!!!!New Windows Install Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Fenris, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok i can get to the windows set up screen that looks like this
    pic link
    but when i hit enter instead of going to this screen screenshot like im supposed to i end up at a blue screen that says this

    "Setup didnt find any hard disk drives installed in your computer

    Make sure any hard disk drivers are powerd on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program."

    Now i know my Hard drive is connected right since it shows up in the boot up tests and also in the BIOS, so im not sure what windows problem is any tips on how to solve it
     
  2. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok so the links show up blank you can find the screenshots at this site
    site link

    the pics are labeld "welcome to setup", and "Hard drive partition information"
     
  3. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Use the software for your hard drive (e.g. Seagate Discwizard) to format and partition your drive first so setup can recognise it.
     
  4. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    i got it OEM so no software with it. Also its on a computer without any OS yet. Is there a way to run software on it before i have a OS or would i have to switch it over to this computer and hope i dont screw anything up?

    I found the data lifeguard program to format it but will i have to put it on this comp? i really dont want to screw this one up its all i have left :(
     
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Well, you've obviously got internet access so download the software from the manufacturer's website. Software works off a bootdisk so you're not meant to have an OS. Follow the instructions and you won't screw up. :)
     
  6. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    alright thanks. Ill go search for a bootable version all i found so far was the .exe
     
  7. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    lol. Mate, run the exe on the working computer. It will give you instructions to create a bootable disk. ;)
     
  8. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    hehe well that worked :) on my new computer now yay now i just need to figure out why windows didnt load on the partion i told it to :(

    Thanks for all the help :)
     
  9. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    I don't think you mentioned which OS you're trying to install. Windows 9x/ME won't install on NTFS partitions.