posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:18 PM
a reply to: cavedweller88
Use a Linux live disk to blow away the partitions.
Windows (back then) did not allow you to delete some partition types.
Also, Windows uses an MFT partitioning scheme. It doesn't play well with GPT partitions.
Try booting on the Windows CD, at the initial screen (if it gets there) press Shift and F10 keys and you'll get a command prompt.
Then type DISKPART
do a LIST DISK and it will show you all the disks. Select the disk with SELECT DISK (x) where (x) is the number of the disk in the list (this is
usually disk 0).
Then type CLEAN which will wipe the partition data off the drive.
At this point, you can continue the install but I usually do a CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY so the installer won't balk at the dissapearing logical
Also, on some really old drives and BIOS combinations, Windows required a driver to see the full capacity.
edit on 8/4/2015 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)