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solo
09-09-2006, 08:21 PM
my friend got a virus in his pc he had winxp.and he had to format his pc he said that he use a win98 cd to instal wi98 and ten he used the winxp cd to upgrade back to xp. but wen he chek his hardrives he saw that ter was only 1 harddrive and that it was only 2 gb. he had 2 hardrives he dosent know what hapend to the drive d but his drive c said it has only 2 gb.so can some 1 tell me how to get his drive d back abd all his gbs in his drive c pls. tnx :horrified

tweak'e
09-09-2006, 09:08 PM
sounds like hes partioned and formatted it in fat16 (was it fat16 that had the 2gig limit??)

you MIGHT be able to recover part of d drive with recovery software, depends on if it was overwritten or not.

i do not suggest letting your friend do anything (there was no need to install 98 to upgrade to XP).

trinsic
09-09-2006, 09:16 PM
Format it and when installing windows delete the partition and create a new one using NTFS. This should give you the max limit on the harddrive.

stu161204
09-09-2006, 11:24 PM
Welcome to PressF1 solo :)