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Windows Setup Doesnt see HD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kshensley, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. kshensley

    kshensley Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2005
    I have been having Windows XP problems so I decided to do a reinstall, I backed up my Documents and settings, and then inserted my XP Pro install disc in my cdrom and rebooted, when Setup got to the choose partition for install it shows my primary drive partitions as inactive no drive letter -: and no available space, however it shows my secondary drive as drive g: and available, I dont want to install to that drive, both drives are WD EIDE drives the first is 160GB partitioned as 2 40GBs and 1 80GB drives and the second is 1 40GB partition, the thing is both drives work perfectly, I installed win xp the first time with no problem and it boots up to windows now without a problem. So why now would windows setup not recognize the hd as active and available now?
    PCChips 848 MB 1GB PC2700 RAM 2 WD Drives AMD Athlon XP2600+
  2. winbob


    Aug 2, 2004
    What kind of "Windows XP problems" were you having. So far there is nothing really to go on?
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