Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 758
Default New HD installed

I just physically installed my new 500GB HD. When I go into disk management, it says I must initialize the disk with "use the following partition style for the selected disks" with "master boot record" checked off" do I just hit OK at this point and let it do its thing? If not, what should I do?

thx
__________________

bruinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
rohan23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,087
Default Re: New HD installed

You have to format it in NTFS.
__________________

__________________
Macook 13.3

2.13Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo-2GB DDR2 800 Mhz-500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue- Nvidia 9400M
rohan23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 758
Default Re: New HD installed

If a partition off the 500GB hd into 2 partitions do I use the option of "use the following partition style for the selected disks" with "master boot record" checked off" on both?

thx
bruinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: New HD installed

Judging from your other thread, you got this figured out.
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 758
Default Re: New HD installed

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
Judging from your other thread, you got this figured out.
Actually, I don't have the answer. Someone has told me I do need to leave "master boot record" checked off" unchecked. Is that true? If it is, can I just delete the partition and do it again?

If I delete it, will it revert to unallocated space when I do?

thx
bruinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #6
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: New HD installed

I think that's correct as the MBR (master boot record) is on the previously installed drive. If it's working good, there would be no reason the delete the partition. if you do delete a partition, it's does revert back to "unallocated" space.
__________________

Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0