Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

New Hardware


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 edb

edb

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:03 AM

Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:47 PM

I'm a novice but I decided to try and restore an old computer that need some new hardware. The motherboard and processor were still good but it needed and I mechanically installed a new hard-drive, dvd/cd ROM, keyboard/mouse and sound card. The hard-drive is completely new and empty. I have an OS (XP) to install but do not know where to start. I turn on the computer and I get the black screen that tells me what devices I have, how much RAM etc. I also get a cursor prompt in the bottom left but of course I have not been able to load the software for the new KB/mouse. When I put in the XP disk I get the licensing agreement but can not proceed from there. What little I understand is that the hard-drive must be formated by I can not determine how to do so.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 jwinathome

jwinathome

  • Members
  • 1,360 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Local time:11:03 AM

Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:50 PM

The install disc should be giving you the option to format the disk then install Windows. What happens after you hit F8 or whatever to accept the licensing agreement?

#3 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:11:03 AM

Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:09 PM

If you're using a USB keyboard or mouse, have you enabled USB legacy support in the BIOS (or tried using a PS2 keyboard and mouse)?
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users