can't install win xp in my new drive!!!

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  1. gabitzu

    gabitzu Guest

    hi!!!i just bought 2 western digital one 40gb and one 80 my oc right now i have to maxtor...i took out the slave maxtor,and i installed the wd40gb to install the win xp pro on it... it makes the copying files and when tells me the computer will reboot in 15 secs,then gives me some kinds of errors...

    is the first ti,e when i do that...maybe i did something wrong...

    can someone tell me...the steps to do that!!!

  2. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    You will have to install the OS drive as a master device. Booting from a slave unit will (to the best of my knowledge) not work.

    Hope this helps,

  3. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
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    Hey gabitzu, try this. Go into your bios. Go to the advance bios features and look for your boot log, ie: 1st device should be the floppy, 2nd should be your master HD (hard drive), and 3rd should be your CD rom. If you disable the first 2 devices, you'll be able to boot from the CD & load Win xp from there. Once windows starts loading, at some point you'll be prompted to select what drive to install windows. This process will take a little practice & patience, but if you follow the above steps, you'll be ok. Peace :cool:

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