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September 1, 2005 8:05:54 AM

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I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and 1 180g
partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first partition, then
did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of formatting the
second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the partition
I wanted to install on.

I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working on this pc
whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing the exact
same procedure. Same thing.

So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition, I had
the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to install
windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to format
the other partition through Disk Management. Went through install/setup
again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk space
available to partition.

What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.

--
DeeDee
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 8:05:55 AM

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You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have formatted the
whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and you
have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from within
XP.

Two options:

1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from 200GB to
20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a 200GB
drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of unallocated
space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not recommended) or
by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller partitions.

2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition of 20GB
and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this partition.
If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a 20GB C:
drive and 180GB of unallocated space.

For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my website
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and take a look
at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp also take
a look at question 85

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org

The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any kind,
either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for any
direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use
of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post..



"DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and 1
>180g
> partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first partition,
> then
> did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of formatting
> the
> second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
> partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
> partition
> I wanted to install on.
>
> I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working on this
> pc
> whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing the exact
> same procedure. Same thing.
>
> So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition, I
> had
> the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to install
> windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to
> format
> the other partition through Disk Management. Went through install/setup
> again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk space
> available to partition.
>
> What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
>
> --
> DeeDee
>
>
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 8:05:55 AM

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

DeeDee wrote:
> I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and 1 180g
> partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first partition, then
> did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of formatting the
> second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
> partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the partition
> I wanted to install on.
>


Correct. That's normal. There's no need to create/format any
partitions beyond the target system partition during setup.



>
> So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition, I had
> the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to install
> windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to format
> the other partition through Disk Management. Went through install/setup
> again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk space
> available to partition.
>

That's not normal, unless you're using the Pre-SP1 version of WinXP,
which can't properly recognize hard drives greater than 137 Gb.




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September 1, 2005 8:30:28 AM

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Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first drive, 20g.
And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining space.

When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd partition,
leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1 20g and
installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it was as it
had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at installation. It
currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other disk space?
It doesn't show anything as unallocated.

Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd attempt to
install - with the above mentioned results.

Help please.

--
DeeDee

"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have formatted the
> whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and you
> have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from within
> XP.
>
> Two options:
>
> 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from 200GB to
> 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a 200GB
> drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of unallocated
> space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not recommended)
or
> by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller partitions.
>
> 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition of 20GB
> and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
partition.
> If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a 20GB
C:
> drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
>
> For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my
website
> http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and take a
look
> at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp also
take
> a look at question 85
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>
> The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any kind,
> either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for
any
> direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
use
> of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post..
>
>
>
> "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
> news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and 1
> >180g
> > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first partition,
> > then
> > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of formatting
> > the
> > second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
> > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
> > partition
> > I wanted to install on.
> >
> > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working on this
> > pc
> > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing the
exact
> > same procedure. Same thing.
> >
> > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition, I
> > had
> > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to
install
> > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to
> > format
> > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through install/setup
> > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk space
> > available to partition.
> >
> > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
> >
> > --
> > DeeDee
> >
> >
>
>
September 1, 2005 8:44:33 AM

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

OK, I think I HAVE found the unallocated space. It wasn't showing up under
My Computer, but I noticed the DVD writer was allocated as E:, and when I
went into Disk management I have 166.77g of unallocated space. So, I think
I may be OK after all. Sheesh!

--
DeeDee


"DeeDee" wrote in message news:#8wf0nlrFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first drive, 20g.
> And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining space.
>
> When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd partition,
> leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1 20g and
> installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it was as
it
> had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at installation.
It
> currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other disk
space?
> It doesn't show anything as unallocated.
>
> Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd attempt to
> install - with the above mentioned results.
>
> Help please.
>
> --
> DeeDee
>
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
> news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have formatted
the
> > whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and you
> > have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from
within
> > XP.
> >
> > Two options:
> >
> > 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from 200GB
to
> > 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a 200GB
> > drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of unallocated
> > space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not recommended)
> or
> > by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller
partitions.
> >
> > 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition of
20GB
> > and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
> partition.
> > If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a
20GB
> C:
> > drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
> >
> > For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my
> website
> > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and take a
> look
> > at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp also
> take
> > a look at question 85
> >
> > --
> > John Barnett MVP
> > Associate Expert
> > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> >
> > The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
kind,
> > either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> > reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for
> any
> > direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
> use
> > of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
post..
> >
> >
> >
> > "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
> > news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and 1
> > >180g
> > > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first partition,
> > > then
> > > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of
formatting
> > > the
> > > second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
> > > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
> > > partition
> > > I wanted to install on.
> > >
> > > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working on
this
> > > pc
> > > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing the
> exact
> > > same procedure. Same thing.
> > >
> > > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition,
I
> > > had
> > > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to
> install
> > > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to
> > > format
> > > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through
install/setup
> > > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk
space
> > > available to partition.
> > >
> > > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
> > >
> > > --
> > > DeeDee
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
September 1, 2005 8:44:34 AM

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

Yes, unformatted space will not show up under my computer or in Explorer. You
have to go into the Disk Manager and create and/or format that parition
before Explorer will see it. Aren't computers fun? :-)

"DeeDee" wrote:

> OK, I think I HAVE found the unallocated space. It wasn't showing up under
> My Computer, but I noticed the DVD writer was allocated as E:, and when I
> went into Disk management I have 166.77g of unallocated space. So, I think
> I may be OK after all. Sheesh!
>
> --
> DeeDee
>
>
> "DeeDee" wrote in message news:#8wf0nlrFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first drive, 20g.
> > And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining space.
> >
> > When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd partition,
> > leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1 20g and
> > installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it was as
> it
> > had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at installation.
> It
> > currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other disk
> space?
> > It doesn't show anything as unallocated.
> >
> > Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd attempt to
> > install - with the above mentioned results.
> >
> > Help please.
> >
> > --
> > DeeDee
> >
> > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
> > news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have formatted
> the
> > > whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and you
> > > have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from
> within
> > > XP.
> > >
> > > Two options:
> > >
> > > 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from 200GB
> to
> > > 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a 200GB
> > > drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of unallocated
> > > space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not recommended)
> > or
> > > by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller
> partitions.
> > >
> > > 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition of
> 20GB
> > > and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
> > partition.
> > > If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a
> 20GB
> > C:
> > > drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
> > >
> > > For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my
> > website
> > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and take a
> > look
> > > at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp also
> > take
> > > a look at question 85
> > >
> > > --
> > > John Barnett MVP
> > > Associate Expert
> > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> > >
> > > The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind,
> > > either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> > > reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for
> > any
> > > direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
> > use
> > > of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
> post..
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
> > > news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and 1
> > > >180g
> > > > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first partition,
> > > > then
> > > > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of
> formatting
> > > > the
> > > > second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
> > > > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
> > > > partition
> > > > I wanted to install on.
> > > >
> > > > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working on
> this
> > > > pc
> > > > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing the
> > exact
> > > > same procedure. Same thing.
> > > >
> > > > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition,
> I
> > > > had
> > > > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to
> > install
> > > > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to
> > > > format
> > > > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through
> install/setup
> > > > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk
> space
> > > > available to partition.
> > > >
> > > > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > DeeDee
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 8:44:34 AM

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

Glad you finally sorted things out.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org

The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any kind,
either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for any
direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use
of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post..



"DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
news:%23FrZsvlrFHA.3796@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> OK, I think I HAVE found the unallocated space. It wasn't showing up
> under
> My Computer, but I noticed the DVD writer was allocated as E:, and when I
> went into Disk management I have 166.77g of unallocated space. So, I
> think
> I may be OK after all. Sheesh!
>
> --
> DeeDee
>
>
> "DeeDee" wrote in message news:#8wf0nlrFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first drive,
>> 20g.
>> And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining space.
>>
>> When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd
>> partition,
>> leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1 20g and
>> installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it was as
> it
>> had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at installation.
> It
>> currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other disk
> space?
>> It doesn't show anything as unallocated.
>>
>> Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd attempt to
>> install - with the above mentioned results.
>>
>> Help please.
>>
>> --
>> DeeDee
>>
>> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
>> news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have formatted
> the
>> > whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and
>> > you
>> > have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from
> within
>> > XP.
>> >
>> > Two options:
>> >
>> > 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from 200GB
> to
>> > 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a 200GB
>> > drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of
>> > unallocated
>> > space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not
>> > recommended)
>> or
>> > by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller
> partitions.
>> >
>> > 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition of
> 20GB
>> > and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
>> partition.
>> > If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a
> 20GB
>> C:
>> > drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
>> >
>> > For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my
>> website
>> > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and take a
>> look
>> > at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp also
>> take
>> > a look at question 85
>> >
>> > --
>> > John Barnett MVP
>> > Associate Expert
>> > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> >
>> > The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind,
>> > either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> > reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for
>> any
>> > direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
>> > the
>> use
>> > of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
> post..
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
>> > news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition and
>> > >1
>> > >180g
>> > > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first
>> > > partition,
>> > > then
>> > > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of
> formatting
>> > > the
>> > > second partition it went straight into installing windows on the last
>> > > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
>> > > partition
>> > > I wanted to install on.
>> > >
>> > > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working on
> this
>> > > pc
>> > > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing the
>> exact
>> > > same procedure. Same thing.
>> > >
>> > > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second partition,
> I
>> > > had
>> > > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to
>> install
>> > > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able to
>> > > format
>> > > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through
> install/setup
>> > > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk
> space
>> > > available to partition.
>> > >
>> > > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > DeeDee
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
September 1, 2005 9:06:30 AM

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Yes, aren't they! NOT. I can't believe how long this has taken. Just to
get the OS and partitioning and formatting done. I still don't get why I
didn't have the opportunity to select the partition to install the OS on
after partitioning the 2nd part of the drive - on either of the first 2
attempts to install. The MSKB on it, and John's FAQ that he kindly pointed
me to ... both seem to indicate that I should get that option. Oh well ....
I didn't plan on sleeping tonight/last night anyway. :-/

--
DeeDee


"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF41EE63-AEC4-4259-89EB-2CF15BBFB392@microsoft.com...
> Yes, unformatted space will not show up under my computer or in Explorer.
You
> have to go into the Disk Manager and create and/or format that parition
> before Explorer will see it. Aren't computers fun? :-)
>
> "DeeDee" wrote:
>
> > OK, I think I HAVE found the unallocated space. It wasn't showing up
under
> > My Computer, but I noticed the DVD writer was allocated as E:, and when
I
> > went into Disk management I have 166.77g of unallocated space. So, I
think
> > I may be OK after all. Sheesh!
> >
> > --
> > DeeDee
> >
> >
> > "DeeDee" wrote in message news:#8wf0nlrFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first drive,
20g.
> > > And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining
space.
> > >
> > > When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd
partition,
> > > leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1 20g
and
> > > installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it was
as
> > it
> > > had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at
installation.
> > It
> > > currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other disk
> > space?
> > > It doesn't show anything as unallocated.
> > >
> > > Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd attempt
to
> > > install - with the above mentioned results.
> > >
> > > Help please.
> > >
> > > --
> > > DeeDee
> > >
> > > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
> > > news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have
formatted
> > the
> > > > whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and
you
> > > > have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from
> > within
> > > > XP.
> > > >
> > > > Two options:
> > > >
> > > > 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from
200GB
> > to
> > > > 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a
200GB
> > > > drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of
unallocated
> > > > space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not
recommended)
> > > or
> > > > by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller
> > partitions.
> > > >
> > > > 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition
of
> > 20GB
> > > > and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
> > > partition.
> > > > If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a
> > 20GB
> > > C:
> > > > drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
> > > >
> > > > For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my
> > > website
> > > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and
take a
> > > look
> > > > at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp
also
> > > take
> > > > a look at question 85
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > John Barnett MVP
> > > > Associate Expert
> > > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> > > >
> > > > The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> > kind,
> > > > either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> > > > reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable
for
> > > any
> > > > direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
the
> > > use
> > > > of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
> > post..
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition
and 1
> > > > >180g
> > > > > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first
partition,
> > > > > then
> > > > > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of
> > formatting
> > > > > the
> > > > > second partition it went straight into installing windows on the
last
> > > > > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
> > > > > partition
> > > > > I wanted to install on.
> > > > >
> > > > > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working
on
> > this
> > > > > pc
> > > > > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing
the
> > > exact
> > > > > same procedure. Same thing.
> > > > >
> > > > > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second
partition,
> > I
> > > > > had
> > > > > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to
> > > install
> > > > > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able
to
> > > > > format
> > > > > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through
> > install/setup
> > > > > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk
> > space
> > > > > available to partition.
> > > > >
> > > > > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > DeeDee
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
September 1, 2005 9:06:31 AM

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

Yes, it's buggy at times. I usually will just create one partion (the one
that the OS will reside on), install the OS, and then go into Disk Manager
and create/format the rest of the paritions. I don't know what it is, but
I've ran into the same problem as you did at various times. I learned my
lesson and do it my way now. Glad to see you got it working. :) 

"DeeDee" wrote:

> Yes, aren't they! NOT. I can't believe how long this has taken. Just to
> get the OS and partitioning and formatting done. I still don't get why I
> didn't have the opportunity to select the partition to install the OS on
> after partitioning the 2nd part of the drive - on either of the first 2
> attempts to install. The MSKB on it, and John's FAQ that he kindly pointed
> me to ... both seem to indicate that I should get that option. Oh well ....
> I didn't plan on sleeping tonight/last night anyway. :-/
>
> --
> DeeDee
>
>
> "Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EF41EE63-AEC4-4259-89EB-2CF15BBFB392@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, unformatted space will not show up under my computer or in Explorer.
> You
> > have to go into the Disk Manager and create and/or format that parition
> > before Explorer will see it. Aren't computers fun? :-)
> >
> > "DeeDee" wrote:
> >
> > > OK, I think I HAVE found the unallocated space. It wasn't showing up
> under
> > > My Computer, but I noticed the DVD writer was allocated as E:, and when
> I
> > > went into Disk management I have 166.77g of unallocated space. So, I
> think
> > > I may be OK after all. Sheesh!
> > >
> > > --
> > > DeeDee
> > >
> > >
> > > "DeeDee" wrote in message news:#8wf0nlrFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first drive,
> 20g.
> > > > And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining
> space.
> > > >
> > > > When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd
> partition,
> > > > leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1 20g
> and
> > > > installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it was
> as
> > > it
> > > > had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at
> installation.
> > > It
> > > > currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other disk
> > > space?
> > > > It doesn't show anything as unallocated.
> > > >
> > > > Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd attempt
> to
> > > > install - with the above mentioned results.
> > > >
> > > > Help please.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > DeeDee
> > > >
> > > > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
> > > > news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > > > You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have
> formatted
> > > the
> > > > > whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space and
> you
> > > > > have no unallocated space in which to create another partition from
> > > within
> > > > > XP.
> > > > >
> > > > > Two options:
> > > > >
> > > > > 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from
> 200GB
> > > to
> > > > > 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a
> 200GB
> > > > > drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of
> unallocated
> > > > > space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not
> recommended)
> > > > or
> > > > > by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller
> > > partitions.
> > > > >
> > > > > 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a partition
> of
> > > 20GB
> > > > > and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
> > > > partition.
> > > > > If you have created the partition correctly you should end up with a
> > > 20GB
> > > > C:
> > > > > drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
> > > > >
> > > > > For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit my
> > > > website
> > > > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and
> take a
> > > > look
> > > > > at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp
> also
> > > > take
> > > > > a look at question 85
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > John Barnett MVP
> > > > > Associate Expert
> > > > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> > > > >
> > > > > The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> > > kind,
> > > > > either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> > > > > reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable
> for
> > > > any
> > > > > direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
> the
> > > > use
> > > > > of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
> > > post..
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g partition
> and 1
> > > > > >180g
> > > > > > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first
> partition,
> > > > > > then
> > > > > > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of
> > > formatting
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > second partition it went straight into installing windows on the
> last
> > > > > > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select the
> > > > > > partition
> > > > > > I wanted to install on.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was working
> on
> > > this
> > > > > > pc
> > > > > > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again doing
> the
> > > > exact
> > > > > > same procedure. Same thing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second
> partition,
> > > I
> > > > > > had
> > > > > > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted to
> > > > install
> > > > > > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be able
> to
> > > > > > format
> > > > > > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through
> > > install/setup
> > > > > > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other disk
> > > space
> > > > > > available to partition.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > DeeDee
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 9:06:32 AM

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

Creating the C: partition first and then installing xp is by far the better
method. Adding partitions via computer management after installation is
then a simple matter - assuming you haven't allocated every inch of your
hard drive space to the windows xp partition.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org

The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any kind,
either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be liable for any
direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use
of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post..



"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B636736C-D51F-4778-9F32-49A36DDFB29C@microsoft.com...
> Yes, it's buggy at times. I usually will just create one partion (the one
> that the OS will reside on), install the OS, and then go into Disk Manager
> and create/format the rest of the paritions. I don't know what it is, but
> I've ran into the same problem as you did at various times. I learned my
> lesson and do it my way now. Glad to see you got it working. :) 
>
> "DeeDee" wrote:
>
>> Yes, aren't they! NOT. I can't believe how long this has taken. Just
>> to
>> get the OS and partitioning and formatting done. I still don't get why I
>> didn't have the opportunity to select the partition to install the OS on
>> after partitioning the 2nd part of the drive - on either of the first 2
>> attempts to install. The MSKB on it, and John's FAQ that he kindly
>> pointed
>> me to ... both seem to indicate that I should get that option. Oh well
>> ....
>> I didn't plan on sleeping tonight/last night anyway. :-/
>>
>> --
>> DeeDee
>>
>>
>> "Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EF41EE63-AEC4-4259-89EB-2CF15BBFB392@microsoft.com...
>> > Yes, unformatted space will not show up under my computer or in
>> > Explorer.
>> You
>> > have to go into the Disk Manager and create and/or format that parition
>> > before Explorer will see it. Aren't computers fun? :-)
>> >
>> > "DeeDee" wrote:
>> >
>> > > OK, I think I HAVE found the unallocated space. It wasn't showing up
>> under
>> > > My Computer, but I noticed the DVD writer was allocated as E:, and
>> > > when
>> I
>> > > went into Disk management I have 166.77g of unallocated space. So, I
>> think
>> > > I may be OK after all. Sheesh!
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > DeeDee
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "DeeDee" wrote in message
>> > > news:#8wf0nlrFHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > > > Thanks for your help. I have definitely partitioned the first
>> > > > drive,
>> 20g.
>> > > > And initially the second drive was partitioned with the remaining
>> space.
>> > > >
>> > > > When I went through the install the 3rd time, I deleted the 2nd
>> partition,
>> > > > leaving the balance 180g unpartitioned. And selected partition 1
>> > > > 20g
>> and
>> > > > installed Windows on that partition, leaving the formatting as it
>> > > > was
>> as
>> > > it
>> > > > had already been formatted as NTFS in the first attemp at
>> installation.
>> > > It
>> > > > currently shows Local Disk C: 19.5g total 16.9g free. No other
>> > > > disk
>> > > space?
>> > > > It doesn't show anything as unallocated.
>> > > >
>> > > > Basically, you suggested Option 2 - was what I did on my 3rd
>> > > > attempt
>> to
>> > > > install - with the above mentioned results.
>> > > >
>> > > > Help please.
>> > > >
>> > > > --
>> > > > DeeDee
>> > > >
>> > > > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
>> > > > news:eRzPvilrFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > > > > You have obviously not allocated the partition size and have
>> formatted
>> > > the
>> > > > > whole drive. Windows has therefore taken all of your drive space
>> > > > > and
>> you
>> > > > > have no unallocated space in which to create another partition
>> > > > > from
>> > > within
>> > > > > XP.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Two options:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > 1/ Buy a copy of partition magic, shrink the partition down from
>> 200GB
>> > > to
>> > > > > 20GB ( i assume from your partition claulations that you have a
>> 200GB
>> > > > > drive?) This will then give you a 20GB C: drive and 180GB of
>> unallocated
>> > > > > space in which you can create either 1 large partition (not
>> recommended)
>> > > > or
>> > > > > by creating a logical partition, any number of further smaller
>> > > partitions.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > 2/ Re-install Windows XP. Only this time simply create a
>> > > > > partition
>> of
>> > > 20GB
>> > > > > and then format this partition. Then let windows install to this
>> > > > partition.
>> > > > > If you have created the partition correctly you should end up
>> > > > > with a
>> > > 20GB
>> > > > C:
>> > > > > drive and 180GB of unallocated space.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > For further details on partitioning and formatting with XP visit
>> > > > > my
>> > > > website
>> > > > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and
>> take a
>> > > > look
>> > > > > at question 41. For an illustrated guide to installing windows xp
>> also
>> > > > take
>> > > > > a look at question 85
>> > > > >
>> > > > > --
>> > > > > John Barnett MVP
>> > > > > Associate Expert
>> > > > > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> > > > >
>> > > > > The information in this post is supplied "as is". No warranty of
>> > > > > any
>> > > kind,
>> > > > > either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> > > > > reliability or content of this post. The Author shall not be
>> > > > > liable
>> for
>> > > > any
>> > > > > direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
>> > > > > of
>> the
>> > > > use
>> > > > > of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
>> > > > > this
>> > > post..
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > > "DeeDee" <dlyle@writeme.com> wrote in message
>> > > > > news:uzt5FalrFHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > > > > >I can't believe this. OK. So first off, I setup 1 20g
>> > > > > >partition
>> and 1
>> > > > > >180g
>> > > > > > partition, was stepped through to formatting NTFS for first
>> partition,
>> > > > > > then
>> > > > > > did the same for the second partition. At the conclusion of
>> > > formatting
>> > > > > > the
>> > > > > > second partition it went straight into installing windows on
>> > > > > > the
>> last
>> > > > > > partition it had formatted. I did not get an option to select
>> > > > > > the
>> > > > > > partition
>> > > > > > I wanted to install on.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > I thought I must have missed it the first time, as I was
>> > > > > > working
>> on
>> > > this
>> > > > > > pc
>> > > > > > whilst installing the new system box. So, I started again
>> > > > > > doing
>> the
>> > > > exact
>> > > > > > same procedure. Same thing.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > So, I started for the 3rd time. After deleting the second
>> partition,
>> > > I
>> > > > > > had
>> > > > > > the option to create another partition or select where I wanted
>> > > > > > to
>> > > > install
>> > > > > > windows, I selected partition 1 (c:) , and thought I would be
>> > > > > > able
>> to
>> > > > > > format
>> > > > > > the other partition through Disk Management. Went through
>> > > install/setup
>> > > > > > again. And I now have windows installed on c:, but no other
>> > > > > > disk
>> > > space
>> > > > > > available to partition.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > What the heck am I doing wrong? Help please.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > --
>> > > > > > DeeDee
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>>
>>
>>
!