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Windows 7: Preparing to re-install 7 - Partition Problem

16 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Preparing to re-install 7 - Partition Problem

Sorry for starting a new thread for this. It seems unconnected to the isses I was having before.

I have decided to do a full re-install of windows 7, and have also decided to use my old WinXP disk to do a full format of both hard drives.

I delete all existing partitions, and go to create a partition on what will be the c: drive, and notice that it has also partitioned the D: drive without being asked to (not to 100% either)

I'm sure this didn't use to happen and that drives could be partitioned independantly. This seems very odd to me.

Could anyone shed any light as to why this is happening? I don't want to re-install 7 only to find it is still an issue.

EDIT - NOtice that both disks also have the same MBdisk Number, ID number and bus number. I'm sure one used to be 0 and the other 1? Am I going mad?



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16 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Why use the XPired CD to do the format if you have a Win7 DVD?

Best to boot the Win7 DVD to wipe both HD's first to overwrite any conflicting code: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then partition and format during Win7 install: Clean Install Windows 7
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17 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

gregrocker is right. when selecting the hard drive you want to install windows 7 on it gives an option to format it... not very helpfull to you but may help others ^_^
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