New Hard-Drive Problem

By b20
Sep 25, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I recently bought a new 320 GB hard-drive replacing the old 30GB HD and the secondary 10GB HD. Here the problem.

    It seems that the 30 GB HD has windows installed and the 10 GB has boot.ini attatched to it. So installing the new 320 GB HD is IMPOSSIBLE.

    How can I resolve this problem?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    wrong forum. Install one of the old drives as an external USB drive and format it. You may have to transfer data.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    If the 320GB hard drive is replacing the two older drives, you could disconnect the old drives and install Windows onto the new drive just like it was a new machine. Do you have a Windows CD for this?

    Afterwards you could install the old drives one at a time and transfer any old files you want.
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