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Windows Freezing On Loading Screen With New Hd


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#1 Heilos

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:52 PM

So I bought myself a 250gb Western Digital SATA HD, which I was very happy about, because my current HD is quite old (the oldest piece of machinery in my computer)...

I installed the Hard Drive into my computer, disconnected my old HD, and started it up with my windows XP cd. Everything went fine at that point. I partitioned my drive, selected which one I wanted windows xp on, and installed it.

When the install was done, The computer rebooted, as per usual. I ejected the windows xp cd, and the computer started to load windows...

Now here's the problem. It freezes at the loading screen!! It will load a little bit, but then just stop.

I've tried everything I can think of. I'm almost certain that the hard drive isnt faulty, because I plugged in my old HD and booted up, and ALL of my partitions from BOTH of my drives show up in My Computer.

Please please help me! I just don't get why it isn't working..

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 03:08 PM

bump...

Anyone able to offer some insight?

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:01 PM

Uhm... did your hardrive come with a disk? Is it a raid disk perhaps? You need to install the drivers when the xp disk asks for it. I believe this is the problem, but i can't be certain.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 08:21 PM

No I never had a disk with it, but I assume that it's the SATA raid drivers, right?

Could I just download them and put them on a disk?

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:21 AM

Here's a link to the SATA I installations procedures from W-D: http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/ph...amp;p_topview=1

Basically it says that you might have problems booting from it if there's an IDE drive installed - so try booting without the IDE drive.

Then there's a link to another subject about installing the RAID/SATA drivers.
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