|Hello! Thank you for reading my post. |
I have a DELL Inspiron 9300. My original hard
disk (60GB) was giving me problems. Two
days ago, I tried to start the computer but it
would go to the Windows XP screen and then
load a blank (or black) screen. I tried rebooting
a couple of times but it still happened.
Today, I went out got and new one (320GB). I
formatted it on another computer to give me
two different partitions (~120GB each) so I can
do a fresh install on one of them using the
recovery cd. Here comes the problem.
When I didn't have the hard drive in the
computer, the recovery cd would work fine.
The blue installation screen would pop up and
tt would go all the way to the "install a fresh
copy of Windows XP" option before telling me
that I didn't have a hard disk installed.
When I did have the hard drive in the computer
and the recovery cd in the cd-rom drive, it
would go through this:
windows xp boot screen
"system is checking your hardware
and its been like this for 30 minutes.