I have done a clean reinstall of windows XP but a message quickly appeared that the disk was full ........ it turns out the partition I had made left me with a 10gig hard drive which quickly filled up, and an unused sector of 110gig!
I reinstalled, but now find I have two drives labelled 'C' and 'D'!
Also, the sound card I had installed is not recognised any more. Previously, sound was catered for onboard although I do not have the drivers. So I have no sound.
Any ideas anyone? Should I just reinstall XP again? If so, how do I get rid of the two drives?
Delete the both partitions at the start of the install - this will create one partition. Then format & reinstall XP.
If you would like partitions (no harm in this), delete both partitions as above, then consider making the 1st/system partition at least 20Gb in size.
When you have your system up & running, try to move all data (as it accumulates) from the 1st to the 2nd partition. This will ensure the 1st partition doesn't run out of space & is always left with at least 50% empty for optimal performance.
If you install many large programs, especially modern 3D games, then a single partition will suit better. Or, you can direct each program's setup to install these on the 2nd partition - so the 1st/system partition remains as small as possible. G