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Gateway 450ROG only recognizing 7805 MB of 60GB hard drive

Hi, I'm trying to install Windows XP on a brand new Hitachi 60GB IDE hard drive in a Gateway 450ROG. When the installation gets to the point where you choose the partition to install on, it only recognizes 7805 MB of unpartioned space. When trying to continue, it says it doesn't contain an XP compatible partition. BIOS version is 40.01.04. What am I doing wrong...how do I get it to recognize the hard drive correctly ? Any help is appreciated.

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You may have to wipe that harddrive clean and start over new

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