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well for a while i've had problem with my new pc (below) but finally got windows xp sp2 version and installed it,now before it was running a pre windows sp1 and it doesn't see any hard drive over 136 (i think) i thought this new copy would have sorted this out,but it hasn't and i think i know why,but need some advice and opinions...

in the setup when you have to partion your hard disk i selected the partion already with xp on it,now i recall seeing 12***** free mbs of space and the install went on 13*****,does this mean that i needed to partion the other space not with the install of windows? and if so can this be done without reinstalling windows?

i'm sorry if this is an idiotic question,but after so long of having this pc in a box,i could use some help to just sort this final problem

if you need more information please ask ,thanks

edit: forgot to mention the hard is sata2 250gb wd
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Yes, you should be able to go to control panel-->administrative tools-->computer management-->storage-->disk management and you should see an unmounted volume or something like that. Choose to either prepare for use or something (I can't remember exactly and my computer here at work won't let me past the disk management so I can give you the exact wording but if you will post your options I will be able to tell you the right one.)
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Yes, you should be able to go to control panel-->administrative tools-->computer management-->storage-->disk management and you should see an unmounted volume or something like that. Choose to either prepare for use or something (I can't remember exactly and my computer here at work won't let me past the disk management so I can give you the exact wording but if you will post your options I will be able to tell you the right one.)
well thanks for the quick reply and i've followed your instructions,your exactly right but one more question,do i want the partion as a primary or extented,as i have no idea what extented is..
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post #4 of 9
Right to get Windows to Fully recognise your HDD you need to Right Click on the ''My computer Icon'' then select ''Computer management'' then a window will appear and with this window go to ''Disk management'' thsn on the right box of the current Window you should see a HDD with no partition or is un mounted. You then need to right click on the Drive and give it a partition you need to give it a primary partition and not SECONDARY.
post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by ztec
well thanks for the quick reply and i've followed your instructions,your exactly right but one more question,do i want the partion as a primary or extented,as i have no idea what extented is..
You want it to be primary mate.
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ahh thank you so i select primary partion...and that won't affect the install of windows?

edit:
just read your reply sorry

and thanks all for the help,im bvery grateful once again
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post #7 of 9
Thanks for the backup enterpise, I couldn't remember exactly how it was worded.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by sleepy127
Thanks for the backup enterpise, I couldn't remember exactly how it was worded.
Hey no worries i could see you got slightly stuck so i thought i would give you a hand lol Oh and to ''Ztec'' no selecting a Primary Partition will not affect your main Windows Install.
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Hey no worries i could see you got slightly stuck so i thought i would give you a hand lol Oh and to ''Ztec'' no selecting a Primary Partition will not affect your main Windows Install.
lol just thought i'd check as i don't fancy reinstalling xp again

and thanks again guys
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