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Hard drive volume

I have a Gateway GM5474, running Vista Home Premium. I tried to install a new SATA WD 500 GB HD and Vista is telling me that this is a 10 GB HD. I have done everything that I can think of except re-formatting the HD. Is re-formatting my HD the next option? Or is there a different way to get Vista to understand the correct volume?

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Before format we must partition the drive.

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Did you do that?

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Hard drive volumn

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No. I never had to do this with XP.

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(NT) Now you will...

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One note...

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When you buy a computer the hard drive is almost always pre-formatted and the OS installed. However, when you buy a new hard drive it's almost never pre-formatted. Not an XP vs Vista matter, just new vs preinstalled.


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Not only not formatted, not partitioned.

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That's blank and blanker.

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