Installing a new laptop
Posted on 2011-02-11
Ok, i thought this was going to be simple. Someone bought a new IDE hard drive and i put it in the case and then put it in the laptop.
I have tried to install XP on it, but its not accepting the hard drive. I thoght any IDE hard drive would work.. What am i missing?
While the new hard drive is in the laptop: I put the XP SP3 disk in and it slowly loads the bios and won't let me press F2 or F12, it then comes up with an error saying
"internal hard drisk drive not found
Internal HDD HARD error!
Strike F1 to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"
When i press F1 and boot from the CD drive to install XP, after a while it then loads up the message:
"Press ENTER to install Windows XP.
Press R to repair Windows XP Installation using Recovery Console.
Press F3 to quit."
I press enter, and then it says
"Setup did not find any HDD installed in your computer.
Make sure any HDD are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct.
I can't push the HDD in anymore so it is connected, and i'm trying to configure the HDD, so I'm not sure what im doing wrong.
Thanks for any help.