I'm trying to get a WD 320GB drive to be fully recognized in this computer. XP SP3
From the reading I have learned that I need to break it into two partitions. Say 120GB and 200GB.
I have been trying to get this done with no luck.
With the new drive in an USB enclosure (windows saw the full 320gb) I used UASEUS to create a disk image of the internal hard drive on the new hard drive. I partitioned the drive into two.
I then installed the new drive into the computer. It wouldn't boot.
I then just created a disk image of the old drive onto the new unpartitioned 320gb. Figuring I could just partition it when installed in the computer. It only recognized 137gb when installed in the computer.
Then I tried partitioning the new drive when it was in the enclosure. 120gb and 200gb. I then installed the blank partitioned drive into the computer. Booted off the Sony recovery DVD and did a fresh install. The recovery CD deleted my two partitions. So, when done it only showed 137gb.
I really think this is my failure to correctly partition the drive.
Do I make the 1st partition logical or primary? Do I make the second partition logical or primary?
What am I doing wrong?
Edited by wankel7 - 6/13/11 at 9:07am