cannot load windows on new hard drive

  rolandrat 19:31 15 Jul 2008

hi can anyone help
i have just built new pc but whatever i do it will not install windows xp
i have done fdisk and formatted it starts to load files then says it canot write files to c
hdd is recognised in bios and is correct info
it is a sata drive 80gb
can anyone help

  iqs 20:39 15 Jul 2008

You might need to copy the SATA drivers to floppy.What version of XP do you have?.

My XP was the original pre service pack.I know this version had issues with SATA HDD.

I slipped stream it with SP2,and now XP recognizes my SATA drives.

Are you connecting the HDD to the first SATA port on the MB?.

This link might help

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  rolandrat 20:51 15 Jul 2008

thanks iqs
you were spot on
sorted ran xp with sp2 and it installed fine

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