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CAN'T INSTALL WINDOWS!


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LGB86

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because the the one i replace wold not start up it seemed to me as if it crashed or something but the window version on it was vista, so i got the new hard drive and i'm now gonna install xp professional, when i put the os cd in everything run but then it say no storage mass found or something like that, what the actual problem?????
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Hi LGB86! Welcome to G2G!

This is occuring because you need to put the drivers for your Hard Drive onto a CD (or floppy or even usb stick), then during the initial setup (the blue screen where all the drivers are being loaded) you have to hit F6 to install the third party drivers. This will allow setup to detect your hard drive during the installation of Windows. The drivers you need you can get from your motherboard manufacturer's website.

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Edited by Fenor, 24 September 2008 - 01:10 PM.

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thanks, ok i went to the website that allowed me to download the drivers in iso and burn to a disk right, so when i put the os cd in the driver and the bluse screen pops up i immediatly press f6 but when i do that i wait till its done loding and everthing this message show up say press s to specify additional devices so i press s and it say setup could not find floppy drive. in the bios i have the cdrom as the first thing to boot from. why is it looking for a floppy drive? is this even fixable?
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Before hitting 's' try swapping CD's to the one with the driver on it, and then hitting the 's' key. If that doesn't work and you have a floppy drive, try putting the files from the CD you created onto the floppy drive and then putting the floppy disk in just before you hit the 's' key.

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The link HERE gives step-by-step instructions on how to create a new Windows CD that integrates the drivers for your hard drive.

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