Hard drive problem after windows 7 install attempt?
My computer is an HP Media Center running Vista Home Premium. I has two separate hard drives each with 360GBs. I recently tried to install Windows 7 on the second drive but the installation failed. Despite saying it needed no input from me it went into a loop. I tried to uninstall it. I also had to change the Start Menu to 'Selective Start' because otherwise it tried to boot into Windows 7 and failed every time. I now have only 235GBs on each drive. No clean up or reformatting of the second drive has any effect and no matter what clean up program I try I can not improve the capacity of the drives to the original specification. I am not concerned so much about having lost 25GBs on both drives as to what is in the missing space. I plan to buy the final version of Windows 7 shortly and would prefer to clean up after the last failure. I still have to keep on 'Selective Start'. I will appreciate any help I can get. JohnW