ok so i just installed new hardware right.
before geting all the new stuff i noticed my hard drive is going bad i get random freezes and ive changed my sata cable a few times and ive looked it up. my hard drive is bad.
so anyways i have my new cpu mobo and ram installed tried to turn on the computer and it brings me to a repair windows or w/e looked it up its common to NEED to reinstall windows. so heres the problem.
i went in to the bios to change the boot order to cd/dvd and it didnt work im using a windows xp cd i got from dell along time ago (its the only OS cd i have) i wanted to upgrade by USB once everything is done but its not working i cant get in to installing windows at all. anyone have an idea of what i can do? or did my hard drive some how break during my installing of new hardware.
this is the second PC ive built and first turning on the computer it said i have a new cpu and ram installed and that i should configure or load auto config which i picked auto config.
You can go into BIOS and change SATA to IDE mode if it is a regular install disk. That worked for me, or get a SATA pre-boot driver. But seroiusly XP unless you have a PRO disk is only going to use 3.5 GB of your 16GB of ram. You need to invest in a modern OS to make use of your system, and it is not legal to reuse those XP install disks as they were intended for ONE system only.