yeah you've passed the step
OK here goes :-
re-install OS again - I dont really like those partition magic etc. programs...
Here is the link you require : http://sagerforums.com/showthread.ph...alling+Windows
USE SLOW FORMAT SINCE THIS IS A NEW HDD. DO NTFS(SLOW) OR NORMAL OR WHATEVER IT IS CALLED.
it will take time but the next time round you can use quick format.
You will come to a step :-http://www.pctorque.com/misc/HT/21.jpg
Here you have to delete the existing partition and then create the new partitions from scratch. If yours is a 57GB HDD like mine then you will see 57232 for drive C. Delete this partition and then create a new one : THIS WILL BE THE PARTITION FOR THE OS and I recommend selecting 10GB for the OS.
To calulate the space - use 1024 as the multiplier. 1024 times X where X = the amount of space in GB that you want to allocate for that drive.
First set 10240 for the OS (10GB partition)
Then create the rest of the partitions
DONT FORGET TO CREATE A PARTITION RIGHT AT THE END. YOU SHOULD ONLY SEE :-
UNPARTITIONED SPACE = 8MB
AT THE END.
If you see UNPARTITIONED SPACE = 12204 or something then you can create one more partition. Otherwise that space will not be accessible to you.
After installing windows (following this step) and once you start windows - install the drivers and then format each drive that you created.
Once this is done you have to format each of your drives before you can use them. You can do this from within windows - Just right click D and E or whatever and select FORMAT and give the drive a name. The next time you install OS you can check the QUICK FORMAT box.
Best of luck...