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Can't install xp on 40Gig Hardrive

By newjudi ·
I am replacing an western digtial 40gig with a new 40 gig also western digital. It boots allows me to run the WD setup CD. Then when I try to load the XP it gets to checking system screen and hangs....forever!
I put it on the new cable installed as a single , even changed the bios cylinder, head settings per the directions. It still won't work. Help!

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by AcesKaraoke In reply to Can't install xp on 40Gig ...

Had a similar problem when I installed new Maxtor HD and tried to use their MaxBlast install floppy. I couldn't get Win98 to install.

I then used a WIN98 boot disk, reformatted using fdisk, tried the install over and it worked like a charm.

MS software just doesn't play well with others when installing its OS.

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