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Solved: windows 7 install on used HD problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bumbledor, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. Bumbledor

    Bumbledor Thread Starter

    Jan 31, 2006
    I have a 500 Gig Western digital HD, that I was using for files, under xp.
    I cleared the files and reformatted it to a logical drive.
    Then removed the XP hard drive, so that only this drive appeared to the computer.

    I loaded windows 7 disk to the CD/DVD drive and when it got to the 500 gig HD, it said it could not do anything.

    whats up with this? It won't format it or anything.

    Wait.. update.
    I had the option to delete this xp created partition. it did so. Then it formatted the drive for windows 7.. so as I was here typing this out, I figured out the problem.

    And have decided to go ahead a post this, in case someone else has this problem.
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