I get this error when trying to install XP on a new hard drive:
<<<The hard drive was not installed by the computer manufacturer. These are not typically visible to the startup program unless special software is used. On x86 computers the message may indicate a problem with the CMOS drive type settings.>>>
Any ideas how to install a new OS on a new hard drive?
Are you referring to a clean install of XP using the complete installation disk, or using the re-installation disk? The re-installation disk supplied by Dell along with the computer, will not work on a new hard disk.
Changing the hard drive doesnt affect a Dell reinstall disk
I have switched my hard drive many times on Dells
it goes by code on motherboard
I have even used my Dell reinstall disk on non Dell machines
it doesnt have all of the drivers and you need a product key
from the COA on case
and then go in an do a msoobe (activation) and change the key that way