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Solved: Bios is detecting my HD, Windows does not.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by egg64, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. egg64

    egg64 Thread Starter

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    I got a dilemma here,





    Trying to do a clean download of Windows 2000, I just bought a new HD for it. For some odd reason, the bios screen can detect it if I go into setup, but when I try the install from Windows.....it gives me the dreaded "Blue Screen" and says that Windows cannot find a drive with sufficient drive space.....I just got an 80GB HD....what gives?
     
  2. KingCody

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    try booting from a windows startup disk and format the drive, then attempt the windows install again
     
  3. egg64

    egg64 Thread Starter

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    Man, common sense should have told me that after you make your partition, you have to format it for use.....but thanks for the heads-up anyway.
     
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