Howszit Brawls1488 and Welcome to GtoG,
You didn't mention the MB model, but I would try to make sure that the hard drive and CD drives jumper pins are set correctly. If the MB has two IDE channels then I would also try to keep them separate by putting one device on each channel. The jumper pin settings are normally printed on the label and all you need do is change their position using a pair of needle nose or a tweezer to grip the pin.
If the hard drive already had XP on it, it will need the drivers for the SIS MB and to be re-activated with MS when it's ready, (you would need to boot from a XP CD and then either do a clean re-install, or repair the existing XP installation. You will need the MS Product key to re-activate.
Hope this helps...
Thank you sir for the welcome.
The reason I didnt give a model number for the MB is because there are a bunch of different numbers all over it and im unsure which one is correct lol.
When I put the HDD on the Primary IDE and CD Drive on secondary It doesnt get past attempting to detect the Primary Master.
With the CD Drive on Primary and HDD on Secondary it does detect anything for the Primary Master or Slave and gets stuck on Secondary Master. I cant F4 through any of it either.
Place the hard drive as the primary master and the CD as a slave. The hard drive should alwas be the master.
When I boot up it goes through its checks and sees what im pretty sure is the cd drive as the Primary Master but it doesnt see the Primary Slave
Is the hard drive being detected by the bios?
The chance of you actually booting with that hard drive and actually getting in to the OS are slim. It does need the board specific drivers as Mark D has indicated.
That was the configuration I had it in when I made my first post. But even when I switched them around I was getting the same result.
Also, the BIOS is not detecting the HDD. When I tell it to start auto detection It does nothing. I cant even press escape to exit.