I have recently bought a new motherboard and cpu for my system. Foxconn 760gxk8mb-ers, and an Athlon 64-bit 2800+. I reformated my hard drive and wanted to install windows xp home w/sp1 (32-bit version) cleanly. So I deleted my existing partitions, created a new ntfs one, and began to install windows. Now as we all know, windows first loads some installation files onto your hard drive, then restarts, then continues with a "cool looking graphical" installer. Opon restart after it loads initial files, before it starts the graphical installer from your hard drive, i see the bios starting up, it asks me to boot from cd (which you have to say no to) then it begings to boot from my hard drive,
but then gives me a message
"unable to load OS from hard drive"
i tried the whole process over and over again, no difference, and no matter how i set the bios, it doesnt work. In short i'm just not able to finish the second part of windows instalation. I contacted Foxconn's help and support, and i'm still awaiting a reply, but i thought i would take a shot asking the real experts here.
thanks for any help you can give.
Foxconn 760gxk8mb-ers Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64-bit 2800+
768MB DDR266 RAM
60GB IDE Hard Drive
also: I thought of putting this hard drive in another computer, instlaling windows there, then bringing the hard drive back to this one, woudl that work?