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New Hard drive xp install

I have and Abit kt7a-raid motherboard. I bought a new Seagate 320 gb hard drive. I am trying to do a fresh install of xp home on the new drive. I slipstreamed service pack 3 into my install disk, and updated the bios to the latest version available on abits website. I tried to install xp several times before each of the steps mentioned. I have gotten checksum errors and the bios defaults have been restored. Xp will start to install from the disk I can get to formating the hard drive and copying the install files to the hard drive. At the first restart, the hard drive is not found. When I press del and enter the bios settings the hard drive is shown and size is listed.

I haven't recreated the partiation on the hard drive since up updated the bios, I am going to try that now and create a relatively small partiton because I am tired of waiting for it to format a 320 gb drive.

Any help would be great thanks Bruce

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  • flyandride Nov 06, 2008

    The drive is and IDE drive. This is an old motherboard circa 1999 or 2000. The bios I updated to is A9. The drive does show up in the bios. I installed it as a slave drive on the same IDE channel with the old hard drive and it seems to work fine, although it didn't recognize it as formated even though I formated it with the install disk. I used autostreamer to slip stream service pack 3 into my install disk. Maybe it didn't work correctly. My XP disk does not have service pack 1 so it won't recognize the large drive if the slip stream was not successful.

  • flyandride Nov 07, 2008

    I ended up running Maxblast 4 that came with my previous hard drive setting it up as a boot drive and cloning the current install of XP onto the new drive. Maxblast 4 popped up a window and told me that my system was not configured for hard drives larger than 137 Gb and offered to fix it. I said yes and it has been smooth sailing since then. I don't know what it changed. The seagate software that came with the new drive wouldn't even recognize the drive, even though I could see it in the bios setup utility and in XP.

    I was able to install a new version of XP over the cloned version without any trouble.

    Thanks for the help.

    P.S. I tried to get a copy of "Hirens Boot CD" and the only version I could find was compressed as a .rar and was concerned about unziping it, not knowing for sure what would be inside, plus having to find anouther utility to do that.

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    did the BIOS detect it as what IDE or SATA???

    I asume 320GB is SATA.

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OK!
MS Windows is funny thing. it want what it wants.
you have to use Windows Installation Disk to format the 2 HHD. no way around it. even you formated with the disk manager.
once you have the Windows Formated the disk, you should not have the error, and you should be able to slipstream the application.

good luck

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If your hard drive is SATA and your windows disk does not have SATA drivers on it it will not find the hard drive this is your problem
http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/
Go to the above site and download "driverpack mass storage" and slipstream into your windows CD.
I have done this with one windows install disk that could not find disk then it worked perfectly

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • David
    David Nov 06, 2008

    Try checking hard drive with "Hirens Boot CD" it has many different utilities on it
    Sometimes when I have had this problem I have used "Super Fdisk" and done a full format with it
    And found drive on windows install.
    Give it a try.


  • David
    David Nov 07, 2008

    If you go to the Hirens boot CD web site you will see all the programs on it
    Also it is a very useful CD to have I have cleaned up numerous computers with it.
    Lost passwords. No hard drive, no MBR etc.
    Get it for futures use very handy


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