My existing HDD is in need of a complete format to get rid of alot of rubbish, so I thought that I would treat myself to a new HDD, I have installed a WD Caviar SE 80gb U100 8mb. Next I thought I would disable the existing drive and install Win XP pro onto the new one, when all up and running my idea is to transfer files that I need over to the new drive then format the old one and use it for extra storage.
But I have been going round in circles for several hours now. The new drive is the master and the old one disabled by removing the cables, it takes ages to get going but I have got as far as "Installing windows" then the system will reboot and it goes through the same procedures again. I cannot get past that stage. Never had this before and am stuck now. Thankfully i still have my old drive intact, with the new drive as the slave I can see all the installation files seem to be there.