Alright, I have three computers right now. one old one, one new one, and I just got one from a guy for 50$. It is an old dell, but it has a 2.0ghz processor, making better than the old one. I want to take the ram, 80 hdd., and cd burner, USB 2 pci card, and ATI 9200 video card and put it in there. I have already put all that stuff in there except the burner and have come up with a bit of a problem.
First of all, the computer has W2k on it, and I want to put windows xp on there. But, I can't figure out how to format the drive
. I tried right clicking it in my computer and formatting it, but it didn't work. Then in all the set up menus (f2 f8 and f12) there is no option to reformat it.
Now the hdd, I put it my old 80gb one, but the second connector isn't long enough. (The long connector.. you know how there are two connectors on one wire? Well, the first one is connected to the first hdd, but the second one is to close to the first one - to short to reach to the slave drive.
) How do I fix it?
The Radeon 9200 video card. I put it in, note that it is windows 2000, and I plugged my monitor in there but I notice that the color is 16bit, and that's the only choice I have. I tried to install it but it said "some file failed to install, restart the program." I'm not messing with that because I am going to put windows XP on there anyways...
I also never installed windows xp, by myself anyways, but I'm sure I can figure it out. Feel free to post anything that would help
BTW, I will have my main computer and this computer im working on in my room, connected via cross over, so I will be reading this as I am doing the other computer.
The sad thing is, this computer didn't come with a monitor, so I had to break up my dual monitors
but oh well.
Been a long time!