I got a new hard drive. (I think my old one is dead.)
The new drive is:
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 500MB SATA/300 16MB HDD. (Firmware: 3.AAE)
I tried to install Windows on it. I got up to where you choose which drive to install, and it says:
(There is no disk in this drive.)
If I hit C (to create a partition in the unpartitioned space), nothing happens.
If I hit enter, I get the blue screen of death.
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: setupdd.sys
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xE5336038, 0x00000000, 0xF7417E4C, 0x00000002)
*** setupdd.sys – Address F7417E4C base at F73F3000, Datestamp 3b7d8507
Also, the drive itself has this on the label:
3) Serial ATA controllers or systems may have custom drivers. See your controller or
system documentation for specific installation instructions.
4) Prepare the drive for use with your Operating System. See your OS instructions
for details. Be careful to select the correct drive. ... Windows XP or 2000 prepares
the drive during installation. ...
So I guess I don't know where to start.
I've seen in other threads where they say: Check in BIOS if the drive is recognized.
But my BIOS doesn't seem to have that sort of option. ** I'll try to post a "screenshot" of my BIOS.
Also, I don't quite know how to check to see about custom drivers, or how to install them if I needed them.
Edited by voxbox13, 23 September 2007 - 05:34 PM.