Installation problems

  sammmmmy195 18:50 09 Sep 2011


When I put my vista installation disk into my pc and I boot from it and I ask to install, it asks where to install and there are no options (I have one hard drive and it's completely wiped). Why might this be? Do I need to create a partition? How would I do this? Thanks :D

  rdave13 18:54 09 Sep 2011

Windows is not seeing the hard drive. How was it 'wiped'? Possibly it needs to be inserted into a caddy and formatted with a hard drive manager. Hopefully it hasn't failed.

  robin_x 19:41 09 Sep 2011

Have a look with Partition Wizard Bootable CD (burn on another machine).

If you can see the disk, right click unallocated and create a new NTFS Primary partition (C:).

If you want to see if any old stuff is recoverable, select Partition Recovery first.

Note: I have had a single occasion where my main drive's partitions all became spontaneously unallocated.

Never come across that before and no idea why it happened. Fortunately, the Partition Recovery function found and restored them in a couple of minutes. (Although I had Image Backups on an external drive as well)

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