Intel® Workstation Boards
Hard Drive Partitioning Issue While Installing Windows 7* 64-bit Edition

Issue description:

  • Issue is seen especially when Windows 7 installation is done through a bootable USB Drive.

  • OS detects 2 partitions. One is of default 100 MB and the other shows the size of the hard drive.

  • While partitioning the HDD the system does not allow to select the Hard Drive.

Issue resolution:

  • Restart the system and enter the CMOS Setup.

  • Change the Boot Priority option to Hard Disk as the Primary Boot Device.

  • Reset the BIOS to Defaults.


  • Usually observed when the USB device is set as the First Boot Device.

Operating System:

Windows 7*, Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit*, Windows 7 Starter Edition*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit*, Windows 7 RC1, 32-bit*, Windows 7 RC1, 64-bit*

This applies to:

Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC
Intel® Workstation Board WX58BP

Solution ID: CS-032303
Last Modified: 24-Sep-2014
Date Created: 17-Feb-2011