1. Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, Toronto's largest and longest running online community. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register on the forum. You can register with your facebook ID or with an email address. Join us!

Computer Troubles :(

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Chubbs, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Okay, so I fucked my computer up a while ago, and I finally got around to installing a fresh copy of winXP (on a new partition this time so I wont have to bitch about losing files)

    I currently have 1 120GB Hard Drive.

    The old way it worked was in one big partition, now, I split it into 3 partitions... one 15gb partition (which I just installed windows XP fresh onto), one 50gb partition (which contained all my old files and previous windows installation), and one fresh 55gb partition which I plan on formatting and moving everything from my original install (files/mp3/etc) and then wipe that original partition clean.

    Only problem is, I cant see my original partition in windows, only the new 15gb, and the unformatted 55gb.

    Why cant I see it? Is it because I need to change the first (original) partition from Primary To Logical?

    Throw me a bone tribe ;)
  2. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    How are you managing these?
  3. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Im not really..

    I had partition magic 7 installed on the old partition.

    But It don't think that partition likes to boot up anymore...

    I could give it a shot and try to go back to it.
  4. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Go to

    Get the win98 boot disk, create a boot disk with it, reboot & use Fdisk to manage your empty partitions. Convert them to NTFS after you got them set & visible.
  5. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    way to go......

    But feel better cause my computers not working either.
    But mines a way way different problem.
    It won't allow me to have the internet on it. We've tried everything.
    Networking and routers(sp?) new I.P.... New ethernet cards......

    and nadda.

    It pisses me off. I want to be able to surf the web in the comfort of my own room dammit.
  6. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    ^^^what's your deal.. you running it through a router or sumfin?
  7. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    OTIS, I would be running fdisk already.

    But I was too cool for a floppy drive when I purchased my PC.


    Any other suggestions?

    Can I burn the win 98 boot disk to CD and boot off that?

    I've never made bootable CD's before.
  8. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Have you tried Disk Management under Adminstration?

    See if it sees the partition and mount it in XP?

    Just my 2 cents.
  9. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Hmm maybe, the key here is that you have to boot into DOS, which of course WIN XP is absent of. So yea look for instructions on creating a bootable CD, and go with that.
  10. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    This could work too.
  11. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    we tried to. but that wouldn't work either.
    I don't know much about anything when it comes to computers. But i do know it did work before... then I moved.
    Came back , hooked her all up again and it won't work.
    we have 4 computers all together.
    3 of which all have the net going... 2 are networked together...
    the other isn't.
  12. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Nope, it helped a little tho, it can see the partition, but it wont let me do anything with it.

    See for yourself
  13. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    You still need to create a partition on the unallocated space. Then format it. Use Fdisk, partition magic may have fucked something up.
  14. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Ask mommy and Daddy to turn of the porn control.
  15. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Eccentric (LRG), your problem could be a million things.. if it was a direct connection I could probably walk you through it.
  16. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Why would that stop me from seeing my original partition?

    Why can't I just assign it a drive letter?
  17. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    Well will you be around tomorrow nightish ? and or have icq or msn ?
    Cause if so then perhaps you can help me figure it out.......?

    I'd really like to get my baby up and running again but she seems to hate everything we've tried.
  18. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    It should be just as easy as click click & it's done.. but something tells me Pmagic is the cause of all this.
  19. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    hrmm mommy and daddy don't own *my* computer... and mommy and daddy could careless if there 20y/o daughter viewed porn on it or not.......

  20. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    So does anyone know any decent partition management software out there?

    Or any other Ideas on why/how to fix my faulty computer ;)
  21. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Is there data on that partition? Is that why you value it so much?
  22. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Yeah the NTFS partition that has no drive letter contains my previous install of windows and everything that was on the harddisk.

    I just dont want to have to re-download like 20 gigs of software/mp3's/movies.
  23. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    Thats alotta porn Conor !
    *tsk tsk's at you*
  24. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Ahh in that case I have no idea.. try installing partition magic again to see if IT reads it.
  25. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Pfft. Only 20 gigs? Amateur.

Share This Page