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Can't Get XP Home Update to install


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i can't seem to get it to work again, i got it to work once, but not anymore, i just gfotr a new Maxtor 80 GB HD, and I can't get it to work! :D :D But becasue you guys are so awsome (flatery never HERTZ :P [bad joke, i know]) it is a 7500 rpm drive and well, you know whay kind of PoS Mobo i already got, so, any seggestions, sometimes it says "Can't find NTLD, press ctrl-alt-del to restart your computer" so, plz help, my dad whent out and spend $130 on XP and XP Plus, plz <_<
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Do you still have the old drive(s) connected? Be sure the new drive is the only hard drive connected, and make it the master on the primary IDE channel and try again. <_<
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it is the only one connected and it is hooked up to master, it just doesn't see all the space, it opnly sees like 33gb of it, and when i uyse the software that comes with it, i tried ptuiong it no FAT32 firsat and spliting ity up in to 4 20gb pertitions, and then i went to install windows XP and then winxp said that it only sees 1 33gb partions, and that it isn't in a supported format, and now i can'tr get it to power up with the H.D. hooked up! BAH, i am susspections it the the mother board not able top support that much HD
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Your correct, your motherboard only supports hard drives under 33gb. However this is a BIOS update that supports drives larger tha 33gb here: http://www.asus.com....slot1-440bx.htm

Also, why are you formatting with FAT32? Unless you need to access the data on this drive with another system unable to read NTFS (Windows prior to NT/2000). NTFS is better, faster, and more secure. You may be able to boot your computer directly from the CD, and use XP's setup to partition and format.
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thanks anyways, but i built a new computer, it is better, it works just fine too, i will be updating my computer specs in my profile now too, so, if you wanna see, take a look
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