Well i got my extra 58 GBs of space, and it worked fine through a couple of boots. i used partition magic and expanded my normal partition to use "unallocated" space. then i tryed to boot my pc yeasturday and it gave me this error message. "A disk error occured" so what do i do to fix it?
Is that literally all it said?
then it says "press ctrl-alt-delete to restart" this is right after it loads bios and about to load windows. BAH i always fuck up my pc when its running fine.
chkdsk c: /f from a command prompt should do it, but will require a reboot. Alternatively, here's a howto about getting XP's equivalent of scandisk to work.
Windows freaks out any time you resize a partition.
but i cant get into windows. all i can do is restart.
And this is why God invented the LiveCD, and the boot disk before that.
Which of course begs the obvious question: can you handle a live CD distro and/or create a bootable floppy?
Follow this: 1. Power your machine up 2. Hold down the F5 key as you start. 3. You should get a Black DOS screen asking you what you want to do next. 4. Select "safe mode with command prompt" 5. The system will reel off / process the various processes in DOS before asking you to log on as administrator. If it does not you should, either way end up with a black screen with one window showing safe mode and on it another called CMD.exe. 6. At the flashing cursor type cd\ and press enter. 7. Type as C38368 says chkdsk /f and press enter 8. It will tell you that NTFS is locked and would you like to schedule a disk check upon restart? answer Y for yes and press enter 9. You are now at the command prompt again and type "exit" then enter. 10. Press crtl - alt - del and in windows task manager restart the machine. It should check the disk and start normally.
If not then go into BIOS set your CD to first boot device, put in your windows installation CD and reboot, it will ask you if you want to install, repair or something either way it will do a scan disk. Writing this from memory on me Mac so might have missed a stage out. Good luck!
thanks for all your guyses help. but when i hold F5, it makes the keybourd failure message. and if i press F5 and not hold then it just goes on to the disk read error message. if this makes a difference its a dell 8200.
no go, same as f5,