well the thing was, it wouldnt recognize the drive thus wouldnt let me format it :P so i had to use my windows disk and boot it up and format it that way and just didnt let it install windows lol and it worked :D thx for your help guys much appreciated :) :) :):beer:
Just for FYI. The WinXP boot disk partitioned the drive. Hey, if it ain't broke don't fix it. If there is one thing about M$ Windows, there are atleast 3 ways to do nearly anything.
Right Click on "my computer" and click on Manage, then in the Computer Management window click on Storage and then Disk Managment and see if you can find your new drive there. If you see it then you can que it to be formatted there
Can't read Pestilence64? :D Its too late, to try that. Its been formatted already. Via a Boot disc.
However that info may still be usefull... Or not...
well actually i didnt kno that and woulda helped out :) thx for the info will remember that thx :) pest :D