Hi guys, I've just purchased a brand new system and the shop put it together for me. I had a hard drive from previously so I decided to install windows myself. When trying to do so, the windows installer said it couldn't create a new partition nor use the existing partition. The only drive installed is a 1.5TB Seagate with only one partition on it. I googled a bit and found some users solved their problem by changing the boot priority but that didn't work for me.
System specs are:
HAF 932/Corsair 650W
Asus P7P55D-E Pro
i5 760 w/ Hyper 212+
460 GTX SLI
Team Xtreem (yea I know) 8GB 1333
Samsung CD/DVD drive
With what you said it sounds like your BIOS doesn't support the drive. I doubt it's that though. GPT is only needed if you have a partition greater than 2.1TB's.
I have an idea but it requires another computer. Have someone check on the drive and see if the partitions are in gpt mode and/or dynamic. If so that could be the problem. You don't need gpt at all. Dynamic drives just run slower and switch it back to basic mode.
Hey guys. I'm not quite sure what I did but a combination of doing something random to it with the ultimate boot cd and creating a partition (ultimately unused and later deleted) via easeus partitionmagic helped solve my problem. Thanks a lot all.