Question about Dell DIMENSION P3/866MHZ 128MB 20GB DVD L866R PC Desktop
I bought a WD Caviar 350 GB HD. I removed the jumper because it is the only HD on the system. I used Win XP (SP1) setup disks to partition HD. It designated the HD as Drive: C. I inserted the XP (SP1) CD in the CD slot. The setup program loaded the XP operating system on the HD and then did a restart. Upon restart, I get an error message that indicates a file error. It appears that the system is looking for the boot file in the A drive (disk), instead of the HD. When it's not finding anything, it produces the error message. Any suggestions???
You say tht you used setup disks and then you used an XP disk. This is a little confusing.
You should have (maybe you did--but I can't tell from how you wrote the question) booted the computer from the XP disk and let the setup run from it--choosing to partition if you so desired (I am not a fan of HD partitioning). Once the setup files were installed and the system rebooted, the setup should have continued. If you did use floppy disks, that may be the problem (but I personally have never seen XP floppy disks--unless they were proprietary computer disks) used for this purpose.) In your case, proprietary disks probably wouldn't work because you are using a larger drive than the manufacturer had originally installed.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Do you have a floppy drive in the drive if so remove it. Also turn off your floppy drive or just remove it completely it could be bad sending false info to the main board saying there is floppy drive in the computer. Also try and turn the drive off in the BIOS
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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