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Installing windows on a blank HD.


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Darkie

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Hey guys im having some serious problems here.
I cant get on the windows installer,
It gives me an error "A disk read error occurred"
Its a full black HD (SATA)

I've tried serveral CD's i burned a new XP one with no succes
I changed the bios with no succes and the HD isnt dead.
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need more info to advice in brief......anyway u may try this
what system do u have? u may change SCSI or ACHI drive to IDE compatibility.

make sure ur sata cable or power cable is okay. the error message indicate that u have to check ur SATA data cable. Try to change the port of SATA cable.
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Its a new pc it are new cable's. they are all fine.
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this is laptop or desktop? disk error must be data cable. do u recheck.....worth a try.
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Its a desktop.

I've tried the cable serveral times i used it in SATA 2 and SATA 1 both unsuccesfull i the cable iit self looks fine..
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see BIOS do there HD detected or not? set first boot form CD and try.
if possible post ur system specification.

Edited by baula, 06 August 2009 - 03:39 AM.

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Its detected yes.. its not broken its a new thing.
Its a 80GB sata HD
AMD 64 3200.
256 DDR memory.
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Explain this please

I've tried serveral CD's i burned a new XP one with no succes
I changed the bios with no succes and the HD isnt dead.


What doo you mean by the several cd's and burned a new XP?

Where are these OS disk coming from?
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