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Windows 7: Building a gaming rig! Need assistance

26 Apr 2011   #111

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

ezeht, you're missing a critical step on the UNALLOCATED SPACE. In order to format UNALLOCATED SPACE you need to create a partition TO ALLOCATE the space, THEN format. Right-click, create partition, format NTFS with default block size, DONE. The difference in your screenshot from his is that the space you right-clicked on contains a partition.

Now, you've sent this guy in a run-around for two pages on drive space allocation, either you're over-thinking this or you just don't know.

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26 Apr 2011   #112

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes its not a mistake so much as just a different opinion.

But, the important thing to remember here is this (IMO) ..
Was anything learned or gained from the solution of the problem?

If so, then we all come out ahead as a community.
After all, isn't that why we all hang out here? To help each other with what we have experience with and/or debate other viewpoints and possiblities?
Sometimes you learn something new, other times you help others learn something new.

My 2c for what its worth.
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26 Apr 2011   #113


1 I have humbled my self and gave up- other than maybe he should use ahci support

2 My photo was general trying to help

3 it is a partition 1 partition it is my e: drive my storage drive and already formatted and using it

4 I do not format drives everyday- I forget stuff or steps maybe.

5 I would run him around some more trying to help and if it saved him from a new os install.

6 I can be wrong about formatting in xp- been a few years now- You do not have to on macs.

7 He should be able to get it right now and is all that matters.

Have a great day..
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26 Apr 2011   #114


Yes wish

I did learn something and know not to make same mistakes when I go adding a ssd and make it my c: in the future. I hope to get 1 someday.

And yes argument or differences in opinion does not mean fighting or folks are upset or mad. I can try to hard maybe.

I know when I need help- I guess same for others- you need help right then and chomping at the bit. Some times it can be days or maybe never folks try and help. I try and jump in right away and help if I can or try to any way..

Out of all of this- I hope I did not upset sonic- I did not mean to if so.

And ya I like it here. Great folks here.
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28 Apr 2011   #115

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise

Okay, so I reformatted my SSD without my HDD connected. Everything went well. Now I just need to know how to delete the System Reserved Partition from my HDD then format it.

Here are screenshots:

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29 Apr 2011   #116

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You should be able to just Right click the Reserved on the spinning drive, and choose "Delete Volume".

Then, Right Click it again and create partitions ( "New Simple Volume" ) and format them.
make them whatever size you want, as many as you need .. or just one single volume.
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30 Apr 2011   #117

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise

Ok thank you sir! Got everything up and running good! Have to start getting everything setup how I want it, then do some gaming!

I would like to thank everyone! You all rock, and helped me A LOT!
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