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post #21 of 34
yeah weirdo, but you never stated that you don't need to partition if you're going to install windows. Had you stated that, it would have been correct. But even still, you need to partition before you format (you can't format nothing) Anything that needs to be formatted needs to have a partition first.
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post #22 of 34
ignore lol
Edited by LaoFX - 12/25/08 at 8:45am
    
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post #23 of 34
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yeah weirdo, but you never stated that you don't need to partition if you're going to install windows. Had you stated that, it would have been correct. But even still, you need to partition before you format (you can't format nothing) Anything that needs to be formatted needs to have a partition first.
I assumed that would be understood, my bad.

i've never had to partition a drive before fomatting it. I have bought two OEM drives (one 2500KS and one 5000AAKS) and both formatted easily by plugging them in, booting Vista install disc, and installing...no partitioning done
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post #24 of 34
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but clearly, he already has windows and hes trying to add on the hard drive. get your facts straight man. read the OP
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My son got a Seagate terabyte hard drive.... bios sees the HDDIDs and then Vista 64 doesn't see it with my computer command
I believe you're the one wrong there. He is trying to reinstall windows on THE NEW HDD HE GOT.
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I believe you're the one wrong there. He is trying to reinstall windows on THE NEW HDD HE GOT.
woops. lol. sorry i dont got my glasses on
    
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post #26 of 34
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woops. lol. sorry i dont got my glasses on


Need i remind you of your own quote?

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get your facts straight man. read the OP
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post #27 of 34
yeah, when you install, it still creates pa partition. and then formats it. You can just click next and not have to deal with partitioning, but it still partitions. I'm not bashing in any way here. i'm just applying something that goes beyond a windows install.

OEM, Retail, and zeroed out drives have no mbr and no partitions. Whether you install widows straight onto it or you make it a storage drive, it needs and mbr (which when you use the manage option in windows it initializes it) or any other means, you then need to create a partition. From there, it will be formatted.

What i have stated here are generalized steps that don't require an installation of windows to "easily" format a drive.
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post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
I realize that. What i'm saying is that you don't need to partition it BEFORE you go to install Windows. Windows installation will do that itself. So before you go flaming someone who has it right, check what he means by it.
Well to be fair you never even said anything about windows install and the initial problem never said that either. He simply said in the Vista install that he was currently using wasn't reading the disk and that he wanted it to recognize it. You said it would work fine and had nothing to do with partitioning only formatting. So therefore you are the one that is wrong!
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post #29 of 34
no, you cant format a non-existing partition. a new drive never comes with a partition. and windows hadn't made a partition to format in the first place.


YOU CANNOT FORMAT A NON-EXISTENT PARTITION!!!!

go through and make a new partition and try to tell me you can format before you even create the partition, i dare you. and i was addressing the initial post of the OP. The problem of windows not seeing the drive. (but the BIOS seeing it) and the reason was because it was blank. the drive had absolutely nothing on it. so to get windows to see it, you need to create a partition. you can't use the drive without a partition.
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post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
Please don't post if you don't know. This has NOTHING to do with it not being partitioned. You don't need to partition a drive for windows. Nor any operating system, (well, maybe sometimes linux for swap) it just needed to be formatted

yea, but if you already have windows installed on another drive, you have to partition the new drive in order for windows to see it. so, dont sit there and tell me what i have to do. you dont know me from atom and have no idea what knowledge i have working on computers.

and i do know what im talking about and i do know. again, you have know idea whom i am and what i know. so keep your comments to yourself.
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