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July 19, 2010 3:51:07 PM

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

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
July 21, 2010 4:00:13 PM

whats on that partition? Also make sure your drive is not formatted under gpt (saw alot of errors even tho they say it supports 64 bit)
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July 22, 2010 2:08:00 AM

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.
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July 22, 2010 5:58:47 PM

but his windows installer sees the drive if his bios didnt support it it would say no boot device found press "What ever key to continue"

I had a buddy of mine use tb drive as storage but win 7 showed it as 700mb and XP shows it as 1tb unallocated he formatted in XP and transfer it to win 7 and it worked
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July 24, 2010 1:16:57 PM

No not always. A buggy BIOS can cause a lot of weird errors and problems. It is your basic input output system after all.


k3y3n1n said:
but his windows installer sees the drive if his bios didnt support it it would say no boot device found press "What ever key to continue"

I had a buddy of mine use tb drive as storage but win 7 showed it as 700mb and XP shows it as 1tb unallocated he formatted in XP and transfer it to win 7 and it worked

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July 31, 2010 2:27:08 PM

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.
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