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Problem installing new 320 hd and loading windows xp

By RetBlaze
May 15, 2008
  1. I bought a new 320 hd yesterday and installed it. Used my windows xp disk to load it on the new hd. It went through the set up fine, then when it rebooted, it came to a black screen, that read
    hit any key to continue with cd
    error read disk
    hit ctrl alt delete to reboot
    I tried everything, and the ctrl alt delete just kept bringing up the same screen. my regular pc girl in out of town until Tues. and I need to get my pc running.
     
  2. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 323

    Have you tried reformatting it again? Or take the CD out on startup.
     
  3. RetBlaze

    RetBlaze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I took the cd out, I deleted the partitioned and tried to start a new partition and that didn't work either.
     
  4. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 323

    Sounds like somthing I had once before. Can't remember how I got rid of it, I think one time it just worked. Is it a IDE or SATA drive?

    Sata wont need and jumpers on it but the IDE one should have the jumper set on master.

    Try to get into your BIOs and make sure that the boot priority is set to the HD

    Or if that fails, reset your BIO's by taking the battery out of the mobo for a minute
     
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