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New hard drive problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zman503, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. zman503

    zman503 Thread Starter

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    Hey all. I just installed a new WD caviar blue 320 gb ata HD on my hp pavilion d4790y. When I go to install an OS it it lists 2 partitions on disk 0. One of them is C: of course, and the other is H:.... C: is a 95mb partition and H: is the other 319 gb. As we all know windows wants to install everything on the C: drive (mine being 95mb) and wont let me install on H:. This is not my first time installing a hard drive, but it is my first time with one having drive letter assignments. Any wisdom about possibly how to remedy this situation would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanx, Zman
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Depending on the version of windows you are installing,there should
    be a link on the partition selection page that says more options.
    Click that and there will be options to delete partitions and create partitions.
    Delete both and create a new one the full size of the drive.
    If you are installing windows 7,it will create a small partition for system
    activation files and a larger one for windows,when you install.
    Are you sure that is a new drive?
    The partition setup is pretty much the layout that windows 7 uses.
     
  3. zman503

    zman503 Thread Starter

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    hey thanx, that makes sense to me, I never thought about deleting the partitions.
     
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