Originally Posted by Emu105
So guys i was helping my uncle with his old very old PC (P4) He has windows XP, I notice he had another partition drive G, I wanted to put all that space back to local drive C , so I formatted drive G and then it came up as unallocated space of 4GB so I downloaded this program http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
it said it would need to restart the PC to finish and put unallocated space to drive C total of 18GB then when the computer restarts my uncle gets a "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" He try safe mode, start windows normally, recent , nothing works .... What other options we have now? Thank you!
You're getting a BSOD, right? It probably appears for a fraction of a second, and then the computer reboots. If you select "Disable automatic restart on system failure", you would be presented with a blue screen that says something like "Windows has stopped booting to protect your computer." This is the same thing that would happen if you took the HDD and tried to boot it in a different computer. I have no clue why Windows XP would do that after you simply extended the C:\ partition, but I have successfully made such XP installations work again (in the new computer) by doing what's called a "repair install." Since good step-by-step instructions on how to do this can be found here
, I won't repeat the steps here.
Hopefully that fixes it for you!