xp disc space

  steveredbridge 21:13 22 Apr 2009
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I have just formatted the hard drive on a pc that had xp on it and bought an xp os disc.It is all working well apart from the fact that it keeps telling me there is very little disc space left, about 18kb to be precise. first of all hoe do I find out how much disc space I have and secondly, what have I done wrong as the hard disc is 120 gb.

  steveredbridge 21:16 22 Apr 2009

sorry forgot to mention that it was originally on xp home, now it's on xp pro

  phono 21:20 22 Apr 2009

Is the drive partitioned by any chance?

  splatter 09:49 23 Apr 2009

What filesystem is on the drive? FAT32 can only handle partitions of upto 32GB...it wouldn't be difficult to fill that once the OS is on and a few programs installed + music, pics etc...

  steveredbridge 20:03 23 Apr 2009

I don't know the answer to either of these questions and I am not sure how to find out

  (~oo~) 20:06 23 Apr 2009

Double click * my computer*

Hold your cursor over your C drive. What does it say?

Also do you have any other entries in my computer > hard disk drives.

  steveredbridge 20:52 23 Apr 2009

14mb left
1.99gb total size

  (~oo~) 21:14 23 Apr 2009

Right click your hard drive and select properties.
What is the file system?

Is there no other disks mentioned in my computer > hard disk drives?

Also when you have done the above:-

Right click my computer > manage . disk management

Is there a hard disk listed with unallocated space?

  steveredbridge 21:22 23 Apr 2009

file system : fat no other hard disc drives, just dvd
in disc management it says: partition basic FAT
2.00gb fat 147.05 unallocated

  (~oo~) 21:23 23 Apr 2009

Did you FDisk the drive prior to installation. It sounds as if you are using FAT16

  steveredbridge 21:25 23 Apr 2009

no I didn't I just followed the instructions given

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