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Installing new hard drive.

Yes i am installing a new hard drive because my last hard drive locked up and i could not restore it. so now i have a new drive and have connected it in my bios it shows that it is seeing my hard drive and when i go to set up windows xp it says cannot find hard drive could this be a problem with my motherboard? and maybe my other hard drive was okay as well. my last hard drive said that it wasnt finding the windows/system32/ or was corrupt. my old hard drive was a western digital 800. my new hard drive is a western digital 1600AAJS AND I HAVE A LAND PARTY HOME COMPUTER.

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Re: installing new hard drive.

Yah see what my problem was that even though im not setting up a bios on my pc i still had to install my bios floppy disk do you have one of those once i installed that disk i was able to intall windows xp and everything connected.

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Re: installing new hard drive.

From what it sounds like it is not your motherboard or harddrive. it is the formating of the hard drive. What is the format you are using for your harddrive ? FAT32 or NTFS ? are you Partitioning your drive ? Are you familure with dos commands ?

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Hi Tinker_McGee, after installing you're virus protection did you run a full system scan? To make sure there is no virus being held in memory, please shut down the PC. Unplug the power cord. Remove you're memory for about 15 seconds & than firmely reseat. Reconnect the power cord & load windows. Shut off windows system restore. (Right click on My computer once & left click Properties. Click System Restore tab. Leave off until you run a full scan.
What is the name of you're hard drive? (If you say Maxtor), that can be you're problem. I personnaly know alot of people whi have had nothing but weird problems with their Maxtor hard drives.
I gather from you're last post everything went well for a little while during set-up of you're drive.
So, if it's not you're hard drive it can be any other device causing lock-ups. Let's try this. Boot the PC into you're bios.(Press the delete key every two seconds till you're at the main menu of you're bios). You want to go to, PC Health Status. Here you should be able to monitor the CPU's temperature & the mother board's temperature along with voltage & the CPU fan speed.
Stay here in the bios for awhile. Just walk away for about 10 minutes. We want to make sure the PC is not overheating or that the CPU's fan speed has dropped too far. Next, lets test you're memory. This might be hard to do if you're system keeps freezing because it involves downloading from the internet. Goto this link.
Scroll down the page till you see, -= Screenshots =-
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** Memtest86+ V2.01 (21/02/2008) ** Typed in red. Pick the file of you're choosing. Since windows is giving you a hard time, I suggest you download the bootable floppy disk software.
Download - Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)
You can download the bootable CD software if you wish.
Once done, test you're memory. The only removable device is you're video card & I do not think it is that. Unless it is overheating. Over all everything you are doing is installations.
Installations primary device is you're hard drive. Last 2 questions. Did you connect a small internal speaker on you're board? When you boot the PC do you hear POST a single beep?
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