Ive been having alot of trouble these past few hours installing xp on a newly built comp. (This is my first build)
Ive succesfully gotten the bios post up screen to come up and it recognizes my hard drive, cd drive.
When I go to install xp i do a full reformat of my blank hard drive and it then proceeds to copy the files onto the hard drive. Finally it goes "rebooting in 15 seconds". When it reboots it brings me back to the orginal menu. It says that I have to reformat because there is either no partition, damged partition, or damaged harddrive.
I go to format and copy the files again and it loops me after rebooting time and time again..
I have a Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 gb 7200 rpm. I just got it (blank), it came oem without cd or cabes.
Could this be because I didnt load the drivers in using f6 in the beginning or is it a bad hard drive? Thx.
Using f6 to load drivers at the beginning of the install process is for 3rd party and RAID drivers. You shouldn't need to load any drivers for your WD drive.
If you created your partition and went through the format process and it's not taking the install, it's probably a bad drive. OEM drives are usually only covered by the manufacturers warranty, so you may want to check into that.
i have windows sp2 and so far ive tried full reformat and quick reformat..and repair. I was supposed to have this thing blank but it only has 308 gigs before reformat (even the first time i tried it). Is this normal..?