White progress bar at bottom of screen
Posted on 2003-03-11
I'm not sure what category this question is in (XP or storage). I have a new Maxtor 120 gig drive and I am doing a clean install of Windows XP. I previously did a clean install on a Western Digital 10 gig drive with no problems so I believe the other components are OK (new giga-byte MB with 512 ram, AMD2100). Anyway, I received many errors when trying to install XP on the Maxtor 120 drive. Most were related to files not being able to be copied to the drive. The install ran three times before it would finally boot. However, there is a white "progress bar" at the bottom of the screen right after the POST check. It does not appear to be part of the XP splash graphics. The progress bar consists of small blocks that turn solid white as the boot up starts. The next screen says Welcome which is followed by the XP logo screen and finally the OS itself. I did not have this white progress bar on the WD 10 gig and I am not sure if it is normal or if the Maxtor drive has errors. Any thoughts?