Is there a way to resize a partition without reformatting?

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

I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem may be
the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:

Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
deletes
the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is that
the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is there a
way to fix it without reinstalling XP.

I just installed XP on a new 80 GB hard drive. Here is the setup:

A: Floppy
C: Disk size 15.6 MB/10.3 free-has my documents and a few downloads.
D: When I click on this icon, it says disk not formatted, do you want to
format now.
E: Disk size 74.4 GB/71.8 free-has XP on this drive.

In System Restore:

C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem may be
    >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    >
    >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
    >deletes
    >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is that
    >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is there a
    >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.

    Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    store. Windows XP cannot do this.

    --
    (tm)
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's near
    all filled up

    "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:

    > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem may be
    > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > >
    > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
    > >deletes
    > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is that
    > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is there a
    > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    >
    > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    >
    > --
    > (tm)
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had allocated
    fod system restore.

    In System Restore:

    C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)

    "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's near
    > all filled up
    >
    > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    >
    > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem
    may be
    > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > >
    > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
    > > >deletes
    > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is
    that
    > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is
    there a
    > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > >
    > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > >
    > > --
    > > (tm)
    > >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html

    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had allocated
    > fod system restore.
    >
    > In System Restore:
    >
    > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    >
    > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's near
    > > all filled up
    > >
    > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > >
    > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem
    > may be
    > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > > >
    > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
    > > > >deletes
    > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is
    > that
    > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is
    > there a
    > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > >
    > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > (tm)
    > > >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi David.

    Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the smallest
    amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free space
    availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with 74.4 GB
    with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB partitions
    (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to turn
    off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger one
    with XP on it?


    "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html

    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    allocated
    > fod system restore.
    >
    > In System Restore:
    >
    > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    >
    > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's
    near
    > > all filled up
    > >
    > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > >
    > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem
    > may be
    > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > > >
    > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
    > > > >deletes
    > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is
    > that
    > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is
    > there a
    > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > >
    > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > (tm)
    > > >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    It has already turned itself off on the small drive because there is less than 200MB free. It doen't affect the big drive.

    I don't use SR at all as it's a dumb idea. But I just thought I'd tell you about the 200MB limit. So SR is NEVER going to work on C as it's smaller than 200MB.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html

    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:uvSgGvuhEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Hi David.
    >
    > Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the smallest
    > amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free space
    > availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with 74.4 GB
    > with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB partitions
    > (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to turn
    > off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger one
    > with XP on it?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.
    >
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    >
    > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    > allocated
    > > fod system restore.
    > >
    > > In System Restore:
    > >
    > > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    > >
    > > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    > > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's
    > near
    > > > all filled up
    > > >
    > > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the problem
    > > may be
    > > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > > > >
    > > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore and
    > > > > >deletes
    > > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem is
    > > that
    > > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem, is
    > > there a
    > > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > > >
    > > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > (tm)
    > > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I appreciate the info David, and also curious about your statement that it
    is a dumb idea. Do you use a third party restore program or just don't like
    them period. I used to use Second Chance on W98 and it saved my bacon a
    number of times. I would love to use it on XP, but it was made by Power
    Quest, since bought out by Symantec, and hasn't been supported in years.

    Jmax


    "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:unV9czuhEHA.3348@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    It has already turned itself off on the small drive because there is less
    than 200MB free. It doen't affect the big drive.

    I don't use SR at all as it's a dumb idea. But I just thought I'd tell you
    about the 200MB limit. So SR is NEVER going to work on C as it's smaller
    than 200MB.

    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html

    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uvSgGvuhEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Hi David.
    >
    > Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the smallest
    > amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free space
    > availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with 74.4
    GB
    > with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB partitions
    > (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to turn
    > off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger one
    > with XP on it?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.
    >
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    >
    > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    > allocated
    > > fod system restore.
    > >
    > > In System Restore:
    > >
    > > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    > >
    > > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    > > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's
    > near
    > > > all filled up
    > > >
    > > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the
    problem
    > > may be
    > > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > > > >
    > > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore
    and
    > > > > >deletes
    > > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem
    is
    > > that
    > > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem,
    is
    > > there a
    > > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > > >
    > > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > (tm)
    > > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Sorry Jmax, I guess that I didn't see your whole post. Just trying to help.
    I don't understand why you would even want to partition this drive (lest you
    were putting on an alternative OS) and then to such a small size. But, hey,
    that's just me. As to Davids, comment about SR, I have been using Go Back
    since I heard about it back in the 98SE days, and I agree with you that it
    has saved 'my bacon' many times. A must have, as far as I'm concerned.

    I would simply reformat and do away with the partitions and I don't think
    you will have any further problems. Good luck.

    "Jmax" wrote:

    > I appreciate the info David, and also curious about your statement that it
    > is a dumb idea. Do you use a third party restore program or just don't like
    > them period. I used to use Second Chance on W98 and it saved my bacon a
    > number of times. I would love to use it on XP, but it was made by Power
    > Quest, since bought out by Symantec, and hasn't been supported in years.
    >
    > Jmax
    >
    >
    > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:unV9czuhEHA.3348@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > It has already turned itself off on the small drive because there is less
    > than 200MB free. It doen't affect the big drive.
    >
    > I don't use SR at all as it's a dumb idea. But I just thought I'd tell you
    > about the 200MB limit. So SR is NEVER going to work on C as it's smaller
    > than 200MB.
    >
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    >
    > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uvSgGvuhEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi David.
    > >
    > > Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the smallest
    > > amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free space
    > > availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with 74.4
    > GB
    > > with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB partitions
    > > (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to turn
    > > off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger one
    > > with XP on it?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > > news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.
    > >
    > > --
    > > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    > >
    > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    > > allocated
    > > > fod system restore.
    > > >
    > > > In System Restore:
    > > >
    > > > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > > > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    > > >
    > > > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > > > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > > > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's
    > > near
    > > > > all filled up
    > > > >
    > > > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the
    > problem
    > > > may be
    > > > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore
    > and
    > > > > > >deletes
    > > > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem
    > is
    > > > that
    > > > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem,
    > is
    > > > there a
    > > > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > --
    > > > > > (tm)
    > > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    System restore does nothing to "my documents" (supposedly) the files in it are not of the monitored type, see "Monitored File Extensions http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/enus/sr/sr/about_system_restore.asp".

    Yes, turn it off on your C partition. 15.6 MB is not very large for a partition, heck a ZIP 100 disk is 6 times the size.

    I use TrueImage from www.acronis.com to image my system drive. Works easily and quickly.

    --
    Just my 2¢ worth,
    Jeff
    __________in response to__________
    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23NQw%23GvhEHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    |I appreciate the info David, and also curious about your statement that it
    | is a dumb idea. Do you use a third party restore program or just don't like
    | them period. I used to use Second Chance on W98 and it saved my bacon a
    | number of times. I would love to use it on XP, but it was made by Power
    | Quest, since bought out by Symantec, and hasn't been supported in years.
    |
    | Jmax
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yeah, I agree about not needing to partition this drive. It was a mistake.

    Jmax

    "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:134B4A2A-FF6C-4AD4-AAC4-80C2F858F4A4@microsoft.com...
    > Sorry Jmax, I guess that I didn't see your whole post. Just trying to
    help.
    > I don't understand why you would even want to partition this drive (lest
    you
    > were putting on an alternative OS) and then to such a small size. But,
    hey,
    > that's just me. As to Davids, comment about SR, I have been using Go Back
    > since I heard about it back in the 98SE days, and I agree with you that it
    > has saved 'my bacon' many times. A must have, as far as I'm concerned.
    >
    > I would simply reformat and do away with the partitions and I don't think
    > you will have any further problems. Good luck.
    >
    > "Jmax" wrote:
    >
    > > I appreciate the info David, and also curious about your statement that
    it
    > > is a dumb idea. Do you use a third party restore program or just don't
    like
    > > them period. I used to use Second Chance on W98 and it saved my bacon a
    > > number of times. I would love to use it on XP, but it was made by Power
    > > Quest, since bought out by Symantec, and hasn't been supported in years.
    > >
    > > Jmax
    > >
    > >
    > > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > > news:unV9czuhEHA.3348@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > It has already turned itself off on the small drive because there is
    less
    > > than 200MB free. It doen't affect the big drive.
    > >
    > > I don't use SR at all as it's a dumb idea. But I just thought I'd tell
    you
    > > about the 200MB limit. So SR is NEVER going to work on C as it's smaller
    > > than 200MB.
    > >
    > > --
    > > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    > >
    > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:uvSgGvuhEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > > Hi David.
    > > >
    > > > Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the
    smallest
    > > > amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free
    space
    > > > availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with
    74.4
    > > GB
    > > > with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB
    partitions
    > > > (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to
    turn
    > > > off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger
    one
    > > > with XP on it?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > > > news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > > System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > > > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > > > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    > > >
    > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > > > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    > > > allocated
    > > > > fod system restore.
    > > > >
    > > > > In System Restore:
    > > > >
    > > > > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > > > > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    > > > >
    > > > > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > > message
    > > > > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > > > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for
    system
    > > > > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless
    it's
    > > > near
    > > > > > all filled up
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the
    > > problem
    > > > > may be
    > > > > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the
    situation:
    > > > > > > >
    > > > > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system
    restore
    > > and
    > > > > > > >deletes
    > > > > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the
    problem
    > > is
    > > > > that
    > > > > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the
    problem,
    > > is
    > > > > there a
    > > > > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local
    software
    > > > > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > --
    > > > > > > (tm)
    > > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yes, you can turn off system restore on the smaller disk..

    RClick on "MyComputer", select system restore tab, and from the list of
    drives (partitions really), select the one you want to change and press
    settings....


    --
    Tumppi
    Reply to group
    =================================================
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    Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    =================================================

    "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    news:uvSgGvuhEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Hi David.
    >
    > Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the smallest
    > amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free space
    > availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with 74.4
    GB
    > with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB partitions
    > (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to turn
    > off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger one
    > with XP on it?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.
    >
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    >
    > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    > allocated
    > > fod system restore.
    > >
    > > In System Restore:
    > >
    > > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    > >
    > > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    > > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for system
    > > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless it's
    > near
    > > > all filled up
    > > >
    > > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the
    problem
    > > may be
    > > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the situation:
    > > > > >
    > > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore
    and
    > > > > >deletes
    > > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the problem
    is
    > > that
    > > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem,
    is
    > > there a
    > > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > > >
    > > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > (tm)
    > > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Got it, Thomas, thanks.

    J

    "Thomas Wendell" <tumppiw_NOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eKj#VB5hEHA.396@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Yes, you can turn off system restore on the smaller disk..
    >
    > RClick on "MyComputer", select system restore tab, and from the list of
    > drives (partitions really), select the one you want to change and press
    > settings....
    >
    >
    > --
    > Tumppi
    > Reply to group
    > =================================================
    > Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
    > Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    > (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    > =================================================
    >
    > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    > news:uvSgGvuhEHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi David.
    > >
    > > Does this System Restore rule default to the partition with the smallest
    > > amout of space. I have two partitions. One 15.6 MB with 10.3 free
    space
    > > availabel (it has my documents and a few downloads) and another with
    74.4
    > GB
    > > with 71.8 free space (it has XP on it). I suspect the 15 MB
    partitions
    > > (or drive) is the source of the problem. If it is, is it possible to
    turn
    > > off system restore on the smaller drive ,and just use it on the larger
    one
    > > with XP on it?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > > news:eMlEVXuhEHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > System Restore requires 200 MB of free space or it turns off.
    > >
    > > --
    > > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > > 'Not happy John! Defending our democracy',
    > > http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/29/1088392635123.html
    > >
    > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:edaaNUuhEHA.644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > > Hi Patrick, did you read all of my message? I told how much I had
    > > allocated
    > > > fod system restore.
    > > >
    > > > In System Restore:
    > > >
    > > > C. Set at Max 100% (15 MB)
    > > > E. Set at Max 12% (9153MB)
    > > >
    > > > "Patrick Murphy" <PatrickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > > > news:B62E0C4A-E26A-4DE7-9D7F-A4350D9ABA7B@microsoft.com...
    > > > > You might want to check and see how much you have allocated for
    system
    > > > > restore. With a 80gb HD you shouldn't have this problem, unless
    it's
    > > near
    > > > > all filled up
    > > > >
    > > > > "Thorsten Matzner" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > "Jmax" <Jmax((XSPAM)@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > >I presented a System Restore problem below, and I believe the
    > problem
    > > > may be
    > > > > > >the size of the patitions on my hard drive. Here is the
    situation:
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > >Whenever I install a new program, XP creates a new system restore
    > and
    > > > > > >deletes
    > > > > > >the old one. I can't create more than one SR. Maybe the
    problem
    > is
    > > > that
    > > > > > >the partition on my C drive to small(?). If that is the problem,
    > is
    > > > there a
    > > > > > >way to fix it without reinstalling XP.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Get a third-party partitionizing program from your local software
    > > > > > store. Windows XP cannot do this.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > --
    > > > > > (tm)
    > > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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