2 Hard Drive icons after re-installing Windows XP

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

HELP!Since re-installing my Windows XP,I have 2 hard
drive icons.The origional which is Local Disk(D:)with
94.0GB FREE SPACE AND 112GB TOTAL SIZE,the new hard drive
icon which is Local Disk(C:)with 100MB FREE SPACE AND
2.44GB TOTAL SIZE.I have updated Windows but it saves
onto the new h/drive (C:)which you can see has no memory
left hence the LOW MEMORY ICON which appears.So now I
can't re-install my games/software programs etc...I know
it has partitioned the hard drive but I don't want it
partitioned.How do I go about only having ONE Local Drive
(D:),do I have to re-install Windows again.Please help as
I am very pissed off.THANKS.
1 answer Last reply
More about hard drive icons installing windows
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Apparently, you chose to ignore the warning message to not
    attempt to install Windows XP in the same partition as the
    original installation. Of course if you proceed, a minimal
    installation will occur which it what you now have.

    Backup your important files and prepare for a "clean install".

    The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
    to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
    Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

    NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
    devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

    NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
    EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
    hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
    After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

    1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

    ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
    ===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
    3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
    4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
    Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
    partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

    5. Clean Install Windows XP
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

    6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
    ==> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

    7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
    and download the available "Critical Updates".

    8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
    of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
    available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
    and audio drivers.

    9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

    How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064

    Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm

    [Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

    Note: If you are unable to activate Windows XP via the internet,
    then select the option to "activate by telephone".

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "AJC" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
    news:941901c43399$81b85290$a401280a@phx.gbl...

    | HELP!Since re-installing my Windows XP,I have 2 hard
    | drive icons.The origional which is Local Disk(D:)with
    | 94.0GB FREE SPACE AND 112GB TOTAL SIZE,the new hard drive
    | icon which is Local Disk(C:)with 100MB FREE SPACE AND
    | 2.44GB TOTAL SIZE.I have updated Windows but it saves
    | onto the new h/drive (C:)which you can see has no memory
    | left hence the LOW MEMORY ICON which appears.So now I
    | can't re-install my games/software programs etc...I know
    | it has partitioned the hard drive but I don't want it
    | partitioned.How do I go about only having ONE Local Drive
    | (D:),do I have to re-install Windows again.Please help as
    | I am very pissed off.THANKS.
Ask a new question

Read More

Windows XP Hard Drives Icons