I used windows vista diskpart utility to create a partiton , then formatted the partition with 64K cluster size under the NTFS file system . When I tried installing windows XP , the Pre-Setup blue screen loads drivers and other pre setup stuff but when it reaches the "ready to install windows" I get a blue screen of death suggesting my hard drive might have a virus or problem and that I should run chkdsk . I did on windows vista setting on automatically find and recover bad sectors . NO PROBLEMS were found . I used the Windows Vista memory diagnostic tool to check my memory also no errors were found . I tried using your diagnostic utility both for win/dos and recieved "requires elevetion" on windows Vista SP2 and it hanged on its pc version .
I Used Seagate disk check utilities all basic tests and all passed green . My system info :
Asus p8p67 motherboard
CPU : intel core i5-2500k
RAM : Crucial 2*2GB PC1600
GPU : EVGA Geforce 550 gtx ti
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB 7200RPM 32 MB Cache , Model Number WD5002AALX
I even tried deleting the partition and starting windows xp SP3 with same results . I tried installing windows Vista and then installing windows XP same blue screen of death . blue screen of death technical code :0x000007B
Now does this hard drive support windows XP SP3 or not ? And how can I reset my hard drive totally to see maybe that fixes the problem , your utility says it needs elevation on windows vista and doesnt run from the command prompt(the dos version) .
And is my hard needs Advanced format ? Im planning windows xp/vista/7 triple boot . Also should I use WD align utility ? These all of course after I got my problem fixed . and BTW the drive is brand new .
It's not the drive. XP does not support SATA natively. In order to make the SATA drive work with XP, you either need to do one of the two things roughly:
1) Install the SATA driver for your motherboard.
2) Set the SATA mode to IDE in the BIOS.
I get the blue screen of death in the initial setup not the graphical setup , the setup that has only a darker blue screen and it loads all the files , it crashes right before the moment windows is going to ask for those 3 choices of repair and etc
I recommend the free bootable CD (can also be done from another PC even if you use a USB drive with that hard drive).
1. Download ISO on another PC and burn the bootable CD
2. Install hard drive
3. Insert Kill Disk CD
4. Turn on PC
5. Follow instructions (Note: quick erase should work)
6. Turn OFF PC
7. Boot with Windows Disc and reformat drive
Have you inserted the hard drive into another computer and run Western Digital diagnostics from Windows (install WD software)?
If you get errors, try the ERASE method and retry the diagnostics.
Managed to Install Windows XP Pro SP3 , Windows Vista SP2 , Windows 7 SP1 . XP doesn't work yet under AHCI mode on the intel p67 chipset , Installed the marvel driver provided by asus , Will try again to boot under XP .