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All of SSD drive not visible on Windows 8 install

  1. #1


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1

    All of SSD drive not visible on Windows 8 install


    Hi,

    I have just purchased a 2nd hand laptop which has a 500GB SSD drive on it and when installing Windows, it only shows 33GB of the drive which I assume is a partition. The rest is just not visual at all so there is no way to format or select it etc.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    I can't actually get into Windows which is why I needed to sort the install out.

    Thanks

    Scott

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    at install screen - hit F10 - to bring up a prompt
    this is assuming you only have one disk installed in pc

    type> diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> clean

    close prompt and reboot into windows setup - see if that works..
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm guessing this laptop has a 32 GB MSATA SSD cache drive and a 500 GB conventional hard drive. If so your installing to the wrong drive.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    at install screen - hit F10 - to bring up a prompt
    this is assuming you only have one disk installed in pc

    type> diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> clean

    close prompt and reboot into windows setup - see if that works..
    Have a look at this, HP Elitebook 840 G1 - SSd / Hard Drive Problems
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