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Windows 7: Only one option to pick partition to install XP on?

07 May 2010   #1
GladiatorYU

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Only one option to pick partition to install XP on?

I have 640GB hd and 4 partitions (C,D,E,F). on C partition is W7 x64. F partition is empty and formated so it can be installed XP on it. After installing RAID drivers, after loading files it gives mi only one option to pick partition on which XP will be installed, and it is C, and it says that it is 131000 MB. What is going on?


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07 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GladiatorYU View Post
I have 640GB hd and 4 partitions (C,D,E,F). on C partition is W7 x64. F partition is empty and formated so it can be installed XP on it. After installing RAID drivers, after loading files it gives mi only one option to pick partition on which XP will be installed, and it is C, and it says that it is 131000 MB. What is going on?
We could use a sreenshot of your drive configuration but in the interim I suspect the empty partition is 131Gb and will of course be labeled C. Are you trying to dual boot? are there any other OS'es on the drive?

Ken
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07 May 2010   #3
GladiatorYU

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Yes, I'm trying to install XP in dual boot with w7. And yes, partition is labeled as C. My partitions are: C 60gb (Windows 7 x64), D 239gb, E 240gb and F 55gb. So that 131gb has nothing to do with any of my partitions. Sorry I can't send screenshots because I'm not at home tonight. I wouldn't send my reply in dual boot thread if I haven't reason. Anyway, my guess is that it has something to do with solo XP, without service packs. On the other hand, why would it shows only one partition?
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