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Join Date: May 2009
05-22-2009, 05:53 PM
The only options I have from the windows setup "Where do you want to install windows" are 'refresh' 'load driver' 'format' 'extend' and 'New'.
'Extend' 'Delete' 'Format' are all grayed out - New and Next give me the error.
'Diagnostics' from the boot menu doesn't give me anything either (blank screen)
Is there a tool you'd recommend to drop on a smaler USB drive and delete/repartition?
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
05-22-2009, 06:13 PM
All previous builds and RC no problem. Oh and I did get the SMART drive hard drive notice saying to back-up my data and replace HDD.
Does the BIOS see it correctly? Is the size right?
Join Date: Apr 2009
05-22-2009, 06:17 PM
Go here and get gparted live - There are instructions on how to install it to a USB thumb drive or CD...
GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD
Boot to the USB or CD drive and use gparted to delete any partitions and create a FAT32 partition. Then you should be OK to go back and boot windows to do your install, just remember you will need to reformat the partition to NTFS before you will be able to install to it.
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