Lost 8 giga on my hard disk :(

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I recently made a clean install of windows 2000 over a previous NT4 and in the process I finished with only 2 giga on hard disk of 10 giga. Is there a way I can recover the lost space without having to undergo a full re-installation?
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When you did a reinstall of the OS, did you format the drive (deleting old partitions) or did you just install the OS over an old one?
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Yes, I did something like that because it told me that 6 giga was too big to install so I specified 2 giga hoping the rest will be available.
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ok you did something like that....
now what did you do?
A) format
B) reinstall over the files
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I certainly did not format. But I may have created a new partition. The disk originally had two partitions, 2 giga and 8 giga, but at a later time when I could not boot my computer and I took to an outfit for help, I got it back with only one partition. Now the other day I tried re-installation myself and faced a comment like "6 giga is too big to install windows" so I opted for a 2-giga segment that was offered.
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isnt that a problem on old bioses where they wouldnt accept partitions bigger than 4 gigs?

as for your situation, i suggest that you completely format the drive, create one partition where you will install the OS, of about 4 gigs [<=4096 mb], then format the remaining 6 into two partitions of 2gb, and 4gb and use those to install programs and keep music on.

however, before you do all this, wait for someone else to come along and confirm my original diagnosis of an old bios. it may be another problem.
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tsk.. tsk.. i'l do it for you!

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