Motherboard - ASRock P4VM800
Processor - Intel Celeron 2.93Ghz
HDD - IDE WD Caviar 160GB
HDD (2) - IDE Hitachi 80GB
So, let me begin.... Upgrading one of my systems to the above spec, when i try to install XP (SP2) after selecting the new partition on the 160GB drive to install on i am advised by the setup that "to be able to install on this partition, some startup files will need to be written on the following drive" pointing to my 80GB drive, "however this drive does not contain a windows compatable partition" as it already has a partition containing all my files that i backed up from my old system.
I have tried changing the IDE cables, creating a smaller partition to install to, but have had no luck.
If i use the unpartitioned 8MB of space on my 80GB drive to create a new compatable partition then setup will continue and the system will work fine, just means i have a new 8MB G: drive with my boot files...
Yeah it works but its not right, has anyone else had this problem before?
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!