Trying to install XP on a new Sata drive

October 19, 2010 at 19:16:04
Specs: Windows XP, 3ghz/4gig Ram
My previous 500gb WD has started doing nothing but positng BSOD everytime I try to boot the computer. Bought a 1tb Samsung, BIOS recognises both it and my CD/DVD drive, but windows wont start up the boot/format process. Computer sits there with flashing _

Tried a different CD drive, and still same issue, and also different copies of XP.

System specs are:

Asus P5Q-SE2 ExpGATE, S775, P45, 4DDR2, FSB1600, PCIE2.0, GBLAN
Intel ATX E7600 CORE 2 DUO 3.06G 3MBCache 1066FSB LGA775
G.Skill DDR2 4G (2G x 2) PC2-8500 1066 PI 5-5-5-15

Western Digital 500G SATAII 7200 rpm HDD(16Mb Cache) *This is the one that BSOD's*

Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M *currently TRYING to install XP on*



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October 19, 2010 at 19:56:42
XP install disk contains no native SATA drivers.
When you first boot the CD you are prompted to press F6 to load drivers.
At this point you need to do just that.

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October 19, 2010 at 20:26:26
Prompt isn't showing at all :s

Tried setting it so the CD drive is the only boot disk, and also the primary boot disk with the Hardisk second.

Also used the F8 option for BBS popup and tried using selecting the CD drive to boot from, still nothing.

I went into the Express Gate system in BIOS and the CD drive was showing all the files on the XP disk, so the CD drive is working.

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October 19, 2010 at 21:14:53
You did disconnect the bad one?
The cd is actually bootable....tested in another computer?

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October 19, 2010 at 21:25:28
Yeah, bad drive was disconnected completely.

I tried two different copies of XP, mine, and the parent''s copy they have on two different CD drives, the internal one, and an old 24x one I had laying around. Neither worked.

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