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Hard drive partitioning issue while installing Windows 7 64Bit Edition

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Issue Description: 

 - Issue seen especially when Windows 7 installtion 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 version*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Starter Edition*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit version*, 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: 21-Jul-2011
Date Created: 17-Feb-2011
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