Guys I'v been searching and reading and pulling my hair out for 3days!!
I had Windows XP, then installed Windows 7 32bit Ultimate on IDE hard drive.
HOW CAN I FORMAT THE IDE HARD DRIVE SO AS TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL??
When putting CD in and pressing Intall...I wanted to Format my 40Gig IDE hard drive (that I use for windows intallation only). So as to start CLEAN install.
The CD recognised my hard drives....250Gig SATA and 40Gig IDE....however would not let me format either or change in any way.....something about load driver?? VIA 6140 something.
So instead I thought to boot the disk and try that way. It didnt recognise the IDE hard drive at all...anyway I chose to do it the first way once I found that driver I mentioned.
I installed windows on woindows, then deleted the windows.old file afterwords.