windows xp installation on new hard drive

  moosh 20:15 31 May 2003

I am trying to install windows XP on a new drive. My computer will not restart after the first install restart, so I can't go any further with the installation. Any suggestions, please?

  powerless 20:17 31 May 2003

Try the install again.

If you are using two memory modules remove one of them and just use the one.

Also is your computer's hardware compatiable with XP?

  moosh 20:55 31 May 2003

All hardware is compatible. All I've changed is the hard drive. Only using one memory module. Have tried the install 6/7 times. Thanks for your response.

  powerless 20:58 31 May 2003

Try and press the reset/restart button on your computer. Whay happens when it starts up?

  jeez 21:01 31 May 2003

More details please, exact specs and configuration details?

  moosh 21:02 31 May 2003

When I press start/reset, it goes into install again. There is no change to the Windows graphic screen. All I can do then is reinstall. But this just takes me back to not restarting after the first restart

  moosh 21:07 31 May 2003

Jeez- Athlon 1300, 256 ram, 40 gb hard drive, 32mb NVidia, Netgear 10/100 network card, cd rewriter, onbrd sound card. No peripherals connect at present, only monitor, keybrd and mouse.

  powerless 21:19 31 May 2003

If all you have done is replaced the hard drive. Then it's possible that you "nudged" one of the components. I suspect the RAM...

Although you do not get the message: click here

  nigwel 21:33 31 May 2003

What make of HDD have you bought? Is it a seagate?

  moosh 21:36 31 May 2003

Nigwel - Maxtor, unfortunately its in the computer at the moment, so I can't give you any more details.

  nigwel 21:37 31 May 2003

Do you get any beeps from the motherboard? Is the IDE cable in the right way?..

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