I was here a while back about my sister's computer because it had a virus on it. I believe it still had one on it when I closed the topic but decided to just install a new Seagate Barracuda HD.
Unforunately, I'm having issues trying to install the new HD. Everything seemed like it was going fine during the course of trying to install my slipstreamed Windows XP. Yes, I know support has ended but I can't afford to upgrade to the more recent OS so I use what I have. Anyway, the installation process seemed to be going great but then when the system reboots, instead of the installation process continuing (the Windows screen that tell you that the installation will take 39minutes) the computer loops and starts installing all over again. This kept happening for a while until I got sick of it and turned off her computer.
I took the HD out and changed the pin selector as per the Seagate instruction manual (the HD is inverted and so I had the pin in the wrong place) the reason I need that is because my sister’s computer isn’t one of the more recent like 2012-2014 and so she needs the Seagate HD pin selection in a specific location because her computer won’t exceed the 1.5 speed. Anyway, I got the following message:
"Disk boot failure insert system disk and continue", the system disk was inserted but I still got that error.
Then I got the following error:
"CDROM drive number not found
system restore stopped!
Press a key to continue
The last message I received was:
1.Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
2. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
3. Please check the Window documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
The computer is old but the Seagate HD is new so I am at a loss at what to do here.