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10 Feb 2012   #1

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Help me by creating partition on new Dell laptop

My friend got a Dell laptop without any OS. I have a Win 7 disk but during the installation, the PC cannot find hard disks at all. I need help in creating a local disk C. The size is 640gigs and I want to use all of them. Can someone help me ASAP?


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10 Feb 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos View Post
My friend got a Dell laptop without any OS. I have a Win 7 disk but during the installation, the PC cannot find hard disks at all. I need help in creating a local disk C. The size is 640gigs and I want to use all of them. Can someone help me ASAP?
At what point in the installation process do things go bad and what is the exact error message?

Can you get as far as the language choice screen?

What's the story on your Win 7 disk? Burned? Bought retail? Bought online?
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10 Feb 2012   #3

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It has this stupid FreeDOS disk which I can't understand how to install it. I can create a partition but later on I get stuck. All I need is to create a disk so I can install Windows 7.
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10 Feb 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos View Post
It has this stupid FreeDOS disk which I can't understand how to install it.
Sorry, I've never heard of a Windows disk with FreeDOS. I wonder where it came from?

Does it give you access to DOS commands such as format?

If you have a valid product key, you can download and burn an ISO and then install from it.
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10 Feb 2012   #5

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It is a strange dos actually. I really don't know how to do it. Here is website to this so called DOS
FreeDOS | The FreeDOS Project
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10 Feb 2012   #6

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I'd assume the commands in FreeDOS are the same as those in any other version of DOS.

But that is beside the point. It doesn't look like that's a valid Windows disc if DOS is involved.
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10 Feb 2012   #7

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just tell me how to create a partition through command prompt. I can access command prompt on Win 7 tools menu.
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10 Feb 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos View Post
just tell me how to create a partition through command prompt. I can access command prompt on Win 7 tools menu.
I think that would be frowned on in this forum, considering the unknown pedigree of your disk. No can do.
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10 Feb 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos View Post
just tell me how to create a partition through command prompt. I can access command prompt on Win 7 tools menu.
I think that would be frowned on in this forum, considering the unknown pedigree of your disk. No can do.
I am on the eve of suicide. Seriously, why windows cannot create disk partition on installation menu?
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10 Feb 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos View Post
My friend got a Dell laptop without any OS. I have a Win 7 disk but during the installation, the PC cannot find hard disks at all. I need help in creating a local disk C. The size is 640gigs and I want to use all of them. Can someone help me ASAP?
Are you sure you have the proper disk? Can you check to see if the cables are connected on the hard drive? Usually if that happens the disk is either bad or cables aren't connected.
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