Hi, & sorry if this is old news, I promise I searched for an age.
I bought a second hand STEC 8Gb SSD
to replace the 4Gb one in my Mini 9, just to have a bit more space. Yes, it's not huge, but it's plenty for my needs.
Anyhow, loading XP Home from an external disc drive, I get to the user agreement, accept, then the screen shows 2 partitions and asks which one I want to put Windows in.
The first is about 40Mb, labelled FAT, and has some content - I can't see what. If I try to put Windows here I get a message saying too small, pick a bigger one.
The second is 7327Mb, labelled unknown, and apparently empty (7327Mb free). If I try to put it here I get "An error occurred while setup was updating partition info on 7327Mb disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi (MBR). Setup cannot continue, to quit press F3" i.e. it chucks me out.
I can't delete either partition; the 7327Mb gives me dire warnings about being a system partition (though apparently empty), and if I continue both return a message about not being able to access the partition. I also tried to create new partitions within the existing ones but it won't allow that either.
Out of options...any ideas please?
I'm thinking about trying to make a backup image of my (working) system on the 4Gb SSD
, and using it to boot the machine with the 8Gb SSD
re-installed, via USB? But frankly I don't know what I'm doing, and surely there's an esier way? Simple answers please, I'm old.