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I formatted the drive with the help from a microsoft agent. The first screen when installing vista comes up and says install now or repair. I clicked on repair and then went to the command prompt and formatted the drive from there. It has been three days, and I am still stuck on this and it sucks.
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This is straight from Microsoft's support site;

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Method 3: Provide the correct drivers for the hard disk controller

If you are trying to perform a clean installation of Windows Vista, you must provide the correct drivers for the hard disk controller. When you are prompted to select the disk on which to install Window Vista, you must also click to select the Load Driver option. Windows Vista Setup will guide you through the rest of the process.

Microsoft, 16/04/2007, Help and Support: Article 927520
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520
Accessed: 13/06/2007
post #23 of 29
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Thanks but I tried that and it didn't work. I should be getting my WD drive this Friday so hopefully that will work.
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Have you been able to format the HDD into NTFS? Even though a HDD is blank, the file system type would still affect a new installation of Vista as it cannot be installed onto a drive that makes use of FAT32.

Sorry, that's the only other thing I can think of.
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I sent the Samsung back RMA so I can't really try anything now. Hopefully I don't have any problems with the WD Hdd. It was the weirdest thing, I went to the repair your pc thing before installing vista and when it said "load drivers" in the menu, my hard drive was listed. I clicked on the command prompt thing and formatted my drive from there. But when I got the the screen that said "where to install vista" the drive was not there, the screen was just blank. I put the drivers for my motherboard chipset on there and they didn't help. Hopefully I will have better luck with my WD drive.
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No problem, hope you get it sorted. If not, be sure to post back, and remember to make sure your new HDD is formatted as NTFS before trying to install Vista on it aswell. Like I said, that is the only other reason I can think of.
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How do I know it is formatted in NTFS?
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post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by brumby05 View Post
I also formatted the drive, would I be able to do that without the HDD Controller?
If you were able to format useing the Vista installation DVD, then your file system will be in the required NTFS format.
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