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Installing Hard Drive


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#1 joyful_jester

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

ok so I have my hard drive plugged in to my computer, it's being read and all, I have the OS in my cd drive, but it's not booting from the cd. I don't know how to install the os and get started with my new hard drive.

2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 8I945PL-G
windows xp home ed.
SATA 3gb/s 7200 RPM 640 Gb hard drive

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 joyful_jester

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:34 PM

ok so I've gotten it to boot from the CD and I've encountered another problem. It goes through the motions of installing the OS but when it gets to where it says "starting windows" it cuts to a blue error screen with error = stop: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) it says I need to run a diskcheck, so I'm assuming either something is wrong with the hard drive, I installed it wrong, or there's some unknown factor idk about. I am about 90% sure I installed the hard drive right, I got the power adapter and the right cord for the mother board. everything's connected no jumpers. I just don't know, should work in theory...

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:33 PM

You set the BIOS to boot to the CD drive, correct? Is this the only hard drive in the machine?
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