Hard Drive Not working!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Seeking Up, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Seeking Up

    Seeking Up Guest

    Hey i just bought a 120 GB western digital hard drive and i had a maxtor before. well anyways i put it in and when i went to install there stuff i get threw most of the steps and something comes up and says Are You Insalling Windows XP On To This? and i go to yes and it says my bios isnt XP compatible. but i had xp on my maxtor drive!! help please!!!
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Say no when it asks if you are putting xp on & see what happens.
     
  3. Seeking Up

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    ok will try, but i want xp on there but ill see what happens
     
  4. Dimoe

    Dimoe Guest

    What are your computer specs, you still have your old hard-drive connected??? Are thy on seperate ide channels? Is it set to master??? Need some more info first...
     
  5. Seeking Up

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    no i was gonna just start the 120 by its self and give my maxtor to my dad and just install xp right onto the new hard drive. and i have the settings set as single with the jumpers
     
  6. Seeking Up

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    ok i tryed it and i pused no and i got another window that says do i want to install NT and i pushed no and then the next window said instert a DOS system disk or a windows 9x/ME start up disk into the floppy drive??? but i want XP on there and it wont work when i say i want to put in XP says my BIOS doesnt work with XP
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you had xp on it before it should still go on. Why it refuses who knows. Try downloading the boot floppies for xp. I think you can get them at microsoft. That will get you a bit further, hopefully all the way.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Another thing..........do you have to install the maxtor stuff????
    Try booting with the xp cd in. Set the bios to boot from the cd first.
     
  9. Seeking Up

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    ok i tryed it agian and when it asked me if i want to install xp i put yes agian and now it says that it supports xp so i restarted and i put my xp disk in and i think its insalling it.. hopefully no errors will come up or something!!!!!! knock on wood!!!!
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Hope it keeps going.
     
  11. Seeking Up

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    thanks hipster doofus by the way! for you input thank u agian!!!
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

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