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Old 08-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Use a different browser (IE, FireFox, Chrome, etc.) to make sure the ISO you downloaded didn't corrupt during download on YOUR end.

I keep getting an error when installing chrome and IE crashes every time I try to use it...sigh (I'm using firefox atm.)
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I got in! I had to plug in a different keyboard now I am at a screen that looks similar to the main page when I log in do you know what I'm talking about? What to do now?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Follow our guide we have: GParted Usage Tutorial
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Follow our guide we have: GParted Usage Tutorial

I get an error message when I click apply when setting it to NTFS.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Giving us the error message would help more than just stating you're getting an error .
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Giving us the error message would help more than just stating you're getting an error .

Unable to detect file system possible reasons

The file system is damaged


The file system is unknown to gparted

There is no file system available

The device entry dev sdb1 is missing

Thanks for all your help so far
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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looks DOA to me......

Do you have the sata and power cables plugged in securely on the hard drive? is the SATA cable plugged in securely to the motherboard?
Is this a brand new drive?
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #28 (permalink)
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looks DOA to me......

Do you have the sata and power cables plugged in securely on the hard drive? is the SATA cable plugged in securely to the motherboard?
Is this a brand new drive?

Yes yes and yes.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:31 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Does the drive show up in the bios?
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Does the drive show up in the bios?

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