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Old 03-29-2008, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i've posted in a couple other threads, one relating to my friend, and another relating to my graphics driver issue.

Well today a did a fresh install of Vista, and of course the issue still remains.

So i make a partition to install XP on, everything is going fine when boom, during the middle of installing XP it gives me some disk error. So i think to myself, alright whatever i'll just start again. But this problem persists. The second time i tried to install i noticed my partition was gone, and i only had about 200gb of my 400 showing in the windows xp installation. Gives me a disk error again, i get tired of it.

I try to boot up to vista, but no. It's gone, BIOS is only showing 127 gb on my hard drive and whenever i try to boot it just restarts. Now i'm trying to install vista again and it's telling me it can't find a driver to install it on.

WTF is going on.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there a way i can reformat the hard drive without an OS? this is really ****ing me off.
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It' only showing 127GB because either his motherboard is too old or his BIOS isn't up to date. To answer your question about formatting: yes you can you have to third party software but it formats it in the same way as Windows and Linux do and in the same file formats.
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It' only showing 127GB because either his motherboard is too old or his BIOS isn't up to date. To answer your question about formatting: yes you can you have to third party software but it formats it in the same way as Windows and Linux do and in the same file formats.
Yeah i downloaded some stuff my uncle recommended and i finally got xp to install on it so I'm happy for now.
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