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Help! Did I Do Something Crucially Wrong?


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#1 plagooble

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:29 PM

I am trying to format my hard drive and I'm afraid I might have done something wrong. I was following these deirections http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53502.html. Part way through, it says to "Highlight the existing "C: Partition1" partition and hit D to delete it. Hit L to confirm. Next, hit Enter to install Windows on the "Unpartitioned Space"."

I deleted Partition 1, but then it would not allow me to install windows because the unpartitioned space was not large enough. After more research, I found out that I was supposed to move down one and delete partion 2 (like it says here: http://lifehacker.com/software/windo...tch-157578.php

So, what was it that I deleted? Was that a huge mistake or is it fixable? I would REALLY appreciate any help I can get on this.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:39 PM

It should be fixable. How big is this hard drive and how many partitions are on it? Are you attempting to dual-boot? Is this a name-brand computer or custom built? Answer those first and we'll get you hooked up
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