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Intalling SATA HDD IDE

by hootowl299 / September 27, 2008 3:08 PM PDT

I'm trying to install new HDD with Vista but when it reaches the point to choose where to install windows it's showing 0mb of space available on my HDD. Thoughts?

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Might be proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 10:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Intalling SATA HDD IDE

Let's say the hard disk has some other partition already taking up all the space. Looking over http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallVista/installvista1.htm and starting and steps 9, 10, 11, etc. we see where we can delete the old partition (hope you didn't want what was on that) and start over.

If you have some SATA RAID driver and forgot it during the install that can happen to result in 0 byte size too.

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Brand new hard drive
by hootowl299 / September 27, 2008 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Might be proper.

This is a brand new hard drive. So there shouldn't be anything on it.

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That's an assumption.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 11:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Brand new hard drive

We know what happens when we assume such things. Look at the steps again. Your post is far too light on details as to what board, SATA port this drive (make, model please of everything) to offer more than the usual.

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by hootowl299 / September 27, 2008 11:40 PM PDT
In reply to: That's an assumption.

Sorry it was late when I posted and was frustrated. Motherboard is an Asus Maximus Extreme. The Sata drive is built in. Hard drive is a 640G Seagate.

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Through a window
by hootowl299 / September 27, 2008 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry

I'm about ready to throw this computer through the window. It's been one problem after another since my girlfriend had it built. It fails every other boot. Yesterday when I booted it to get it ready for the hard drive replacement the disc drives wouldn't open. Got those working and now the network card isn't showing up.

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Hope you are making progress.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2008 2:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Through a window

The network item could be related to drivers. And not just the network card driver. Before I install that I install the "motherboard chipset driver package."

Hope this helps,

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