drive d was deleted

February 20, 2009 at 00:08:02
Specs: Windows XP
when i reformat my desktop computer, i accidentally deleted my drive d which is my memory is 80GB which is all in my drive c, how can i reduce my drive c so that i can install back my drive d,,please and please help me in my problem... i reformat my computer but when i try to create back my drive d ... the size of my drive wont change, i deleted, create but it wont work ..what shall i do

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February 20, 2009 at 00:35:34
You can use a partition manager to reduce a partition and create an additional one. You had an option to not use all the drive when you reinstalled the OS.

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February 20, 2009 at 10:18:40
Or, start over again and create two partitions in the setup screen.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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February 20, 2009 at 15:15:40
yeah if there's not too much installed on the fresh OS installation yet, i would just re-install and use the Windows Installer partition tool to setup your partitions BEFORE installing the OS.

That being said, there've been several posts on these forums about people who made their OS partition too small, and now are running out of room. One of these posts complained about 40GB being too small.

So I might suggest you leave all 80GB as your OS, and buy an additional HDD (500GB SATA for less than 100 bucks these days) to set as your D partition.

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