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#1 SacramentoJoe

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:44 PM

the hD on my laptop died and my dad gave me one from his mac. I tried to install VISTA and I get an error about a GEDIT partition.
How can I remove this? i tried fdisk and still no go.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:30 AM

Hi SacramentoJoe

When you first reach the target drive screen of the vista install, there should be options to delete partitions, try giving that a go, then create a new partition and install Visat

Let me know if this works

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:08 PM

Hi SacramentoJoe

When you first reach the target drive screen of the vista install, there should be options to delete partitions, try giving that a go, then create a new partition and install Visat

Let me know if this works

High500


I tried that and that's when I get the "GEDIT" error. Would fdisk /mbr fix this? I've deleted all partitions and re-created numerous times via fdisk, the MBR is the only thing I can think of but I'm not an expert in this area.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 04:34 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedit

How many partitions exist on this drive...that can be detected ?

Have you tried the respective correct hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic?

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

Louis




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