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Dell Dimension 4600 Can't Install Windows XP Pro ...


Shikaree

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I'm trying to Install Windows XP Pro on a second Hard Drive. Just the new Hard Drive is hooked up as Primary Master.

Windows XP Pro begins and goes through the process of checking everything .... When it comes Setup is Starting Windows ... here the problems begins I get the Long Problem description and at the end ...

Technical Info with a whole lot of 00000000 - Stop OX 0000007F then all the group of 0s

Please HELP!!!

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Shikaree

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Thanks lotvic, WOW!!! Getting back to normal again. Ahhhhh!!!! : - ))) What would we doing without them.

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Shikaree

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Hi T0SH, Fruit Bat /\0/\, lotvic,, Terry,

I have two 2 SATA Connectors on my Dell Dimension Motherboard. Do you think it would be a good idea to forget about the 2nd. IDE Hard Drive and go for SATA.

Thanks

Shikaree

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lotvic

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Yes IMHO, Sata. Is your XP pro DVD SP1 (or 2)?.

I still think the 25Gb IDE Hard Drive is faulty, have you tested it yet as slave in your good pc?

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Shikaree

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I have XP Pro with SP3on the same CD. No not yet. But I'm checking the 250GB with the LINK some gave on this Thread. Didn't open up my computer till quite late today. Was out. But will definitely will do it this evening.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Don't think you are going to be able to test with the Drive diagnostic tools as it cannot be see in Disk Management or My Computer and not properly in the BIOS.

I think best bet is to couple to your other machine and see if its BIOS recognises it properly, then you'll know if its the Dell BIOS or the drive causing the problem.

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Shikaree

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OK. Thanks. Shall do that. Yea, I didn't even think of that. Can't do anything unless it shows and has a Letter

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lotvic

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Typo: I meant 250Gb IDE Hard Drive

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Shikaree

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Hi T0SH, Fruit Bat /\0/\, lotvic,, Terry,

Hooked up the 250GB to my Evesham as Primary Dual Slave. Had one awful time with it. Tried about six times with two different IDE Cables. Boot Failure. Hit F1 to Continue. Kept Hitting F1 and the same instruction came up. Then I disconnected the 250GB from is Metal case and connected. Booted up. 250Gb not in MY COMPUTER, not in Disc Management. In BIOS as OFF.

Need to give this 250GBa Letter. Can only do it from Disk Management - is that Correct.

Oh dear, what can the Matter be ...

Thanks

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lotvic

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Check the jumper setting on your Evesham existing drive (doesn't want to be on Single)

Set Evesham BIOS to Auto Dectect the slave

Try the 80Gb in the Evesham as a slave.

Look in BIOS to see if it is recognised. You can't do anything with a drive until the BIOS knows it's there.

If recognised ok then you can look in My Computer to see if 80Gb showing ok. If that works with no problem you can try with the 250Gb if it doesn't do the same then you will know the 250Gb is faulty.

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Shikaree

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Thanks lotvic for coming back each time with advise. I couldn't sleep last night so I spent that time trying to get this 250GB to let itself be recognised in my Evesham. As I have no space inside Evesham, I had to put it on its side and the new 250GB on the side of the other hard Drives. I had to swop the DELL's IDE Cable for a longer IDE Cable. I also had to use an Extended Molex Cable to make it comfortable for this incorrigible 250GB hard Drive.

I'm beginning to want to throw this 250GB out the window. I have always bought Western Digital. In my Evesham I have three. Never had any trouble with them.

A thought - my BOIS is A10 the latest for Dell Dimension 4600 is A12. I have never Flashed Bios. Risky. Your opinion please.

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