|Hi all. |
I have a new 160 WD Gig HD which I have partitioned intop 2 equal parts using "On Track Manager", (same as the WD Data Life Guard with a few more whistle and bells).
The Partitioned are formatted to NTFS. As I remember, the first partition is labelled "Primary" and the other is "logical".
I insert the new HD into the removable cassette receiver on my PC (I can interchange drives/operating systems when the PC is turned of).
So in effect I now have a PC with no operating systems but a hard drive partitioned into 2 (vanilla) partitions.
I insert the Vivta installation disc and the system boots up and goes through load untill a few minutes in when a panel appears displaying the 2 drives. The top one is hi-lighted.
Now the problem!
The loading stalls here and an error message is displayed to the effect:
"Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets it's criteria for insatallation".
I have searched the net and found that this is a very common occurance (good on you Microsoft you remain true to fashion), and that a lot of the time it turns out that the problem was that neither of the vanilla partitions was an "active partition". However, no where can I find as to how I can confirm the active partition, or more to the point, how can I make one of the partitions "active"? .
All help appreciated.
PS: Has anyone used the forum Vista4beginners? If so, where the blazers is the submit post button?
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