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

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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!!!
 
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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...
 
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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
 
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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
 

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.
 

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.
 
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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!!!!
 

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