Originally Posted by Tommy Boy
Is the hard drive recognized in the bios? This may sound dumb but did you forget to plug the power connector into the hard drive?
This sounds like a hard drive problem to me, the other drive was a SATA drive as well? There is no reason the new hard drive shouldn't show up in the XP install as long as it's working correctly.
Yeah it shows up in the bios and I can run a diag check on it and it will show the drive as being good. but then during the xp install it shows 4 unknown drives (which i believe are the memory card slots) and when I hit enter to install or deleted or create a partition i get the blue screen.
Originally Posted by Grantofhell
Sounds like an RMA is in your future. Occasionally to replace a DOA, you get a DOA. Just a little unlucky if that's the case.
I would think that this was DOA but then it wouldnt be showing it in BIOS and letting me run a diag check from there.
Is there anyway I can install xp on the drive if I boot up using linux mint i believe its called? might be farfetched but thought i'd ask.
Or there is a spot that says press f6 to install third party drivers...that shouldnt be anything I have to do right?
The option I see its on is "RAID Autodetect/AHCI" Should it be on something like "RAID Autodetect/ATA"?
EDIT: Trying that option now....
EDIT: WORKED! Thanks guys for the help!!!