I recently finished assembling a new computer, but I'm having issues getting Windows XP installed onto a SATA drive. First, here are the relevant specs
Asus P5K SE
WD 320 GB Sata
LG IDE DVD burner
What I'm trying to do is boot from the Windows CD (in the DVD drive) and format/install to the SATA HD. The problem is, I get to the point where the install is formating, and it stops. It will let me select the drive to partition and the type of format (quick or normal), and start it. After that, it will to the progress bar and nothing will happen. I've tried both quick and normal, and neither will ever move past 0%.
After trying this a few times, I decide to try Hiren's boot CD, version 9.5. It has partition tools on it so I figured I could format/partition from there, then skip that section of the install, and hopefully skip whatever problem is coming up. The computer will boot to the point where it asks if I want to use the boot disc or HD, and I select boot disc. After that, it goes to a blank screen with a single blinking _ . It will sit there forever as well. I've used both the windows disc and Hiren's boot cd in other computers, so I know that is not an issue.