New Hard Drive

By Rnasso
Aug 3, 2009
  1. Hello, I bought a Western Diginal Caviar SE 500gb Hard Drive yesterday. My old hard drive is destroyed and i cannot copy any files or the previous OS over from it so i was just going to do a fresh install. Reading the manual it said to Boot to Data lifeguard tools ( Installation cd that came with my hard drive) to set up my new Hard Drive if I do not have a current OS. So I put in the disc adjust my BIOS settings to boot to CD-ROM and nothing. Just pulls up a black screen with a ticking underscore. So i tried to install my OS without doing it. Everything is going good then around 3/4s of the way through i get a BSOD Memory_management. I did some research on it and found out its mostly related to problems with newly installed Hardware so im figuring it has something to do with the data lifeguard tools disc not being ran. But how do i run it if its not allowing me to boot from disc?

    -Thanks for any and all help,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You need to install the OS fresh by booting from the CD/DVD drive and delete any existing partitions found during the OS install
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