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XP Install Deletes all my partitions

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Posted on Friday, December 12, 2003 - 7:59 am:   

Sorry for all the questions, but since the system is still new, I may as well try all options of install in case of future failures while I have no software or data on the HD.

This is my first time with a SATA Hard drive where I have to use the F6 Option to install additional drivers for the HD. After running the XP Setup after a successful partitioning and XP install, I tried doing it again for future reference and to get the process right. My setup of the HD is to partition a 120GB HD into 4 seperate drives. during the second setup install, when I got to the part where setup asks which drive to install Windows to, it only recognized the entire 120GB drive instead of the partitions that I previously created. I had to create new partitions again and once XP was up, I had to format all the other drived to NTFS again. The way I set up my office HD's are the partition it so when we get a crach and have to reinstall the OS, the data on the other drives are safe from formatting and deletion.
Does anyone know how I can do that on the SATA drive. I am assuming that it has something to do with the specific drive type and the drivers since all the IDE drives I've installed to in the past has never done this.

Thanks in advnace.

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