The most common gaffe is to "format" the drive before the XP installer is used. Pay attention to step 4 and such.
I recently replaced my HD with a WD80G drive, I installed the HD and ran the CD that came with it.
Since the computer was given to me I did not have any boot discs or CD's or OS to install so I purchased the full version of XP home edition for $200.00.
Upon placing the CD into the drive to install it the system told me that Setup will now format the HD which I did, after the formatting I got a blue Windows setup screen showing me that the setup files are being installed to a folder on the HD.
Once setup reached 100% the system told me that it would reboot and install XP, once it rebooted after it detected the HD as Primary master and the CD as Primary slave and secondarys being none, the cursor justs sits there and blinks after the word "none" and nothing happens.
I went into BIOS to show the new hardware and to change the boot settings to all possibilities but the system still will not boot up.
I have spent around $500.00 on hardware and software for this thing and nothing is working, I need some serious help with this.
All help would be appreciated!
Posted by: Tundra Posted on: 02/16/2005 11:56 AM