I'll start by saying that i am not very knowledgeable in this area but hope someone can help me
Alright, I have an old compaq 5bw130. this pc came with a 15 gb ide hard drive so i thought i would upgrade it to a 250gb ide western digital hard drive which i bought on ebay. I used the 250gb drive as a slave at first for storage and it worked fine. Just recently, i thought it might be better to format the 250gb drive and install win xp on it from the xp cd. So i took the 15gb ide hard drive out and set up the 250gb ide hard drive as my master on the jumper and booted from the xp cd. Everything worked fine and it went to that blue screen and i formatted the hard drive and windows copied all of the files on to the drive. The problem is when it finishes, it says it has to reboot to continue the installation. Now, i know when it reboots it should say "press any key to boot from cd" and go through to installation if i dont press anything but it doesn't give me this option it just says "setup is is inspecting your computers hardware figuration..." and goes straight to the blue screen again and doesn't let me finish the installation.
I did realize once i took out the xp install cd that this problem was caused due to the 250gb ide hard drive not being recognized when set as master but when i set the jumper to slave or any of the other ones it does say"press any key to boot from cd" and it is recognized but the installation doesn't continue afterwards.
I believe that the installation will continue if the hdd can be recognized as master.
Why is it that my hard drive is not recognized when jumper is set to master but is when set as slave or cs or any of the others?
Any help is highly appreciated!