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Old 06-07-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Problem Installing Hard drive

Hi there, I hope someone can help.

I am tying to install a new hard drive into my sisters HP Brio BA600.

I have physically replaced the old (damaged) 4GB HD with the new 20GB & set the cable select to Primary Master. I then powered up and am greeted by the CMOS Setup Utility screen.

This is what is shown:

BIOS Version HW.27.08 (QHW.08.03)

Drive A - None
Drive B - None
Floppy 3 Mode Support - Disabled
>IDE Primary Master - ST340810A
>IDE Primary Slave - None
>IDE Secondary Master - GENERIC CRD-BP1300P
>IDE Secondary Slave - FX4820T

CPU Type - Pentium III
CPU Speed 600MHz
Cache RAM - 256K
Base Memory - 640K
Extended Memory - 64512K

Phew! Basically what do I do next? I want to install Windows XP onto the new hard drive, I have the installation CD but when I insert it into the CD drive nothing happens.

Kind Regards,

Stephen & Lyndsay

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Old 06-07-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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You're low on memory to run XP...

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Old 06-07-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Problem Installing Hard drive

go into the bios and set it to first boot cd second boot IDE 0. When it boots you will be asked if you want to boot from a cd. you have 5 seconds to hit enter.
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