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Trouble Installing Windows Xp

By English Fellow
Feb 26, 2009
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  1. Hello everyone, first post on here, and really need some help!

    Anyway will get straight to the point.....

    Just finished building my frist computer, building went well and just trying (and having some problems) installing the OS.

    here are the specs

    Mobo - Asus P5N - D 7750i
    CPU - Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.4Ghz
    RAM - 4 gig (Corsair)
    Graphics - BFG 9800gt 512mb
    Hard drive - 1 Tera (SATA)

    Now for the problem;

    When first started up, i went into bios and checked that everything was being recognised, which it was.

    Howeever, when i tried to install the OS (Win XP) it goes through the preliminary stuff but when comes to regognising the hard drive its self (at the point when partitioning can occour) it simply says that "Setup cannot access disk". While above it states "0 mb disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi"

    It then forces me to restart the computer.

    I have tried changing the connecting wires to the hard drive as well as its power source, and still the same problem occurs.

    Would be very appreciative if anyone at all could give me some feed back.

    thanks =)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. English Fellow

    English Fellow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    because my computer is brand new and it hasnt got an OS as of yet
    how do i get that file onto the computer ?
    do i upload it bios ? if so how
    your help is much appreciated thankyou
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You may have missed this part
    No installed OS required when pressing F6 on Windows initial setup
  5. English Fellow

    English Fellow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i will give it a go and let you know how i get on thankyou for your help : )
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