my 80 gig hd now a 5 gig?!

By mossimoboy
Nov 3, 2005
  1. I reinstalled WindowsXP after having my computer overrun by spyware, and then
    formatting it.
    So when I go to install some things again, I only have 5 gbs. Please help!!
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Have you partitoned and formatted it all. Have a look in Disc Manager.
  3. gouthamd

    gouthamd TS Rookie

    there must be unallocated space. It will be shown properly in disc manager which is there in administrator tools.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    reinstall OS
    windows will say it has found a version
    what do you want to do choice , to delete active director, say yes
    next command will prompt to again where to install you should see 80 gb here,but it will not be active
    when you choose to install.prompt to format of drive
    do so with ntfs ,don't use quick format
    on prompt of size ,here is where you should see fulls size
    you can change this to a smaller drive size <i would suggest
    on boot you should see 2 partitions
    hope I remembered that right
  5. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    thanks guys, I just needed to convert the FAT32 drive to NTFS because I had to install win98 and then XP, so 98 made it a FAT drive.

    So, I reinstalled XP pro and it sorted it all out.
  6. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    It would have been helpful to mention you had a dual-boot system in your original post.
    Glad you got it sorted.

    patio. :cool:
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