Posted 19 August 2005 - 11:49 AM
That drive ships with the jumpers set as a master by default according to this Hitachi page
. Hitachi also offers this Simple Installation Guide v1.3 - English
and this Partitioning and Formatting Reference Guide v1.1
. The second guide has instructions for 2000 and XP and though the screenshots are of 2000, XP is very similar.
When you first turn on your computer after the drive is installed press Delete to enter the Bios and under the Main or Advanced page check to see that the drive is recognized. If there is a Boot Page in the Bios you can set the machine to boot from the CD Drive there. Press F10 (usually) to save the changes and exit. Your XP disk will do the rest. Just follow the prompts.
Read through those pages and post back if you have any further questions.
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