|computer: HP pavilion 500|
new hdd: Western Digital 500 GB EIDE
operating system (that i'm trying to install): Windows XP SP3 (new disc)
So I connected the new HDD, and changed my bios setting to boot from the CD. I run the cd and press enter to start the window's setup. I format drive C and it goes through all that. Then it restarts and takes me back to the main start window's setup screen.
Am I missing something? I can't get it to boot from the hdd because it dosen't have an operating system on it? Good Grief!
**update** I used the window's installation floppy disc set (of 6) to see if I could get that to work. I made it through all 6 discs..but then it couldn't find the cd rom drive? And when I went and changed the bios setting to just boot from the xp cd, it's now saying that operating system can't be found. Aghh..