I am trying to reinstall Windows XP after purchasing a new hard drive. I've changes the BIOS settings to reflect cd/dvd install but when I put the disk in and press a key I get this message," windows is inspecting your hardward configuration and then a blank screen
Been to the BIOS eh? You now need to say what was available and what was selected concerning settings for the hard drive. Sometimes just mentioning the make & model of the machine allows others to look up your particular BIOS and see what is there for themselves and make recommendations.