I didn't know I bought a Laptop Network Harddrive and cant seem to format it correctly. I am using WIN XP PRO but it only reads 7 gig of a 60 gig harddrive. Any help you all can provide will be much appreciated.
My laptop is using windows xp professional. The laptop is a Dell 5150, 512 ram and 3.06 ghz. I have a 30 gig drive and want a larger one. I bought a 60 gig and tried loading Dell Windows XP Pro and it hung at 37 percent. ALso it showed on 7.3 gig.
I think the real question might be how many partitions are on the drive. Use the fdisk utility to find out. When fdisk loads, select #4 "display partition information" to see what partitions exist. Your problem suggests there is more than one. Then if you want to start from scratch, (my suggestion) remove all partitions until none are left. Then when you again try the install, XP will create the required partitions and format to install the system.
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