unable to instal os

Seagate The seagate momentus 5400.5 st91...
October 3, 2009 at 04:48:32
Specs: any os
im unable to install xp on my hard disk , when we place bootable cd and restart the system , the screen press any key to start setup will not appear , but the setup will automatically starts after finishing of copying files when it restarts the setup will again start from beginning and its continues so on , i tried linux also but it gets an error when selecting harddisk. But when i connect the hard disk to another hard disk which has an os with it and install the os in my hard disk it is installed , when it connected single im unable to install ,

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October 3, 2009 at 11:42:47
"the screen press any key to start setup will not appear"

Does it boot with a splash screen? The "press any key...." prompt is probably behind that screen. Try pressing Esc or Tab to hide the screen & display the boot screen.

Is it an SATA HDD? If so, XP doesn't have drivers for it so you have to pre-load them at the beginning of the install. Press F6 when prompted, then pop in the floppy disc with the drivers on it...you do have a floppy drive, right? Choose the correct driver from the list, then continue with the XP installation.

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