|So, if there was only one drive, and that drive only had one partition on it, it would have to be set as active, right? Because I can get to the part in the xp install where I can change partitions, and I tried deleting everything, and only using one partition, the one I "tried" to install windows on. Still gets the error message after rebooting if the xp disk is removed from the drive, or just boots right back to the first step of the setup again if it is in the drive.|
Also, one thing I didn't mention before. Everything about my pc seemed much slower than before, now that I returned the hard drive. From the first screen, to the error message, they're be a black screen there, for about thirty seconds. Or with the xp disk, I'll be waiting for four minutes for it to start up.
BUT, if I unhook my hard drive, everything goes super fast, included the xp startup. (But that obviously does me no good, I can't install with no hdd.) Would this just mean my drive is shot?