Windows Vista install problem with partitions

  walesrob 13:14 17 Jun 2006

Hi, I'm trying to install Vista on a SATA Hard Drive, but I'm running into problems.

Heres the set up:

C: is a single partition Windows XP on 120Gb SATA Drive (NTFS)
D: is NEC DVD Writer
G: is a 80GB PATA(IDE) Hard Drive for storing music only (NTFS)

I have attempted to use Partition Magic 8.0 to enable creation of a new partition for Vista, of 20Gb on C:, but PM insists on installing on the G: Drive. Now I am able to create a partition on C: Drive in DOS mode (using PM's recovery floppy discs), but I am warned it will mess up the exisiting XP.

Looking at the Windows Disk Management console, it seems my PATA drive is Disk 0, where as the SATA drive is Disk 1, is this the reason why PM throws a wobbly? If so, how is it possible to get round this to enable Vista to be installed using PM?

Thanks in advance for any answers :-)

  Diodorus Siculus 15:36 17 Jun 2006

Why not install Vista on G drive? Create a partition on it and install there - it will not be on the drive forever anyway.

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