
     
  3. sdh31873

    sdh31873 Thread Starter

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    What does Fdisk do? How do I get to dos with Windows XP? Do I specify to FDisk C: or FDisk D:? Thanks.
     
  4. esdxc37

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    you cant get into dos on xp

    do you have a windows 99 startup disc or a system disc(floppy)
    if so restart your computer with the disk in

    it should give you four options
    1 help
    2 start computer with cdrom support
    3 start computer without cd rom support
    4 minimal boot

    3 or 4 should do


    at the c:> propmt type fdisk <> enter

    should get 5 options
    choose view partition info

    if says drive is c and d you need to repartition drive
    this can be done in dos but if you daont want to lose any info on hard drive and reinstall xp then get hold of partition magic which will do it for you while keeping your current setup
     
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