Installing New Harddrive with XP

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rjhalko

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I got a new Removable Harddrive that I installed in my machine with XP. I tried using Fdisk but I got an error.
How do I Partition the Disk. The disk is 20 GIG in size. Will XP see the whole 20 GIG as 1 Partition?:confused:
Thanks,Randy
 
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Hi, Randy!

In BIOS, set the CD-ROM as first boot option.

Insert the Win XP CD and bootup. You'll then get the option to delete partition, create partition, format and install.
 

rjhalko

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I had no luck Partitioning the Drive in XP. So I put the Drive in a Win 95 machine and Ran Fdisk. Problem, The drive is 20 GiG and the Bios say's it's 20 GiG but Fdisk say's its only 8 Gig.
What's the Deal???
 

rjhalko

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The Drive is a Laptop drive that I'm going to use as a Removable Drive. Doe's that matter?
 
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Not supposed to matter.

That's a limitation to the fdisk function....But what was the problem in trying to partition with the XP CD?
 

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When I booted up with the CD that came with the Computer It Starts XP setup and I didn't think that was right.
Is it?
 
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That is the normal procedure. Let it continue and you will eventually be given the choices.

You do want to wipe the drive of all data, right?
 

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Not my Primary Drive (c:) that already has XP on it. All I want to do is Install a second harddrive (d:) Partition and Format it.
Randy
 
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Not to worry! You will be given the choice of which drive you would like to format - C: or D: - make sure you choose D:
 
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