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Creating Partition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KenP, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition, I'm
    returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    partition.

    Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install till
    that happens.

    Thanks.
    KenP
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FD94F474-416B-4441-84C6-2CD538530826@microsoft.com...
    > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition, I'm
    > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    > partition.
    >
    > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    > till
    > that happens.
    >
    > Thanks.
    > KenP


    Just have XP create the partition on the whole drive.

    --

    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  3. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 08/20/2010 04:27 PM, KenP wrote:
    > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition, I'm
    > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    > partition.
    >
    > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install till
    > that happens.
    >
    > Thanks.
    > KenP


    You're not following instructions. Read the instructions again carefully.

    Here are some screen shots:

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_03.htm

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  4. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 08/20/2010 04:43 PM, Michael wrote:
    >
    > "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:FD94F474-416B-4441-84C6-2CD538530826@microsoft.com...
    >> Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    >> listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    >> proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition,
    >> I'm
    >> returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    >> partition.
    >>
    >> Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    >> till
    >> that happens.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >> KenP

    >
    > Just have XP create the partition on the whole drive.
    >


    Not a good idea. One should have one drive for XP and programs and
    another for data. That way, if you ever have to reinstall XP, you don't
    have to reload the data from external media.

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  5. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Tried that but same result, brings me back to no Win compatible partition and
    requesting I set size and create one.

    "Michael" wrote:

    >
    > "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:FD94F474-416B-4441-84C6-2CD538530826@microsoft.com...
    > > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    > > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    > > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition, I'm
    > > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    > > partition.
    > >
    > > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    > > till
    > > that happens.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > > KenP

    >
    > Just have XP create the partition on the whole drive.
    >
    > --
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    I'm following dirs just as you indicated. Problem is each time I press C to
    get Fig 02, enter size and press ENTER I get Fig 03 and it still looks like
    Fig 01 which only shows unpartitioned space.

    "Peter Taylor" wrote:

    > On 08/20/2010 04:27 PM, KenP wrote:
    > > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    > > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    > > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition, I'm
    > > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    > > partition.
    > >
    > > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install till
    > > that happens.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > > KenP

    >
    > You're not following instructions. Read the instructions again carefully.
    >
    > Here are some screen shots:
    >
    > http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_03.htm
    >
    > --
    > Peter Taylor
    > .
    >
     
  7. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 08/20/2010 05:43 PM, Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP] wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:58:44 +0200, Peter Taylor
    > <PT@nospam.com.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> On 08/20/2010 04:43 PM, Michael wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "KenP"<KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:FD94F474-416B-4441-84C6-2CD538530826@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    >>>> listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    >>>> proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition,
    >>>> I'm
    >>>> returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    >>>> partition.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    >>>> till
    >>>> that happens.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>> KenP
    >>>
    >>> Just have XP create the partition on the whole drive.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not a good idea. One should have one drive for XP and programs and
    >> another for data. That way, if you ever have to reinstall XP, you don't
    >> have to reload the data from external media.

    >
    > It's never a good idea to partition a drive in the manner you speak.
    > It's best to have OS and apps on a primary physical disk and put
    > "data" on another secondary physical disk.
    >
    > - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]


    True for a desktop with SATA but not with PATA or a laptop than can only
    handle one hard drive.

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  8. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "Peter Taylor" <PT@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i4m56v$evp$2@speranza.aioe.org...
    > On 08/20/2010 04:43 PM, Michael wrote:
    >>
    >> "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:FD94F474-416B-4441-84C6-2CD538530826@microsoft.com...
    >>> Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions are
    >>> listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will not
    >>> proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition,
    >>> I'm
    >>> returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    >>> partition.
    >>>
    >>> Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    >>> till
    >>> that happens.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> KenP

    >>
    >> Just have XP create the partition on the whole drive.
    >>

    >
    > Not a good idea. One should have one drive for XP and programs and another
    > for data. That way, if you ever have to reinstall XP, you don't have to
    > reload the data from external media.
    >
    > --
    > Peter Taylor


    That's personal preference. Besides, the OP only has 1 drive.

    --

    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  9. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AA0A0CC1-E1F6-4920-BA44-396FCE6296DF@microsoft.com...
    > I'm following dirs just as you indicated. Problem is each time I press C
    > to
    > get Fig 02, enter size and press ENTER I get Fig 03 and it still looks
    > like
    > Fig 01 which only shows unpartitioned space.
    >
    > "Peter Taylor" wrote:
    >
    >> On 08/20/2010 04:27 PM, KenP wrote:
    >> > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions
    >> > are
    >> > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will
    >> > not
    >> > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition,
    >> > I'm
    >> > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    >> > partition.
    >> >
    >> > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    >> > till
    >> > that happens.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks.
    >> > KenP

    >>
    >> You're not following instructions. Read the instructions again carefully.
    >>
    >> Here are some screen shots:
    >>
    >> http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_03.htm
    >>
    >> --
    >> Peter Taylor
    >> .
    >>


    Instead of choosing "C" press enter and see what happens. If Windows
    installs you can always create a partition thru Disk Management.

    --

    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  10. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Have tried that. Tried new cable, new pc and several other disk mgt
    programs/diagnostics and nothing works. Must be hard drive problem.

    "Michael" wrote:

    >
    > "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:AA0A0CC1-E1F6-4920-BA44-396FCE6296DF@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm following dirs just as you indicated. Problem is each time I press C
    > > to
    > > get Fig 02, enter size and press ENTER I get Fig 03 and it still looks
    > > like
    > > Fig 01 which only shows unpartitioned space.
    > >
    > > "Peter Taylor" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 08/20/2010 04:27 PM, KenP wrote:
    > >> > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions
    > >> > are
    > >> > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will
    > >> > not
    > >> > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create partition,
    > >> > I'm
    > >> > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not create
    > >> > partition.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not install
    > >> > till
    > >> > that happens.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks.
    > >> > KenP
    > >>
    > >> You're not following instructions. Read the instructions again carefully.
    > >>
    > >> Here are some screen shots:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_03.htm
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Peter Taylor
    > >> .
    > >>

    >
    > Instead of choosing "C" press enter and see what happens. If Windows
    > installs you can always create a partition thru Disk Management.
    >
    > --
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AB7ED077-77F9-48E3-B9A0-044205DFB1B1@microsoft.com...
    > Have tried that. Tried new cable, new pc and several other disk mgt
    > programs/diagnostics and nothing works. Must be hard drive problem.
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:AA0A0CC1-E1F6-4920-BA44-396FCE6296DF@microsoft.com...
    >> > I'm following dirs just as you indicated. Problem is each time I press
    >> > C
    >> > to
    >> > get Fig 02, enter size and press ENTER I get Fig 03 and it still looks
    >> > like
    >> > Fig 01 which only shows unpartitioned space.
    >> >
    >> > "Peter Taylor" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> On 08/20/2010 04:27 PM, KenP wrote:
    >> >> > Trying to reinstall Win XP Pro. Get to setup screen where partitions
    >> >> > are
    >> >> > listed and only have 1 unpartitioned space w/max drive size. XP will
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > proceed until I create partition. Each time I try to create
    >> >> > partition,
    >> >> > I'm
    >> >> > returned to 1st screen w/C for Create Partition but it will not
    >> >> > create
    >> >> > partition.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any clues on how to get a partition on drive cause XP will not
    >> >> > install
    >> >> > till
    >> >> > that happens.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks.
    >> >> > KenP
    >> >>
    >> >> You're not following instructions. Read the instructions again
    >> >> carefully.
    >> >>
    >> >> Here are some screen shots:
    >> >>
    >> >> http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_03.htm
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Peter Taylor
    >> >> .
    >> >>

    >>
    >> Instead of choosing "C" press enter and see what happens. If Windows
    >> installs you can always create a partition thru Disk Management.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>

    ....Which was my first response. :)

    --

    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     

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