Hello,I can get the XP CD to copy files to the IDE drive but errors when reboots to install...(cannot find boot device). Hv explicitly set HDD as first device in BIOS. Still same error results....Thanks
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Actually I did not read your post, IDE drive would not matter if you have SP2 or 3, or no SP for that matter.
Have you tried a different hard-drive?
OK. I had the drive partitioned at first. Since it was failing, I formatted it again. Same results. XP loaded ok and the initial boot failed. When loading it seems as normal, but that initial boot didn't ever happen...Thxs
I thought I answered this a few days back. Here tis again. Once a SATA was added the installed worked fine. The IDE drive was not tested in another machine. It was in use prior to this test though. For now XP was loaded to a small SATA drive. I am not sure if the IDE was the issue or the MTHBD. For now have no other IDEs to compare with. Thanks..