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Old 04-05-2005, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry SATA (New [RAW]) - Problem

Hi there.

I decided to format my newly built PC for several reasons, and basically....

I booted the computer from the Win XP Pro CD fine, it ran its little setup thing which takes a couple of minutes, and I pressed "ENTER" to continue to install Windows XP Pro. There are three Hard Drives on this compute "C:" & "F:" which are both SATA 74GB Raptors (C: for OS and F: for gaming files) and a 250GB IDE Western Digital HDD (purely for storage) all three formated [NTFS].

Now then, it asked me to create a new partition on the C: (were Windows was already installed). So I deleted the current partition and created a new one, the only thing is it creates a (New [RAW]) partition, and WIndows XP wont actually let me install it to this drive (as it doesnt recognise it i guess?) - anyway, I dont know were the problem lies in fixing this. Specs of my machine are as follows (not that i think it helps much):

DFI LanParty nF4 SLI-DR
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
1GB Dual Channel OCZ RAM (2x512MB sticks)
XFX GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB DDR3
2* 74GB Western Digital 10,000RPM Raptors
1* 250GB Western Digital 7,200RPM

I think that's all you will need to help me with this, if you need any additional information, don't hesitate to ask, and thanks very much in advance,


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Old 04-05-2005, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you using RAID with the 2 raptors?

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Old 04-05-2005, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah its sorted now thanks anyway

For search purposes - all you need to do is unplug any additional drives connected to your computer (ie if you have 3 hard drives connected, disconnect the 2 you dont want the operating system on) and then it will allow you to format it and install Windows XP etc

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