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Installing Win XP to my new seagate HDD but cant complete kept on going to install process and cant boot unless boot to CD thats why it keeps on going back to installation process, what is the problem why cant I reinstall my OS?

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Have you tried replacing the ribbon cable? Did you remove the jumpers off the back? if no to these to then Get a windows boot disk and Fdisk the drive and reformat then install the system. When you do the proceedure above say good by to any files they will be gone. You could have a boot virus that is causing your problem. hope this helps.

Posted on May 29, 2010

  • Bruce Hathcock May 29, 2010

    Forgot to mention s the new drive on a cable that is set for that drive? is it set as the master? if so thats your problem set it to CS cable select. You can have to drives on master one slave or two CS and it will auto configure itself, Thats the easiest.

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