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250GB boot partition on 2003 seen as full 1GIG by XP on dual boot

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Dual boot System
2003 Server STD SP2 boots from IDE C: (250GB)
XP Pro SP2 boots from IDE D: (250GB)
both drives same model

when XP comes up, the C: drive is 1GIG with 0 bytes free
ran bootup chkdsk on c: from 2003 svr: all ok

wierd
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by:Wakeup
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XP cant really install on 1g...I think it needs like 2.5g....with a bare install.  But I could be wrong.

Hmm.....what is telling you that the C drive is 1gb w/ 0 free?
What does the bios say when the system is booting up?  250gb?  
Also can you go to disk management and see what it says?  Also check there to see if there's any FREE space?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
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Sorry...didnt mean to hit submit.  Anyway check out your hard drive...probably disk 0 in disk management.  That link there shows you how to open and use diskmanagement....

once opened (disk management you'll have the two panes on the right, and one long one on the left.

The ones on the right will tell you (c:) partition basic ntfs etc healthy etc....then it will have capacity...what does it say there....and free space...what does it say there....

then the pane below that will have your c:  down there again probably disk 0.  IT should have a few bars there....on the C:  if it is all one partition not split etc, you will have at LEAST one single bar going all the way accross to the end of the right side of the pane.
and say something like 230(+ or - some)GB (if it is a 250gb hdd....)  So this is the more important bar.  Is it split correctly?  IF the bar is full and not split left to right or at least the majority is split correctly.  On some drives there may be a tiny bit of slack on the front...and maybe a tiny bit of slack on the back ends of the drive.  probably not more than a few 100 mb....unlesss..........

Anyway let me know what you got there....and we can go from there.

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by:bytehd
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XP and 2003 already happily running for months.
Disk Management in XP and 2003 both say 250gb total size
Explorer in XP says C: is full and only 1GIG total size, D, E, F, G all ok
Explorer in 2003 says C: is 250GB with 173GB free

should i run full chdsk from XP side, cause full boot-time chkdsk from 2003 side checks out ok
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http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_management.htm

here's a screenshot of someone else's DM screen.

Take a look at Disk 0 in the lower right pane.  Shows like 4 partitions...
C, D, E, I and then an empty free space spot.

IF yours is partitioned correctly...should list the single partition, and maybe some free space...  
IF it is truely 1gb then C: would be a size of a sliver and then there would be roughly 230+gb of free space (free space is unallocated....not partitioned....doing nothing.....)
Let me know what you got!  hope this helps you understand your partitions and drive size etc.

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ohh I see...dual boot.....
duh...I forgot that you were Dual booting....

Hmmm...if C: is 0gb....what does the C: drive look like in DM?  

does it actually say something like 250 with 0 free?  or is there partitions on it?  try to explain it like the picture in my last comment?   and maybe we can go from there.
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by:bytehd
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i know what you guys are after,
DM shows full 250GB in use in both 2003 and XP
Let me reboot it in XP and do a chkdsk from the command line, or in XP safe mode
to get the total size count.
i know the size is there, been using the drive for a while and just copied 8 gig off it onto DVDs
with nero (in 2003), so the space is there.
XP thinks its only 1GB

brb
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by:bytehd
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im the one who always gets the wierd ones:
duplicate com ports showing in print spooler without dup ports in the reg
permissions on CLID key up and dissappearing on a 2003 server
finding a Dell laptop set to PIO mode out of the factory...

this one should be fun
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hahahaha...ya I hear ya....let me know what you come up with!  and DM shows it as fine huh?  Weird....for sure....

also does DM say how much is free?  or is dm saying 1gb and 0 free as well?
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DM doesnt give free if the full drive is one partition, right?
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right...but the top right pane it does...?  it gives  a capacity, free space and free %?  
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oops, youre right.
waiting for usn journal check to finish
then will reboot again into XP GUI and check Total and Free in DM
taking much longer to chkdsk in XP on the C: boot drive (used by 2003 to boot) than chkdsk in 2003...

pc has apollo via chipset with buggy DMA controllers.
old ACER PIII-800 board.....but thats another story
manifests itself as pauses when reading disk, but its done that for years
time for a new PCI-express core2.....but tis overkill for everything but gaming and SQL

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hehe I hear ya!  hehe keep me informed...I'll be monitoring for a little while longer!
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chkdsk c: in XP Safe Mode Cmd prompt:

244,196,000KB Total
61,372,103KB in 73033 files
24,432K in 7579 indexes
0KB in bad sectors
998,985KB used by the system
65,536KB occupied by the log file (log full??)
181,800,480KB available on disk

rebooting into XP GUI:
DM Shows
ok let me upload the screen print
youll love this

badspace.jpg
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ouches....it's soo small...I cant really read it....150kb....the fonts are so fuzzy! hehe...
anyway from the gist of the picture, looks like all the drives are normal?  again I cant read it....hehe  
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click on it to show full size!!
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ahhh sorry was having a brain fart....I did click it but I had a different program that was trying to open it and it was expired...  So it kept it as a thumbnail...hehe....just fixed that...anyway ya...wow normal! :)  hehe...so can you show me where it says 1gb 0 free?
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oh wait...nm...I see it....hmmmmmmm......
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by:bytehd
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ill let this one simmer for a while on EE.....

i think its my XP install
which is easy to redo with new SP3
wmi has been fubar since day one

2003 runs fine
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wow...I am at a loss...hehe thats a first for me .....seeing that....

Maybe kill the share on the c: and then recreate it....see what happens?
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no prob...hehe....If I come up with anything else...I'll let ya know.
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by:bytehd
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dumb question
how does EE work?
are the points virtual (for play), or worth money?
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realistically virtual for play....

Us guys who answer questions collect the points...I think they have rewards sort of now ....like T-shirts or something....I am not 100% sure....this is like my 3rd or 4th day back....I've been gone for like 3 or 4 years.....
But I used to be an Avid EE guy....and I think I am ranked 10xx out of 3000000000
or however many users are on here! :)
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/registerFree.jsp

There ya go...
recognition, free shirt for cert's... etc....
Free roam of all the answers etc....


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by:bytehd
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well for some reason, i cant access, create a new account on tek-tips, so here i am

besides, EE shows up higher in google hits

so, after removing the shares, Explorer still shows a full 1GIG drive
so I removed the File and Print sharing service out of my NIC properties and rebooted
see attached screen print
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bytehd earned 0 total points
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ok want to see the answer
its because im up late and tired.

friggin quotas!
forgot i set them once so i wouldnt fill up that drive while i was replacing a failed 250 with a 500
should have noticed that little tab over there on the drive properties sheet

duh duh duh
no points for me

going to bed
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hehe...After your last post prior to closing....I Was about to suggest quotas....
SERIOUSLY! hehehe....

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Glad you figured it out....hehe...I totally thought about it EARLIER...but I was like nahhhh no one ever uses that but my SISTER....hahah (and seriously my sister does use it....for similar reasons as you did/do ...hehe
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ahhh...sorry...should i refrail from commenting?! when this happens...ya this is all new to me now! :) hahah...
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got ya....ok! :)  TY! been a while!
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