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#1 Pottreces

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:26 PM

Hi to all im new to this site..

Well last night I installed windows home edition and every time I use the whole 320gb and go threw the partition/ formatting exc...exc and then when I go to boot up my pc.. I keep getting this message (Operating System Not found) the weird part is that I reinstalled windows for the second time and only used 5g In partition and threw the rest into D: go to reboot after installation was done.. NOW it works.. windows loaded up and everything was back to normal.. This morning I booted my pc back up and again and the same message came up (operating not found) I was told to make it 40g for the OP and the rest in d: to see if that works.. or if that does not work try to upgrade the bios because the pc is old(eMachine T3100) and the bios might not be able to handle that much HardDrive(320g)? Can some please help me make sense of this whole situation..

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:05 PM

Windows editions prior to XP SP2 have difficulty in recognizing hard drives over 137 gB in size. The alternatives are to install Windows to a partition that's smaller than 137 gB - or to slipstream Service Pack 2 into your Windows installation disk.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:25 PM

usasma,
Thanks for answering my question.. I did what you told me to do and it worked fine..but the downfall is when I booted the computer up again the same message came up (operating system missing)…updating dating the (bios)..would that take care of the problem?

Edited by Pottreces, 22 August 2008 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:01 PM

Actually...as long as you have SP1 installed, you should have no problem with drives larger than 137GB.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321626

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:08 AM

If you're still getting errors, then it's likely that there's either a problem with your hard drive or your motherboard. I'd have to suggest running a hard drive diagnostic. They're usually free from the manufacturer of your hard drive.
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