New hard disk not loading xp pro

  watteneer 13:31 04 Feb 10
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I have just bourght a new 250 Sata internal H /Disk but cant run Win XP Pro, every time
i load Disk (a genuine copy) it runs part of setup
then reboots and runs setup again this continues
no matter what it's driving me poppy
if i try and and boot from a floppy disk i cant load fdisk to check if disk is formatted

  canarieslover 15:47 04 Feb 10

How old is your version of XP Pro? I don't think that prior to SP3 versions that it would load to a SATA drive without installing drivers to enable XP to see the SATA drive. I believe you get an opportunity to press F6 to install these drivers from floppy fairly early in the process.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:58 04 Feb 10

Does it get to the point where it can see the disk and asks if you wish to format and install?

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