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Hard Drive problem?

When trying to load windows and I get to the part where you delete / create / a partition - it says there is ,what is it 7000 mg and the drive is a 40 gig drive - switched to a 80 g drive and same thing - kind of stuck thanks for any advice - hope I got the terminology close

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(NT) (NT) Windows what?

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Oh yea

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Windows XP -
AMD 64 3200 / MSI neo2
Western Dig. hard drives
Corsair ram
ati 9700 card

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7000 Mg. . .

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is seven GigaBytes.

Are you creating multiple partitions?

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No it just doesn't

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No it just doesn't read the disk having more than 7000 mbs - there is the small 8mbs section and the 7000mbs

Ok I delete the 7000mb one and try to create a new one - and all it shows is a possable 7000 mb to be created / formated -(this happens on 2 different HDs)

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You used plural for WD hard drives

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Please give exact details regarding the jumper settings of the drives, and the type of ribbon cable being used [40 conductor or 80 conductor], and which IDE ports the drives are connected to.. WD drives jumpering can be confusing.

Also during boot, on the intial boot screen, is the drive shown as the proper size??? Be aware that you can stop the boot screen to take time to read it by hitting the pause key.

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think I got it

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It was just kind of one of those days
1 bad hard drive - I think maybe
1 scratched windows xp installation disk
1 now gone dead MSI neo2 - replaced with Abit AV8-runs great.

Thanks

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