|hellow everyone |
you see i built a computer and i am having problems with it downloading windows and also i have tried to install ubuntu on it.
first to start off with windows:
ok so i put in the install disk for windows xp and i says press any key to boot from cd so that is what i do.
then it goes through reading all the stuff then it asks if i want to install,repair,or exit windows.
so i press install and then it asks what partition i want to install it on and it says unpartition space with 715,394 mb free. Then I press c to create a partition. then on the screen shows up a partition that i created and then a unpartition space with 8 mb on it. so then I select the partition that i created to install windows on. Then it goes to the screen that if i want quick or normal format then i have selected both before and the quick tells me that it cannot find one or more mass storage devices and the normal one tells me:
setup was uunable to format the partition. the disk may be damaged. make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a scsi disk ,make sure your scsi devices are properly terminated. consult your computer maual or scsi adapter documentation for more info.
you must select a different partition for windows xp.
So i do it all over again and it tells me the same thing. also with the quick format it goees to 20% then stays there for about 5 min and then shoots to 100 and gives me the message i have stated earlier. with the normal it slowly gets to 100% and then stays at 100 for 5-10 min and then gives me the message i stated earlier.
Now time for ubuntu (alot shorter then the other).
ok so on my friends computer i downloaded ubuntu onto a cd yes it is a working cd. so we put it on the cd then put it in my built computer it loads ubuntu and then i can select what I want to do like test memory wich i have comes up fine, install, test ubuntu without downloading (also done works fine). so i have tested ubuntu and i have gone to the partition manager it has and it says to select the partition and there is nothing there it is completely blank and the only thing i can do is more info about the manager and help but since my computer is running off the test I cant get online to get help about it.
Also i have tried installing ubuntu and it works fine untill I get to the part were it tells me to select the partition I want to install to and it is blank so it wont let me go any farther into the installation.
I have also tried to use nlite and get windows on it that way but it does the same thing that windows does before.
so if anyone has any ideas on what to do maybe i wont have to pull all my hair out before im 18 lol.