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Windows 7: reinstalled W7 - c drive full

31 Dec 2012   #11
Johneeo

Windows XP Pro
 
 

Greg / WHS

Thanx, tomorrow I will give it a shot.

Have a great New Year, and wish me luck.


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01 Jan 2013   #12
Johneeo

Windows XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You have 4 primary partitions on this disk (I assume the partition marked 'System' is also primary).
This partition with the 32 GB was the only one that would allow the W7 installation, which I did earlier. Obviously, after the install, my C drive was 99% full. Since then, I have formatted the C drive.

So, to be clear, the first thing I am going to do is download MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD, then run that program, to fix the partition problem, then if that works, on to the W7 install?
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01 Jan 2013   #13
Johneeo

Windows XP Pro
 
 

Ok, also, I need to learn/understand about partitions. Obviously, I have no understanding whatsoever. Maybe someone could give a "partitions for dummies" write up. First, why would a computer with a hard drive of 300 GB be set up that the C drive has only 32 GB? Wouldn't it make sense for the C drive to have 200 GB? Also, if you could point me to any more info that explains partitions, I would be very appreciative.

Thanx.
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01 Jan 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Well, there is always the Wikipedia that can explain it. Disk partitioning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2. The size of a partition is the choice of the user. In your case it might have been the manufacturer of your PC.

3. I make my C partitions 50GB because they are only for the OS. My data is in a seperate partition. That is much safer for the data.

4. Try to understand the difference of primary, extended, logical and dynamic partitions in NTFS. You will find the info with Google.
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01 Jan 2013   #15
Johneeo

Windows XP Pro
 
 

OK, here is where I am.

I got throught the W7 install. I got the login screen, selected user "admimistrator" and password.

It took it, and I got the "WELCOME" screen with the blue circle spinning, and it has been on that page for over 10 minutes. Finally, this is what I got:



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01 Jan 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There was obviously an I/O error. Run a chkdsk C: /r and see whether it can fix it.
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01 Jan 2013   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I thought it had been explained to you in the tutorial linked, that you have the choice to keep the HP Recovery partition even after making your Recovery Disks, and should do so if you place any value on being able to recover to factory condition.

Many tech enthusiasts have no intention of ever running the bloated HP preinstalled Win7 but want just the OS without all the junk. If so then you scan delete all partitions during install after making your Recovery disks. I showed you the illustrated steps to do this. If you'd rather keep the Recovery and Tools (diagnostics) partition then delete the first two and create a new one for C there.

Let us know what Disk Check reports. If there are problems with the HD you should run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

If the HD is okay then I would start over and this time wipe the HD before install with Diskpart Clean Command
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