Diff PC &HD problems

  emz77 18:03 19 Feb 2008
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Hi all i have built a PC from components off my brother, I have tried to use my 2 OLD hard drives I know i have to install a fresh XP (from boot up) on top of the 1 installed on my HD but it wont let me.
If I try n install it on the now 'C' drive it freezes on blue screen right at the beginning.
Then if i try the 'D' drive which only has a full albums on it just comes up with a load of jargon across my screen.
Im at a loss with this friggin prob i have tried different Hard drives different discs different CD roms. Used only 1 HD and 1 stick of ram and swapped them in all ways possible. Perhape im just missing something really basic but im just not sure what....
Any ideas? PLEASE!!!
Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:45 19 Feb 2008

Are you setting the CD drive as the first boot device and booting with the XP CD in the drive?

  brundle 18:45 19 Feb 2008

Wipe the drive with Killdisk click here or DBan click here before starting the XP installation.

  skidzy 19:25 19 Feb 2008
  emz77 22:08 19 Feb 2008

Skidzy thanks for that but I get as far as windows is loading files thats when it freezes I will try and do what brundle says, although I didnt think just having a album of music on a hard drive would matter.

Fruit yes it is I always set my bios to a standard order of CD 1st then HD 2nd.

  emz77 10:45 08 Mar 2008

No luck with anything. I think the motherboard might b shot thanks for all your help.

  DieSse 11:05 08 Mar 2008

Try a different CD drive.

  emz77 09:53 11 Mar 2008

I have I tried different CD ,different cables, hard drives, sticks of ram changed everythin and swapped it all about but still nothing, only leaves the motherboard. Thanks

  woodchip 10:22 11 Mar 2008

Have you got the Hard Drive Jumpers set correctly?

  emz77 17:44 13 Mar 2008

Yes I have taken them both out made them both masters swapped them round into masters and slaves etc

  DieSse 18:05 13 Mar 2008

Try going into the BIOS - look for "Fail-Safe" settings, and set the BIOS to use those.

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