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HAD TO RE-FORMATT LAST NIGHT-SOMETHING ODD

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August 1, 2005 2:53:46 AM

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Hello All,

I made a mess of my computer last night. I decided to remove Norton System
Doctor and Go Back.
Then, I tried this new virus program I had read pretty good views about at a
tech forum. Well, after installing and running it I decided to read the
forum that provide support for the freeware, Avasti, I believe is the
correct spelling of the freeware. So, I removed it and then decided to do a
system restore. I pushed the one I made that had Go back's name on it. I
thought it was the one I created for after installing it. I am no longer
sure. My computer would not boot into Windows, nor, safe mode, nor, last
know... . Horror hit me. Oh, no. So, I grabbed this disaster recovery disc I
had that came with a magazine I got PC Tools. It installed a Linux operating
system. I freaked. got rid of that and tried the XP and went with the re
format. However, this is the odd thing and I had no idea how to handle it.
There was two partitions--1 was C and called partition1 and 37.2 GB. Then
another one stated it was not partitioned and since I have a 40GB drive, I
suppose it was 6.8 GB. Not large by no means.
I didn't know what to do with. I started to delete it thinking it would
become part of the C and be included with the re-format by XP. Then, I
thought better of it.

See, my problem? Where did it come from, maybe Go back? Did I do something
in its options maybe. I did have Ghost to and decided I really had no need
for that and removed it way before anything else.
What do I do about it? If I ask XP to format, then, it will try to also
install there, if I delete, what will happen?

I also had a service pack 2 CD and installed that after I Windows booted up
and I got to wondering is the service pack 1 something that needs to be on
also, yet, I don't think it is available anymore. Does one even need it if
you have service pack 2 now?

Everything is fine right now, except a sense pending trouble hanging
overhead

I hope someone might have some thoughts on this and would be so grateful for
your advice.

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August 1, 2005 4:03:34 AM

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Probably an image of the hard drive from the factory. I made that mistake
and deleted the partition... and thank goodness i had recovery discs!!! I'm
trying to say this; don't delete the partition.
"Pike" <pike@canada.com> wrote in message
news:eQ1GRzklFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hello All,
>
> I made a mess of my computer last night. I decided to remove Norton System
> Doctor and Go Back.
> Then, I tried this new virus program I had read pretty good views about at
> a tech forum. Well, after installing and running it I decided to read the
> forum that provide support for the freeware, Avasti, I believe is the
> correct spelling of the freeware. So, I removed it and then decided to do
> a system restore. I pushed the one I made that had Go back's name on it. I
> thought it was the one I created for after installing it. I am no longer
> sure. My computer would not boot into Windows, nor, safe mode, nor, last
> know... . Horror hit me. Oh, no. So, I grabbed this disaster recovery disc
> I had that came with a magazine I got PC Tools. It installed a Linux
> operating system. I freaked. got rid of that and tried the XP and went
> with the re format. However, this is the odd thing and I had no idea how
> to handle it. There was two partitions--1 was C and called partition1 and
> 37.2 GB. Then another one stated it was not partitioned and since I have a
> 40GB drive, I suppose it was 6.8 GB. Not large by no means.
> I didn't know what to do with. I started to delete it thinking it would
> become part of the C and be included with the re-format by XP. Then, I
> thought better of it.
>
> See, my problem? Where did it come from, maybe Go back? Did I do
> something in its options maybe. I did have Ghost to and decided I really
> had no need for that and removed it way before anything else.
> What do I do about it? If I ask XP to format, then, it will try to also
> install there, if I delete, what will happen?
>
> I also had a service pack 2 CD and installed that after I Windows booted
> up and I got to wondering is the service pack 1 something that needs to be
> on also, yet, I don't think it is available anymore. Does one even need it
> if you have service pack 2 now?
>
> Everything is fine right now, except a sense pending trouble hanging
> overhead
>
> I hope someone might have some thoughts on this and would be so grateful
> for your advice.
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 4:31:39 PM

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

If you have a 40 Gb drive, 37.something is the correct usable size.
Sometimes you'll find an 8 mb piece left over; it's nothing to worry about.

I'm not sure how you came up with 6.8 Gb of space left, but that's not
possible, unless maybe you have a very strange 50GB drive instead of 40.

"Pike" <pike@canada.com> wrote in message
news:eQ1GRzklFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hello All,
>
> I made a mess of my computer last night. I decided to remove Norton System
> Doctor and Go Back.
> Then, I tried this new virus program I had read pretty good views about at
> a tech forum. Well, after installing and running it I decided to read the
> forum that provide support for the freeware, Avasti, I believe is the
> correct spelling of the freeware. So, I removed it and then decided to do
> a system restore. I pushed the one I made that had Go back's name on it. I
> thought it was the one I created for after installing it. I am no longer
> sure. My computer would not boot into Windows, nor, safe mode, nor, last
> know... . Horror hit me. Oh, no. So, I grabbed this disaster recovery disc
> I had that came with a magazine I got PC Tools. It installed a Linux
> operating system. I freaked. got rid of that and tried the XP and went
> with the re format. However, this is the odd thing and I had no idea how
> to handle it. There was two partitions--1 was C and called partition1 and
> 37.2 GB. Then another one stated it was not partitioned and since I have a
> 40GB drive, I suppose it was 6.8 GB. Not large by no means.
> I didn't know what to do with. I started to delete it thinking it would
> become part of the C and be included with the re-format by XP. Then, I
> thought better of it.
>
> See, my problem? Where did it come from, maybe Go back? Did I do
> something in its options maybe. I did have Ghost to and decided I really
> had no need for that and removed it way before anything else.
> What do I do about it? If I ask XP to format, then, it will try to also
> install there, if I delete, what will happen?
>
> I also had a service pack 2 CD and installed that after I Windows booted
> up and I got to wondering is the service pack 1 something that needs to be
> on also, yet, I don't think it is available anymore. Does one even need it
> if you have service pack 2 now?
>
> Everything is fine right now, except a sense pending trouble hanging
> overhead
>
> I hope someone might have some thoughts on this and would be so grateful
> for your advice.
>
>
>
August 2, 2005 3:08:37 AM

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"D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:3l780jF114cj8U1@individual.net...
> If you have a 40 Gb drive, 37.something is the correct usable size.
> Sometimes you'll find an 8 mb piece left over; it's nothing to worry
> about.
>
> I'm not sure how you came up with 6.8 Gb of space left, but that's not
> possible, unless maybe you have a very strange 50GB drive instead of 40.
>

My mistake, I was very tired when I wrote that.

I am relieved to read what both og you wrote, thank you.



> "Pike" <pike@canada.com> wrote in message
> news:eQ1GRzklFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I made a mess of my computer last night. I decided to remove Norton
>> System Doctor and Go Back.
>> Then, I tried this new virus program I had read pretty good views about
>> at a tech forum. Well, after installing and running it I decided to read
>> the forum that provide support for the freeware, Avasti, I believe is the
>> correct spelling of the freeware. So, I removed it and then decided to do
>> a system restore. I pushed the one I made that had Go back's name on it.
>> I thought it was the one I created for after installing it. I am no
>> longer sure. My computer would not boot into Windows, nor, safe mode,
>> nor, last know... . Horror hit me. Oh, no. So, I grabbed this disaster
>> recovery disc I had that came with a magazine I got PC Tools. It
>> installed a Linux operating system. I freaked. got rid of that and tried
>> the XP and went with the re format. However, this is the odd thing and I
>> had no idea how to handle it. There was two partitions--1 was C and
>> called partition1 and 37.2 GB. Then another one stated it was not
>> partitioned and since I have a 40GB drive, I suppose it was 6.8 GB. Not
>> large by no means.
>> I didn't know what to do with. I started to delete it thinking it would
>> become part of the C and be included with the re-format by XP. Then, I
>> thought better of it.
>>
>> See, my problem? Where did it come from, maybe Go back? Did I do
>> something in its options maybe. I did have Ghost to and decided I really
>> had no need for that and removed it way before anything else.
>> What do I do about it? If I ask XP to format, then, it will try to also
>> install there, if I delete, what will happen?
>>
>> I also had a service pack 2 CD and installed that after I Windows booted
>> up and I got to wondering is the service pack 1 something that needs to
>> be on also, yet, I don't think it is available anymore. Does one even
>> need it if you have service pack 2 now?
>>
>> Everything is fine right now, except a sense pending trouble hanging
>> overhead
>>
>> I hope someone might have some thoughts on this and would be so grateful
>> for your advice.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
!