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  Reply # 1053093 25-May-2014 20:51
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clinty:
Unregistered: The problem is I can't see/reach the 'next' button to continue the install


Hi,

Sorry to jump in here, but just a sugestion before you reinstall windows

As you removed your graphics drivers the resolution of your window system possibly dropped to 800x600.

If you change this to 1024x768 or higher, you should be able to complete the driver install

You can change this by starting windows, right clicking on a blank portion of your desktop and select properties. You should be able to adjust the slider to a higher resolution



Thanks but too late...I'm beyond the point of no return lol

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  Reply # 1053095 25-May-2014 20:53
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All good,

You may neeed to do it anyway after the reinstall

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1053097 25-May-2014 20:54
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ripdog: How many partitions/drives were there? Was there an error message telling you why Windows can't be installed to this partition?


I think I may have ballzd it all up:

I saw two drives, each being the same size. Windows alerted it could not install onto either so I deleted both...

undecided




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  Reply # 1053100 25-May-2014 20:56
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I can't remember the error message sorry...

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  Reply # 1053101 25-May-2014 20:56
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Uh, yeah, I warned you about that...

So you just wiped two drives. Now select the one you want to install windows to, and click New. The default size should be good.

Do the same for the other drive, otherwise it won't be usable.

Select the partition for the boot drive you just made, and it should let you continue.

If not, tell us the error message.





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  Reply # 1053102 25-May-2014 20:56
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Does it now show one drive with unallocated space?


Edit whoops conversation has moved on lol



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  Reply # 1053105 25-May-2014 21:02
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clinty: Does it now show one drive with unallocated space?


Edit whoops conversation has moved on lol


Yep, it sure does laughing

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  Reply # 1053106 25-May-2014 21:03
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So you should be able to select that and hit New, then Apply/Accept.







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  Reply # 1053108 25-May-2014 21:04
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ripdog: Uh, yeah, I warned you about that...

So you just wiped two drives. Now select the one you want to install windows to, and click New. The default size should be good.

Do the same for the other drive, otherwise it won't be usable.

Select the partition for the boot drive you just made, and it should let you continue.

If not, tell us the error message.


I now only have the one drive with unallocated space...

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  Reply # 1053109 25-May-2014 21:06
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Unallocated space is unusable space - it means that there isn't a partition there, and all data on a drive *must* be inside a partition.

Make another partition on the other drive, then attempt to install on the first. Does it work?







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  Reply # 1053114 25-May-2014 21:14
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Disk 0 Unallocated Space 111.8 GB

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

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  Reply # 1053115 25-May-2014 21:16
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Eh? If it's unallocated space, there is no way windows can be installed to it, so there shouldn't be an error at all.

Have you tried making a partition there with the New button? Or is that not available?







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  Reply # 1053117 25-May-2014 21:16
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ripdog: Unallocated space is unusable space - it means that there isn't a partition there, and all data on a drive *must* be inside a partition.

Make another partition on the other drive, then attempt to install on the first. Does it work?


There is only that Disk 0. I can't any other drives

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  Reply # 1053118 25-May-2014 21:17
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You told me you had two drives. Whatever, you only need one. Can you make a partition? You can't continue with an unallocated drive.







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  Reply # 1053122 25-May-2014 21:27
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ripdog: Eh? If it's unallocated space, there is no way windows can be installed to it, so there shouldn't be an error at all.

Have you tried making a partition there with the New button? Or is that not available?


Ok, I clicked on the 'advanced set up' then had access to 'new' and did as you suggested. I now see 3 partitions (I just clicked yes to what windows suggested).

Partition 1 Total size-100.0 MB Free Space-95.0 MB System

Partition 2 Total size-128.0 MB Free Space-128.0 MB MSR (Reserved)

Partition 3 Total size-111.6 GB Free Space-111.6 GB Primary

Windows cannot be installed to either of them however, Format option is available for 1st & 3rd Partition...

Should I go ahead and Format both?

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