Hi there I didn't think I would be posting about this sort of problem, but as it is I unfortunately am and need your expert help people!
My Computer Specs:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (primary OS for me)
Service Pack 2
Packard Bell Computer
I currently have 2 operating systems installed on my computer:
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I had decided to re-install Windows back on my computer and had decided to use the professional edition, however in doing so it left me with the following problems:
1 - Microsoft Windows XP Professional - Slow, very slow
2 - Lost 40GB of my hard drive -
due to "Partition Starting Offset (40,583,531,520 bytes)
3 - C drive did not format when I re-installed it?!?
Hard Drive Situation
Just to let you know I lost my 40GB whilst I was re-installing windows and at the start (boot screen I think) in order to partition my hard drive I decided to delete one of the drives (since the hard drive was already partitioned) in order to make space and created a new partition but with decreased space.
I phoned my retailer for information about this and he said: "Packard Bell does not necessarily allow partitioning, since they contain information on the computer in a separate partition so in other words partitioning on this computer will give you problems".
What I would like
- Uninstall Windows XP Professional.
- Get my 40GB back from the partition.
- Format C drive.
p.s. thanks for your help in advance I know this may seem long but please help, since I am going back to university very soon and would like to get this sorted! 😉