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diag partition on Compaq Armada

November 13, 2012 at 05:20:32
Specs: Windows XP

Hello guys,

i would ask you if anyone of you has experienced making a diag partition in armada 1750 , i've lost the partition , and i want to re-create it again , i've read a lot about that , and finally i understand that i should make a floppy disk to re-create the partition of the bios , so that what i did , i made the diag floppy , and , when i put it and i press f10 (boot button in compaq) , i get a little menu i press create the partition , it keeps loading for a few seconds , and finally it says there is no much space available on the hard disk to create the partition , you must at least have 2 MB free space on it !.

the problem is that i have more than that capacity , about 2 GB free space ...

can you help me guys ?


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#1
November 13, 2012 at 08:36:45

Depends on what you mean by free space. If you have 2 GBs of free space on a partition them that will not so.

You need 2 GBs of unallocated space. That is space that has not take up by any partition. If you do not have this unallocated space there is no where for the partition to go.

Stuart


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#2
November 13, 2012 at 09:06:44

so how can i clean this unallocated space ? btw the error says , there is no much space to create the diag partition on the beginning of the hard drive ?

please a solution !!


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#3
November 13, 2012 at 09:35:10

You need a third party partition manager. There are plenty of free ones available.

You need to shrink the first partition, probably the one that is hosting drive C:,by 2GBs. Then move it so that you have 2 GBs of unallocated space tat the beginning of the disk.

Stuart


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#4
November 13, 2012 at 10:20:01

Sorry but I have to ask, what is the point of this exercise? This laptop is at least 12 yrs old. What are your plans for it?

Anyhow, I found this answer at another site:

"Creating the diagnostic partition only works if there are no existing partitions on the the disk, otherwise you get a "not enough space" error."


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