- In Windows 8, my drive (a 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD hybrid drive) appears to be partitioned into two equal 400GB~ partitions, C & D. All my data and Windows 8 is stored in drive C, while drive D is shown as empty. I was originally planning to format drive D into NTFS and install XP onto it, keeping C: and Windows 8.
- However, when I boot from my Windows XP disk, I see two completely different partitions in the install menu: E and F. E is around 1TB and F around 24GB, so I assume they correspond to the HDD and SSD respectively. But in this menu, BOTH drives are listed as completely empty.
To make things worse, after adjusting my BIOS to let me boot from my XP disk, my laptop won't boot back into Windows 8 (I tried, and it gave me an "automatic repair" screen for a couple hours, then told me that something was unable to be repaired).
I guess my question is, assuming I get this repair problem fixed, is there any way I can re-partition my drive within Windows 8 that will allow me to install XP without wiping the entire drive clean?
Edited by Andaroo, 27 December 2012 - 01:33 AM.