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Old 11-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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I recenlty bought new hard drive (western digital WD2000JB, 200GB) when i bought it i formated it with windows xp sp2 cd and made 2 partitions C and D
fifty fifty size everything went fine but when i decided to reformat the drive with windows xp sp2 cd it wont let me in to the windows xp setup i hear cd loading but after the startup test screen i get black screen and system hangs up i tried another old hard drive i had and it went ok on that hard drive any of u guys know this problem??

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Old 11-02-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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u should format it by booting from the disk.
Then go to new installation and then delete the old partitions and make new ones.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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"i tried another old hard drive i had and it went ok on that hard drive any of u guys know this problem??"

That cant be a good sign if it worked on the old drive but not your new one.

Any reason as to why you decided to reformat?
Problems for instance?
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:15 AM   #4
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I cant enter windows xp setup start screen only thing i see is black screen after windows startup test/check screen what is th e problem??? other hard drive i tested worked fine with windows xp starup cd
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Default Re: Can't Enter Winxp Setup

You've said that...

I'm wondering if its the hard drive itself giving you problems, which might be causing the freezing, and will explain why a older hard drive worked.

I'd advise you get it replaced since you want to format it anyway.
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ok ty for the replies still strange a new hard drive with good reputation failed to start windows setup
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Yeah, well, its not the hard drives make thats the problem. Thats just one faulty hard drive

Once you get it replaced, it'll work. My words on that
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The hard drive works fine but it wont let me go to win xp setup
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Exactly, yet a old hard drive will.
Surely thats a clue?

If its a SATA drive for instance though, make sure the drivers are installed correctly, which should be possible before Windows Setup starts, while its searching for hardware. It'll say something like "Press *certain button* if you need to install SATA drivers.

If you haven't done this and your drive is SATA, you've found the problem.
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No its ATA
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