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Vista install not recognizing hard drive !solved!

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so i connected my hard drive to my other pc to format(quick format) it and change it to ntfs. then when i put it into the new pc it is recognized in the bios but when i do the windows install it asks where i want to install windows and just comes up with a blank box.
Any ideas?
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someone must have some ideas?????
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someone anyone this must be a common problem
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post #4 of 7
Try putting it back into the old PC and deleting all the partitions on the disk, so it's just one big unallocated drive. Then Windows setup should recognize it and give you options to reformat within the setup.
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i think that is what it is but ill have another look
other suggestions please
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post #6 of 7
The only things I can think of is either your bios is set to raid, or there is something funky with the MBR on that drive. You might want to move it back to the other pc and delete the partitions then bring it back to the vista machine. You don't need to format the drive on the other machine, vista will do that for you when you install it.
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post #7 of 7
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well i just reformatted again 3rd time
and now it works!
cheers
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