I just had a big post ready to go and my browser crashed. Here is my situation thru disk management's view:C drive:
Basic, NTFS, Healthy (System)
60gb capacity, 44gb free space. Has the original bloatware install that I can still boot into by selecting the second media center OS at the black boot-up screen.F drive:
Basic, NTFS, Healthy (Boot)
14gb capacity, 11gb free. Has the bare-bones, basically useless brand new xp install. I'd like to install my swsetup folders on a drive of this capacity, but not until I can get rid of the c drive..
The 1gb QP partition is still there.
Then there's the optical drive, which I renamed z.
After browsing around I've learned that you can't delete system or boot partitions.
.... And the c drive is the system part and the f drive is the boot part....
Which sucks, cuz I don't need ANYTHING on that c drive.... so how do I fix this? It looks like I got cluster****ed goddamnit!
You've been a lot of help so far wearenotalone... think you could tell me the fastest way I could end up with this setup:
C drive: 14gb, contains clean xp install + selected programs from my swsetup disks
D/G/F whatever drive: 60gb, for my data
Other "unknown" drive: 1gb quickplay
I hear what ya say about the disk partioning program... but the xp version I'm currently logged onto is basically useless! Like I said I can
still log onto the bloatware-infested version which is still functional... but I don't see how that would help cuz it looks like ultimately I need to find a way to delete that C partition, then re-create a C partition with only 14-15gb of space instead...... how can I get it to not appear as a "system" partition?
EDIT: I'm now logged onto the bloatware OS, and here the "F" partition is listed as "D", and it's deletable (no longer listed as "boot".... obviously because the bloatware/factory OS does not rely on any files from that drive. But the C drive remains a system drive.