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Old 05-10-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Need some help formattion HDD.

So i've got this 80G HDD i used in my desktop a while back, when my desktop went nuts i just turned the HDD into an external HDD for my Mac. Now i've got new parts for my desktop and i want to use the 80G as the main internal HDD in my desktop, how do i reformat it back to Windows?


Edit: Sorry for the typos, currently doped up on cold medicine.
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Default Re: Need some help formattion HDD.

you have to reinstall windows on the hard drive
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Yep, just pop it in, I'd probably delete and recreate the partition, and then format and reinstall Windows.
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Ok well something else must not be working right then. Cause the HDD isn't running and i'm getting no display on my monitor, i also can't open the CD drive.
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Is the board getting power? is the LED lit up?

Do the fans spin up?

Does it pass POST and beep once?

Can you access the bios??
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:25 PM   #6
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I think i know what the problem is, apparently my board is only AGP 4x and my video card is APG 8x. Looks like i need a new mobo.
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It's possible but I would have thought it would be able to run in a 4x slot
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See i thought the same, but the box does not say AGP4X/8X it just says AGP8X so that must mean it can't run in a 4X slot. It's all good though, mobos like mine are quite inexpensive.
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