Old Drive 0, replaced by new internal Drive , FAT32 space left


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Guest

I crashed a Dell 8400 with a Winchester 160 GB drive. And bought a new
drive; replacing the old drive with the new, as Drive 0; that is, the first
partition in the new drive is now C:
First question: I set up a partition of 10 GB - - it is filled now - - How
do I make sure that Window and the other programs on C: have enough space?
2nd: The Old drive has a unnamed partition/volume of about 63MB with FAT 32
file system - - and that partition is not recognized by Windows Explorer or
"My computer" as a logical drive (the rest of the drive is partitionable in
NTFS) - - And disk manager does not give me an option to format or convert.
What can I do?
 
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So you partitioned new primary drive for 10gb C, then did you partition /
format the free space on this hd?
What does Disk Management show?
Assuming the new hd was larger than 10gb you have probably installed apps
using the default install, in which case they would all end up on C.
10gb is sufficient for a win partition, you should install any apps to the
other partitions.
So uninstall apps and reinstall to other partitions/hd's, Move the My
Documents folder to another location. Right click icon>properties>move.
The old drive may have a hidden restore partition
 
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John R Weiss

mscustomerpgh said:
I crashed a Dell 8400 with a Winchester 160 GB drive. And bought a new
drive; replacing the old drive with the new, as Drive 0; that is, the first
partition in the new drive is now C:
First question: I set up a partition of 10 GB - - it is filled now - - How
do I make sure that Window and the other programs on C: have enough space?

Get rid of old temporary files.

Restrict the size of your Temporary Internet Files and pagefile.

Move data (My Documents folder) to another drive or partition.

Buy Partition Magic and increase the partition size to 20 GB.

Install applications on another partition. For those applications that are
already installed, uninstall them and re-install them on another partition.

2nd: The Old drive has a unnamed partition/volume of about 63MB with FAT 32
file system - - and that partition is not recognized by Windows Explorer or
"My computer" as a logical drive (the rest of the drive is partitionable in
NTFS) - - And disk manager does not give me an option to format or convert.
What can I do?

If the drive is actually "crashed," maybe nothing.

If you need the data from that volume, try Spinrite (www.grc.com) to recover the
logical data. Then assign it a drive letter in Disk Manager. Then move the
data to the new HD.

Then delete that old partition, and repartition and reformat as desired.
 
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Guest

Already did what you suggested - Windows, default installed programs that I
could not control, and Docs and Setting (other than my docs) are on C. -
Apps on new F: partition; Docs on the backup drive; witing to move to the Old
C (now D Drive), once I am sure D is OK, as per the second question below - -
 
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Guest

Thanks John - -

John R Weiss said:
Get rid of old temporary files.

Restrict the size of your Temporary Internet Files and pagefile.

Move data (My Documents folder) to another drive or partition.

Buy Partition Magic and increase the partition size to 20 GB.

Install applications on another partition. For those applications that are
already installed, uninstall them and re-install them on another partition.



If the drive is actually "crashed," maybe nothing.

If you need the data from that volume, try Spinrite (www.grc.com) to recover the
logical data. Then assign it a drive letter in Disk Manager. Then move the
data to the new HD.

Then delete that old partition, and repartition and reformat as desired.
 
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Guest

If that is a Dell Restore partition, why couldn't I have used that to restore
my OS when it crashed.
And, is it wise to have installed a new hard drive, and reallocating it to
Local Drive ), and renaming the Old drive as Local drive 1?
 

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