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Trouble installing WinXP pro on brand new drive

Q: Trouble installing WinXP pro on brand new drive

The actual problem I am encountering is that I get a "asms file is needed" message and I have no idea what to do from here. I investigated several threads that my search took me to but the threads have been closed and I didnt find and solutions. I have the original WXP pro install disc and SP2 & SP3. I am not at all PC savvy so I need help with what to do from here. Can someone please help?

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A: Trouble installing WinXP pro on brand new drive

Is that an actual XP Pro CD, and is it XP original or XP SP1?

If you've installed a new hard drive, it needs to be formatted before you can install XP Pro in it.

The XP Pro CD does all the work - if that's what you have.

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My husband bought me a brand new laptop from Best Buy and also recently purchased an iPod touch for me for Mother's day. I had downloaded iTunes 9 on my old laptop (before getting this new one), the old computer was running Windows XP and I did not encounter any problems installing iTunes 9 & using it to get my Touch started.

I wish to install iTunes 9 on the new computer to use for playing, storing, and burning CDs but when the download is complete and I start going through the installation process, at the very end of it all I get an error message saying that the installer detected an error and the installation could not be completed...and then something about try installing later. I would have copied and pasted the message but I am in a bit of a hurry and I don't have time to sit through the whole download again to get the message.

Anyway, I can follow directions but if anyone has any help to offer please put the information in lamens terms...I'm very familiar with computers and other forms of technology but after wasting all day trying to solve this on my own I just want someone who can help to give me the simple steps to solve this problem so I can get iTunes up and running.

Thanks,
Jenna

A:Trouble installing iTunes 9 on brand new laptop running Windows 7

Redownload the Installer. It's probably corrupt.

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I have read the instructions on how to install WinXP Fax services, which seem pretty simple. I have gone to control panel, install windows components, checked the box next to fax services, clicked next and finish. I close add/remove software and control panel. When I go to start/all programs, point to accessories, communication and fax, it is empty. There is no fax console.

So I try the entire process again. The fax services box is unchecked. It appears it never installed. I tried running the WinXP CD. I choose install optional items, check the box for fax services. It looks like it installs as before. But once again, it has not.

Can anyone give me any help?

Thank you.
 

A:Trouble installing WinXP Fax

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So I currently have a 160B HD 15GB was for HP Recovery (D: drive with about a 1GB empty) and a 145GB partition (C: drive with about 111GB empty) I also have installed a 320GB HD (L: drive with about 189GB empty).

Now when I attempt to install XP and you get to the screen where it asks you what drive to install it on and it lets you delete partitions, this is what it shows:

I: Partition1 (HP_RECOVERY) [FAT32] 5692MB (673MB free)
C: Partition2 [UNKNOWN] 146925MB (146925 free)

131068MB Disk 0 at Id 1 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

D: Partition1 [UNKNOWN] 131072MB 131071MB free)

Now what's wierd is that in this list the I: drive is obviously my D: drive but is one of these my new HD? The whole reason I installed the new HD before installin Windows again was so I could archive files there instead of DVD+Rs.

Any advice?
 

A:Trouble Installing WinXP Pro w/new HD

C: is your 320GB drive, but you need SP2 to recognize drives bigger than 150GB, that is why it does not show up as 320GB

install windows, then update to SP2 and the drive should show up as it's full size
 

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I turned my computer on and inserted the WIndows XP disc and nothing happened; so I shut the computer down with the disc in it and restarted it and still nothing......

The only message I'm getting is:
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

Anyone have any advice?
 

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I've got my new PC all together, and am ready to install XP on it, but when I'm in the setup, it keeps giving me a message saying it's not detecting the hard drive. I know it's connected, a friend of mine looked at it and he found the HD on the BIOS.
 

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I was recently given a computer that I am trying to get running for a friend. I has a 40 gig hard drive with AMD athlon 600 and 384 mb of memory. After trying several time to install Winxp I ran the program Dban and wiped the hard drive. I also ran memtest to test the memory. I also downloaded the 6 install floppys from MS. I have tried to do a clean install and also used the floppys but both end up the same. I get the message " Setup either detected multiple disks in your machine that are indistinguisable or detectd raw disk (s). Setup has corrected the problem, but Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit." Each time I restart I get the same answer. In running the 6 floppys all is well until the 6th one is installed. I have tried using a new set of the floppys but still no luck. I could sure use some help on this one. Thanks for any help in advance.
Fireft
 

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I really hope someone can help! My brother in law gave me his old computer for the kids. It's a HP and running on 98. There were alot of problems with the system, so I decided to put XP on it, hoping to resolve some of the issues. I started out using the setup floppy disks for WinXP, but received an error:

File\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded
Error code is 7
set up cannot continue

At this point, I should have done more checking, but instead tried to load XP anyway. It went all the way through the format, and even let me download the service pack, kind of....it went through the whole process of downloading it, but when I checked again for updates, it was still there. Did I mention that my mouse froze up halfway through the format? This isn't a great machine, but for what I was using it for, I hope I can resolve this! I'm not a wiz by any means, but I think this error code that I received in the beginning is the culpret.

Any suggestions?
 

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Hi folks, I've been trying to install Viavoice on my dad's PC and I always get the same error message during install. The error code is (Rc = 18), though I could not find it anywhere on IBM's site.

The worst part is that it leaves some files on the PC and the folders are protected, so I can't delete them.

Is there any way for me to remove the program?
 

A:Trouble installing Viavoice 8 Standard Edition on WinXP

Hiya and welcome

When the error number comes up, does it have any other wording on it?

Also, do you have the screensaver and any antivirus programs disabled, when you install?

Regards

eddie
 

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All this techie stuff is Latin to me. So bear with me. I took Spanish in high school.

1. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505. I bought it used 4 years ago.
2. I am installing a brand new hard drive, fresh out of the box.
3. The drive that died on me was a Seagate Momentus 7200.1, 100GB, 7200 RPM, Firmware 8.04
4. I went online to best buy and micro center, but am in the dark regarding the driver interface. Since the laptop is pretty much dead in the water, how can I determine the it? I'll need to know that before I walk up to the kid in the store, right?
5. As soon as you tell me what I need to buy, I'll install it and then have some questions about installing Windows XP.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick
 

A:Installing a brand new hard drive, what's next?

Hey Patrick,

Yes you check what the problem is in your lap before buying the HDD. So,
Does the laptop turns on without the hard disk? If so a message should appear there is no boot device.
If the lap works fine without the hard disk well you should buy the new one.
If the lap is pretty much dead well it is probably dead from every circuit on it.
 

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hi

a little while ago my hard disk broke so i just bought a new one to replace it.

now im just a little concerned about my windows XP activation key. if i use the same key i used on the old (and now broken) drive, will it still work on my new drive? or do i have to buy another copy or something to get it working?

ive tried a dozen things to get my old drive back in order but nothing worked so i threw it out. i know that i cant use the same key on multiple machines but im just wondering will Windows be able to recognise the fact that im upgrading now?

thanks

A:HDD broke, installing windows on a brand new drive

give it a try worse thing is you will have to call ms and explain to them what happened and see if they will five ypu a new key

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Hi guys,

I'm replacing a dead hard drive from my dell dimension pc with a brand new hard drive. I have an xp installation cd, can somebody remind me of the steps I need take to prepare my new hard drive (once it's all plugged in) for the installation of XP. Haven't done this in ages so would really appreciate a reminder!

Thanks

Jacob

A:Installing XP on brand new hard drive... need a reminder!

This is all you need to know friend. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsys...nstxpclean1.htm

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There are 2 basic types of hard drive that most people will want to install.

They are 1 - Pata, also called ide and ata. Easy to recognise as they have a large 40pin socket and jumper settings.

And 2 - Sata, both sata 1 and 2 are set up in the same way. They are easy to recognise as they don't have a 40 way socket but have a 4 way instead.

There are also scsi hard drives but i doubt may people will be using them so i will not be dealing with them in this post!!


Pata - Pata's will connect via a 40 way data cable that has 2 plugs on it excluding the one that plugs into the mobo.

It is VERY VERY important to get the jumper settings correct or THEY WILL NOT WORK!!!!

There are 3 basic jumper settings, cable select, master, and slave.
The easiest way to set them up is to use cable select. The mobo itself will then assign master and slave as it sees fit. Usually it will set the drive on the end plug as master and the other one as a slave.

If you are running more than 1 pata drive on the same cable then you must insure they are both set to cable select or that 1 is set to master and 1 is set to slave. Having both set to master WILL NOT WORK, and having both set to slave WILL NOT WORK.

Once that is set correctly most mobo's will be happy and boot fine, if yours doesn't then you will need to check the bois settings. The instructions for doing this will be in your mobo manual!!!




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A:If you are installing a brand new hard drive then please read this!!!

One minor correction to avoid potential confusion. It's really a 40 pin, 80 wire cable. Most will know what you mean, however.
 

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I need to replace the primary HD on my system running Win XP Pro. What is the simplest, most direct and trouble free way of doing this considering activation hassles.

Can I just clone the old drive to the new drive and put it back in the system as I used to do with Win2K and Win98SE, or must I reinstall the OS in the new drive and call M$ begging them to activate the OS on the new drive?
 

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Hello everyone,
I am trying to install Windows XP Pro on a USB stick. During the setup process, I am able to install the windows files on the drive, however, when the computer restarts to continue installation, i get the error "Hal.dll is missing or corrupt"
I have tried re-installing with no success. I think it may be something to do with my boot.ini, however I am not experience enough to know for sure.
I am not sure how to configure the boot.ini file to look at the usb drive.

Any input is appreciated, thanks again!
 

A:Installing WinXP on USB Drive

Hi,
Some links in this similar thread may be of help I hope?
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/779610-installing-xp-usb-thumb-drive.html

Richard
 

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So I have a few dead computers laying around and I was kinda hoping I could make use of one of the XP licenses I have. I was wondering if I would be able to install a copy onto a flash drive, and if so, how?

Part of why I wanna do this is to have a sort of recovery OS, where if a computer is not bootable, I can boot to this, recover files, ,run anti-virus, etc. (I've tried things like BartPE but it doesn't offer the flexibility I would get out of a fully functional operating system)

And on that note; if one OS (OS1) is having difficulties booting or is in a locked down state (due to virus or otherwise), how would I be able to boot to a seperate OS (OS2) and edit the startup programs on OS1?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Chaps, need help with reinstalling XP to a SATA drive if you can please... Story so far;

- In the PC there?s a single SATA HD, (and IDE CD drives where I?m booting the XP CD from).
- BIOS sees the single SATA HD okay. Boot order is HD then CD.
- Boot from WinXP CD (I?ve tried 2 separate CD?s) and run setup.
- Setup sees drive, formats as NTFS to single partition. Great stuff.
- Setup finishes copying files to SATA drive okay and reboots. So far so good.
- ...Crunch? ?Error loading operating system?.

Erm, what am I doing wrong???

Thanks,
Dave

A:Installing WinXP to a SATA drive - is it possible?

Set your Boot order to CD first HD second

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hey all....ive got a 40gb hd and its already got videos and data and music and all on it but it hasn't got an o/s installed on it....now im just wondering can i install windowsxp on it without it deleting everything?
Carlo

A:Installing winxp on a slave drive

welcome
http://www.xxclone.com/

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If I were to put in a new hard drive in my computer and remove the old one would I have to get a new product key for windows XP?
 

A:Formating hard drive & installing WinXP

simple answer: No!
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a Dell Dimension E310 running Windows XP SP3. The internal dvd drive does not work - was last replaced in 2007 shortly after buying the computer. Its issue is, we put in a CD, and nothing happens. So, I just bought an external dvd drive, the HP dvd 556s, so that I can play a game. I hooked up the drive - the power indicator is blue which means it's drawing sufficient power from the USB port to run - and then popped in the installation CD.

Installation did not autorun, so I went to My Computer. The drive is not showing. My Computer shows removable drives F-J and when I click on all of them, it says "please insert a disk into the drive". (I'm not sure what each of these drives is for - it's not my computer - but they all are still present even when the DVD drive is unplugged, so they can't be that.)

The USB port works - I plugged in a wireless mouse and a webcam, both of which work, into the drive, and they still worked. The dvd drive says it is pulling sufficient power - the blue light is on which the manual says is good to go. When I pop in the install cd, it seems to spin briefly (hard to tell, it is a quiet drive) but nothing pops up on screen. I tried my game CD as well and of course nothing happened.

Now, when I plugged in the wireless mouse to that same port, My Computer showed it up as drive L. Once I removed it drive L disappeared. I'm not quite sure what this means only that the new DVD drive does not seem to ... Read more

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Hi..
I have a dell 8400 Dell with SATA HD. I decided to format the hard disk, and I received the error message : "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system". I read through the threads located in : techspot.com/vb/topic18329.htm .. Therefore, i was able to load the driver via floppy disk as suggested and succeeded to have my SATA detected and copied the xp files , but the problem is that once it reboots i got a black screen, means that i could not see any image (invite to complete the installation). the black screen flashes (comes and goes without having the time to see the screen).. What is the problem and what would be the solution .. thanks in advance..
 

A:Problem in installing winXp in my 8400 Dell with SATA drive

For that to work did you enable the SATA feature in the BIOS and I would burnt drivers for SATA to CD instead for FD. Check with DELL support to see if their is anything you need to get that DELL SATA HDD working again.
 

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i just recently bought a new HDD ( a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320gb SATA), i also have a Hitachi 250gb HDD that uses the older ribbon type data cable in the same machine.

when i booted windows and went into my computer it doesnt show the new HDD... just the old one....

i've already updated drivers, went into storage manger and initialized the new HDD and it says that it's online.... but still doesnt show up in my computer.. i rebooted and before windows boots a black screen displaying memory controllers ect.. and a "DHCP" with a spinning line... so i let it sit until it says "Hard disk boot failure... please insert system disk and press enter"

so i restarted opened boot preferences and set to my original harddrive.... and the computer booted without a problem....


i have no clue what's goin on... if anyone could help me it would be VERY much appreciated!!!
 

A:Trouble installing new hard drive

you need give specs on your computer and operating system and sp level

but aside from that the place to start (maybe u did but not in ur post) is in device manager to see if drive is recognized at all or is there an unknown device listed? (Or are you referring to Windows "Disk Management" console as Storage Manager?)

/*************** EDIT *******************/
Cause first seen by Device Manager -----> Disk Manager --------------> Recognized clicking My Computer when partitioned
 

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My dad replaced the hard drive in my HP pavilion dv9500 as the old one was bad.
The former hard drive was a Seagate AT 120GB with Vista OS
The new hard drive is a Seagate SATA 320GB
We ordered a new installation disc for Windows 8
I changed the boot order in BIOS to read CD/DVD it takes several times turning the pc off then on (and typing the "dvd" button on the keyboard) for it to read and begin the installation process from the CD but once it does .....

Everything begins to install okay however, during installation a Windows Load driver pop up appears

"A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now.
Note: If the installation media for Windows is in the DVD drive or on a USB drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

I've been reading a lot of different bits of advise for this problem, everything from updating the BIOS to "there is no solution"
I'm no tech ninja but I know it can be done, the hard drive went out on this same computer 4 or 5 yrs ago... an acquaintance fixed it and reloaded windows, but lost some of the screws to the harddrive, one of which was found rambling around inside when I opened it this time.
anyway back to the topic at hand.....
Im guessing there are some drivers or reconfigurations that must be attended to before installing the new operating system! If anyone could help po... Read more

A:New Hard drive trouble installing OS

Normally the cause is as explained here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755139?wa=wsignin1.0

So perhaps the first approach is to ask where you ordered this from
We ordered a new installation disc for Windows 8Click to expand...

If it is a recognised source, then I would suspect the DVD drive on the HP AND THIS
changed the boot order in BIOS to read CD/DVD it takes several times turning the pc off then on (and typing the "dvd" button on the keyboard) for it to read and begin the installation process from the CD but once it does Click to expand...

is indeed indicative of that problem OR the disc has a problem

That all said are you sure the computer is suitable for windows 8
If you have an operating system installed go to this link and run the upgrade advisor
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8
 

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Hi Experts,

I have a problem installing XP Pro SP3 on a partition on my drive to get triple boot with w7 and ubuntu.

My drive has four partitions:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!277

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!274

I am trying to install on the 93 Gb partition. It is currently set to logical drive type. I am using an IDE DVD Drive with an adapter to Sata as I dont have a sata dvdrom drive. I have storage configured as sata and the onboard jmicron controller cofigured to Sata. The installer cd contains sata drivers.

When I get to the choice of drives in the installer menu, I go to choose the 93 GB partition, drive D in the menu, but it comes back with an error message saying there's not enough room on C:. It wont let me choose D drive to install.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!275

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!276

I had previously managed to get the 1st stage of the xp complete on that partition, but then when I came to boot it again from the there was no menu item for xp in the windows boot manager menu. So, I used BCD to point to that partition and made an entry but it returned a message of a 'hardware or other error' and could boot. So I formatted it and tried to install again and now Im having this new problem of not being able to select the partition.

One thing Im not sure of is whether I have to 'write the MBR' again in the BCD 'deployment' menu or ... Read more

A:Trouble installing XP Pro on drive partition

Windows will only install to a primary partition.
 

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Hello, I recently bought a new hard drive for my computer, but whenever I try to install XP Professional from the disk that my computer came with, it doesn't work. The installation gets as far as choosing which disk to install to, but at that point it says "Unknown Disk" for all options. If I hit enter to continue the installation I get an error. Under technical information it says:

*** Stop: 0x00000050 (0xE3F8E4A8, 0x00000000, 0xF77F3F3E, 0x00000002)
*** setupdd.sys - Address F77F3F3E base at F77CF000, DateStamp 3d6dd67f

This is my first post aside from an intro post so I'm not sure if I've given enough or even the right info lol. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Trouble Installing OS to New Hard Drive

System manufacturer and model?

If you are trying to install XP by use of a recovery/restore disk...you probably need to check the manufacturer's website or your owner's manual...to see if such is possible.

Louis

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i lost the floppy that came w/ my mobo so i went to the mobo's site (abitusa) and d/l their sata drivers here: http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/drivers.php?categories=1&model=175

step by step here is what i did:

d/l the drivers.

unzipped the file.

after unzipping the file it created a folder w/ drivers for intel, silicon, and via then there was a file called txtsetup.oem sitting in there w/ the sub folders.

I transferred the whole folder to a formatted floppy disk

rebooted machine, ran windows cd rom

pushed f6 to install sata drives

inserted floppy and pushed enter when prompted

a message appears that says could not find txtsetup.oem (even though i know it is on the floppy!)

am i missing a step???

i have a few ideas that could make this work...i was going to try these, but if someone could save me the headache i'd appreciate it!

i was thinking maybe use an unformatted disk, try copying just the "via drivers folder" to the floppy, etc... but can anyone think of why i am getting the could not find txtsetup.oem error???
 

A:Trouble installing SATA drive on XP HELP!!!

moved file to via folder and it worked
 

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I am having alot of trouble trying to get my laptop to accept xp, im not a computer geek by any means but I do know my way around more than just basics. I have done research to find out that I have to download drivers since xp is not supported on a sata drive, I learned to use and downloaded nlite, I researched several sites with info, drivers, links to more sites and has followed them to the T burned about 5 cd?s and still comes up with blue screen setup could not determine type of one or more mass storage devices. I press S to specify additional scsi adapters(im assuming this is right as if I press enter it eventually leads me to the blue screen says problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage and bottom has trouble code of 0x0000007b ) it says setup could not find a floppy drive on your machine to load oem drivers. pres esc to cancel loading oem drivers, f3 to quit setup.
I just want xp on my computer, I have 2 xp disk, both are xp pro however one is corporate with sp2 other is just single user disk. When I go through the integration It says it completed successfully, I dont' have another computer to check it out on.
computer is sony vaio vgn-CS320j, model pcg-3G5L 64 bit, but the windows xp is 32 bit, I have read I can put a 32bit on 64 system but not 64 on a 32 bit system so I should be ok on that. I think I?m not finding the right drivers or I?m simply leaving out a critical piece of information. Anyone that has done this be... Read more

A:Having trouble installing xp on sata drive

Since you don't have a floppy drive to complete the F6 > Press S > etc. installation of SATA drivers, you will have to install the SATA drivers though the use of a slipstream disk. You combine the contents of a Windows XP installation CD with the SATA drivers and make a new CD. Google for the exact procedure. There are several sites that explain how to do it.
 

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Hi Experts,

I have a problem installing XP Pro SP3 on a partition on my drive to get triple boot with w7 and ubuntu.

My drive has four partitions:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!277

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!274

I am trying to install on the 93 Gb partition. It is currently set to logical drive type. I am using an IDE DVD Drive with an adapter to Sata as I dont have a sata dvdrom drive. I have storage configured as sata and the onboard jmicron controller cofigured to Sata. The installer cd contains sata drivers.

When I get to the choice of drives in the installer menu, I go to choose the 93 GB partition, drive D in the menu, but it comes back with an error message saying there's not enough room on C:. It wont let me choose D drive to install.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!275

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...B119AA3070!276

I had previously managed to get the 1st stage of the xp complete on that partition, but then when I came to boot it again from the there was no menu item for xp in the windows boot manager menu. So, I used BCD to point to that partition and made an entry but it returned a message of a 'hardware or other error' and could boot. So I formatted it and tried to install again and now Im having this new problem of not being able to select the partition.

One thing Im not sure of is whether I have to 'write the MBR' again in the BCD 'deployment' menu or do I jus... Read more

A:Trouble installing XP Pro on drive partition

You can install XP to a Logical Partition but you need to have the Boot file on a Primary partition. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello All! As The title suggests...I'm having trouble installing a second hard drive on my friend's system...I'm not too sure of the integrity of the drive, but I'm pretty sure that it's working...He had a 3.23 GB HD running Windows XP ...so when I was helping him to upgrade...Yes, Upgrade!....he gave me another HDD to install....but it's been giving me no ends of trouble....The Mobo is a Shuttle Hot 661 and works okay...I connected the HDD...set the jumpers and so on and so forth but it only detects the smaller drive...(The other drive is a Maxtor 40GB Diamond Plus Series)....and the best part is that....It gets stuck after detecting the IDE devices....So I'm worse off than before I started! I checked and swapped out cables and tired some reseating and plugging in and out some stuff...Please help!! I have to get this troublesome system up and running!

Any Advice?? Thanks In Advance!
 

A:Trouble Installing Second Hard Drive

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I just purchased a new Hitachi 160 gb IDE drive. I ran the windows normal installation, booting from CD, entering setup, partitioning drive, then copying files. After the files have copied, my system rebooted and I let the setup go on. But after the "press any any to boot CD..." message goes away, my screen goes black and remains black for a really long time and I can hear my hard drive idleing. But it isn't my video card since my monitor remains with the a green light on. If it turned orange, then it would be the computers fault. So now I can't continue with the XP installation. Someone please help.
 

A:Having trouble installing XP on new hard drive

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Hello,
I have recently taken on the challenge of trying to install a new hard drive into a friends old pc. The only thing is I am having difficulty trying to get the pc to even read the new hard drive.

Some quick soecs of the pc are;
Intel pentium 2 MMX - i think the code is AB - LX6
The new hard drive is a Maxtor 40GB - DiamondMax Plus 8

There is only a 40x CD-rom and a 3 1/2inch floppy installed. I would also like to try and install a new burner into it too.

Please, any helpjust trying to get the hard drive working so I can install windows would be great.
 

A:Trouble installing new hard drive

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Hi, I just bought a new PC:

Gigabyte H61M Motherboard Technology
Intel Quad Core I5 2380P 3.1Ghz CPU
1tb Sata Hard Drive
8gb DDR3 1333 Memory
ATI Radeon 6670 2gb DDR3 with HDMI Hyper Memory Upto 3.8gb
24x Dual Layer Sata DVD Writer

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit however I can only get to the part of set-up where I choose which drive to install to, there are no drives installed apparently - so I put in the Gigabyte Intel P61/H61 Utility DVD and clicked browse to find a driver to install because that is what it is telling me to do, however the search is terrible and if I just let it search for drivers on the whole CD it says there are none but I can navigate to certain folders which have Drivers > 64bit and it comes up with all sorts - I don't know what sort of drivers are needed though.

Also I can not understand why I can't install windows to the C:\ drive as it comes up in the explorer when I search for drivers so it is connected but says it needs formating - I click format but it says Windows can't format C - Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly, make sure that the disk is not real-only, and then try again.

I also tried inserting the Gigabyte CD and rebooting but it only opens up "Express recovery" and has no option to install the drivers.

So what I am asking is how do I install the drivers I need in order to make the C drive usable or how do I format it - if I need to.

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A:Trouble installing Windows 7 - No drive to install to

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Hello. I have a j142na which came with 1TB SSHD. I've purchased a 64gb mSATA SSD with the intention of using it as a cache drive.Whenever I fit the drive, the laptop won't boot and comes up with "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE" - tried disabling secure boot, enabled legacy support, enabled intel RST, and all combinations of the above! Still nothing. The primary boot option is "OS Boot manager" , any help greatly appreciated as this has left me completely stumped.

A:Trouble installing mSATA SSD as cache drive

@hpenvy1126 If this is your model HP ENVY 15-j142na??? Look at the bottom of page 5. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03943414 Let us know what you think. REO

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Setup keeps saying hard drive not found, the
HDD is set to master and the hard drive works well but
Is not recognized by setup, what could be
The problem?

A:Trouble installing win Xp sp3 on hitachi IDE hard drive

Does the BIOS detect the drive properly? What type of motherboard and drive do you have? It may be that XP needs drivers loaded first before it will recognize the drive.

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I am trying to re install windows 7 on my desktop however i think i have deleted/formatted ?? all the data from the partions on the hard drive during my first attempt.

Do i need to re install other files before i can install windows again???

Please help i am quite the novice and usually my "trial or error" methods have got me through but i think i need help with this one

thanks in advance.

A:trouble with installing windows 7 on a hard drive

Hello damo and Welcome -Try this M/soft tutorial >> Install / Reinstall Windows7 OptionsSelect your preferred option and Click on it to expand the instructions Thank You -

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Trouble installing external DVD drive: HP DVD 556s, drive not found
Hi everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 running Windows XP. The internal dvd drive does not work - was last replaced in 2007 shortly after buying the computer. Its issue is, we put in a CD, and nothing happens. So, I just bought an external dvd drive, the HP dvd 556s, so that I can play a game. I hooked up the drive - the power indicator is blue which means it's drawing sufficient power from the USB port to run - and then popped in the installation CD.
Installation did not autorun, so I went to My Computer. The drive is not showing. My Computer shows removable drives F-J and when I click on all of them, it says "please insert a disk into the drive". (I'm not sure what each of these drives is for - it's not my computer - but they all are still present even when the DVD drive is unplugged, so they can't be that.)
The USB port works - I plugged in a wireless mouse and a webcam, both of which work, into the drive, and they still worked. The dvd drive says it is pulling sufficient power - the blue light is on which the manual says is good to go. When I pop in the install cd, it seems to spin briefly (hard to tell, it is a quiet drive) but nothing pops up on screen. I tried my game CD as well and of course nothing happened.
Now, when I plugged in the wireless mouse to that same port, My Computer showed it up as drive L. Once I removed it drive L disappeared. I'm not quite sure w... Read more

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I have installed a second SATA drive, using the second SATA port on the MB. Device manager tells me that the drive is there and working, however it shows no file system and says the drive has not been initialized. What does this mean? I have partitioned/formatted disks in the past, but now I don't have a drive letter in Explore or MyComputer, so I don't know how to get to it. BTW, the drive (Hitachi) came with no disk. System: Pentium 4 3.0GHz, Windows XP Home.
 

A:Solved: trouble installing second SATA drive

From your post I guess you haven't yet partitioned or formatted this drive. Right click on My Computer and choose Manage followed by Disk Management. You should see your drive and then you can partition and format it.
 

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Hi there, I bet you've heard this question a million times but can any one help me install windows xp onto my new sata II hard drive?

I have decided to update my pc and i have put a sata drive in. Never used one before. On installing xp i get the bsod. I have been researching into this and found that i am missing some drivers as old copies of xp don't register sata drives. My motherboard detects the hard drive and so thats all cool. The problem is i don't know where to get a driver for it from? I've looked every where.
Here are my specs:

ASUS P5KPL-AM Motherboard
250GB Maxtor SATA II Hard Drive

I know that the pc is ok as I tried the old ide hard drive and everything was fine. I have also looked on the motherboard software disc and asus website for a driver for this but they don't have one or any makedisk.exe file!
 

A:Trouble installing XP on SATA II Hard Drive

Your motherboard may need a bios update in order to fully use SATA drives. You should only be using an XP Pro, SP2 install CD now. There are jumper pins on SATA drives that can be used to slow down data rates for compatibility on older motherboards
 

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Hello all,
My problem is that I am trying to install a western digital 40 gig IDE HD in my Compaq model 5635 to no avail. The original 10gig HD works fine I want the new one to be the slave. The system uses cable select so I tried that method. The original cable that came with the new HD was not long enough to reach both HD's so I bought another one and put the old drive on the farther connector (master) and the new drive on the center one (slave).

However, when I start the system up it goes though several checks, as I the "compaq" screen comes up then I here the floppy drive operate, the old drive as well and I think the new drive. Then it goes through a second check for a second then I get a black screen except for the cursor in the top left of the screen (blinking). And the system just hangs there. I know the new drive is running as I can feel it operating when I power it up.

I tried using the floppy disk that came with the drive and with the diagnostics it does not even see the second drive. It does see the master (original 10 gig) drive though.

I looked in the BIOS and there is not any settings for HD other than disable or enable the drive controllers. The first only goes to the 10gig the second one is running a CD drive and a Zip internal drive.

Perhaps the new drive is too large for the BIOS and so just hangs it? Although my understanding is that if that was the case, then it would operate just at reduced space and not see it at full capacity.

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A:{RESOLVED}Trouble installing Hard Drive in Compaq

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I recently had to replace the hard drive in my dv7-7030us Entertainment Notebook. I have tried unsuccessfully to download Windows 7.  I have tried several versions, and Windows 8.1 with no luck. I keep getting to a point where the computer asks where to store the software, and the screen will show how much for the partition, but when I attempt to  choose an area, I get a warning sign and message that says something about GPT and EFI. I know this is about the bios, but is there something I have to down load first, prior to the Windows?

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In my computer I have two Western Digital 500 GB hard drives. One drive failed and now I'm trying to install Vista on the other hard drive. But when I go to the hard drive selection screen when I'm installing Vista it has no hard drives available to select. I have the SATA controller drivers and hard drive drivers on a USB flash drive. Despite all this, Vista still does not recognize my hard drive. Help, Please.

Specs:

Windows Vista 32 Home Premium Edition
ASUS p5n32 e SLI MOBO
NVIDIA G-Force 8600 GT Video Card
Intel Quad Core CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz
x3 Corsair 1 GB RAM

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Hi,
I have been searching all day and cant find something that actually works.
On my old computer
sis 661fx chipset with Pentium 4
i want to install xp sp1 (the old disk that i have) on my new HD as the old one is dying and i want to get rid of it. however i cant seem to install it properly to get it to boot off the new drive.
I could initially install it on the drive however when it says that windows will continue install after restart. it just goes back to the windows setup and wants to install the xp on the drive again.
i have tried changing around the order (initally - floppy, cd, hdd) of startup from cd to hdd (now - Hdd, Cd, USB) but if i change the order to this booting just goes in circles detects drives then restarts and does it over and over.

I put the old drive back in too and booted it up from that and then tried to install xp from the disk once in the OS but it takes me back out to booting from the disk and installing that way again which does exactly the same thing!!!

I have just about exhausted all the options that i know and can find, ANY help to get this fixed would be excellent!

Cheers

A:trouble installing xp on new seagate 1TB sataII hard drive

Hello bowen

Disconnect all peripherals and remove all cards except the video card.

Also do not use a USB keyboard or mouse. Use the PS2 variety.

Try that and see if it helps

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Title pretty much sums it all up.

I have 2 hard Drives, both connected via SATA, when trying to install windows, It does not find any hard drives.

Funny thing is, when i choose to repair, and use the command prompt, I was able to format both C and D drives (my 2 hard drives). However it was no help : (

Please Help~~~

Also, on of the drives, when i formated, it only recognised 130 ish GB out of the 500 present (both are 500 gb drives) this is due to me partitioning this drive in the past, and making it read only (cept now I can't Undo it, but that is a problem for later, for now, just want windows 7 installed up and running)

Help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Dennis Han

EDIT: I have checked the bios, everything looks fine (out of the options raid, ide and a third option (i forgot) its under IDE, every thing appears normal to me, although i probably dont know better). The last OS on this system is win vista 64 bit, im installing win 7 32 bit, sick of all the fuss with driver problems last time round.

My Build for this computer is attached onto a picture

It is a rather old system (3 years old now) so I no longer have warranty and Asus and WD both refused support : (

A:Having trouble installing windows, no hard drive found

try clearing the drive you wish to install on with killdisk and then try the install

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

as long as bios is set to see sata as ide it should not be a problem

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Upon removing the bottom panel on my Dell Studio 1747 notebook to install a second hard drive, I found there is no drive bay or connector present for the second hard drive. The hard drive came with nothing more than itself. What should I do?
 

A:Trouble installing second hard drive in Dell Studio 1747 notebook

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Hi, Just bought a new HP Pavilion DV2860 notebook. For a couple of days I have been using Vista and I didn't really like it. Many of the applications that I used to use in on Windows XP are not capiable with Windows Vista! I have got a Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition CD and was planning to install Windows XP on the notebook. Can I use 2 operating systems on the notebook? I don't want to delete Windows Vista but I want Windows XP. Can someone please explain the process of installing Windows XP without removing Windows Vista Home Premier.

A:Can I install WinXP on brand new WinVista Laptop

I would check their web site for XP x64 chipset drivers for the laptop. HP does not really do a good job on supporting XP x64.

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Is there a list of tasks that knowledgeable folks do on a new computer with a fresh install of WinXP?

I have already updated Windows, and gotten the latest drivers for the critical hardware like the video card.

The motherboard is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe and I have gotten the software updates for that too.

I just didn't know if there are other things I should be doing.

Thanks in advance for any replies,

FingerDemon
 

A:Smart maintenance to do on brand new computer WinXP install

windows updates.......
 

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