Harddrive installation

By nightmare888888 ยท 7 replies
Mar 25, 2007
  1. Does anyone know how to install hard disks onto the hard drive. My computer runs but then stops at the BSOD and just restarts. any ideas?
  2. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Booster Posts: 128

    reinstall windows
  3. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Before taking the drastic step of reinstalling windows, try to boot to your XP cd, and enter the RECOVERY CONSOLE. When you reach the c:\ Prompt, type in CHKDSK. After that finishes, restart your pc and see if it works for you.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    Is it me ,to much brandy tonight
    could you add more info to what you want to do
  5. nightmare888888

    nightmare888888 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i've tried the recovery console and also to reinstall windows, but as soon as i press enter or r to recovery, it says i have no hard drives to install on and then it tells me to quit.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The fact that the Windows cd isn`t finding any hard drives on your system aint a good sign.

    Does your hard drive show up in the bios?

    From what you`ve said so far and it aint much, I`d guess you either have a faulty IDE cable or a dead hard drive. Replace the cable and see if that helps. If it doesn`t, it looks like you`re going to need a new hard drive.

    It`d really help if you gave us some details. What BSOD message are you getting? When did it first happen? What kind of hard drive do your have? What were you doing immediately before the problem occurred? Anything else you can tell us may that may help.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. nightmare888888

    nightmare888888 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the thing is yes it does, the hard drives do appear on my bios. The BSOD disappears and appears sometimes, it's very random. what i was doing was installing drivers for chipsets, something may have gone wrong i believe.
  8. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Well do you need any special drivers to install windows. If you Bios detects them, you should be fine, but you might require aditional drivers for your controller.
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