Vapor Posted June 16, 2005 Posted June 16, 2005 The first thing after assembling my comp: Booted up was trying to run off cd then would say disk error, I then popped in winxp it booted up went through setup asks me if I wnt to install windows did that then rqstd me to format specific hd like normal … I did one of the hds went through that xp wntd me to reboot , rebooted . Goes right into setup again so I formatted other drive . To my knowledge when it reboots after formatting and installing window drivers it goes right into installation of windows but it just keeps repeating the process. So I restarted comp after formatting both drives it goes back into windows setup and now showing its partitioned on both drives in setup, one of them shows drive C: in windows setup when its asking u to format the drive….. So I rebooted and hit f10 to set hd array. Added both drives to the right and setting it to stripping then exited . I then entered bios now before I added those hd’s it showed in bios in standard cmos my hds showed up under sata 1 and sata 2 after I setup array and added them in f10 when I go back to standard cmos they are not there just sata 3 and sata 4 , sata 1 and 2 are missing…. ? (im sure that’s normal)…. In cd rom priority it shows: Both my dvd drive and dvd burner In hard disk priority its showing 1. Scsi-0 nvidia stripe 149.00 ( is the 11 gigs that’s already used up from the windows drivers that were installed, damn that’s big) 2. Bootable add ins In removable priority’s showing : 1. floppy disk( it doesn’t show and specific name not sure if it should, is my floppy even working??? , it’s a sony) Network priority’s showing : 1. Lagacy lan card I rebooted again it shows up on booted up nvidia stripe 149.00 I hit f10 again and it shows same thing healthy hds both master so I exited. Now I just let it boot and right after it shows irq numbers and such then Dmi pool data it says disk read error occurred ctrl alt del to reboot. So I rebooted from cd went into setup I then noticed I had a disk labed sata drivers I guess I do that before win setup by hitting f6 to install I hit f6 and nothing happens it then problems me unknown mass storage device scsi or cd rom yadda yadda hit (s)specify specific device or hit enter to continue , when I hit s it asks me for disk I enter disk in and it says please wait for like 10 seconds the nit prompts me for disk again??? Im like wtf??? So I just continued and it goes through same process as I explained earlier and when I attempt to pick a drive to install windows on it says Os already on not good to install windows on it again… but I havn’t fully installed windowsxp on one of them yet… So my question is that disk I have for those sata drivers is that the reason why its not letting me install windows? Do I need a start up disk? Is my floppy not working? If I have a disk in floppy and booted and it prompt me to take out disk does that mean its working??? Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause , I just built this machine finally and I cant figure how to install windows on my hd hehe I guess im just a windows xp noob….. I know u might get confused but its pretty straight forward I haven’t done much and I know I have everything hooked up right let me know if your confused L I don’t really have anyone to talk to or to help me out , I just know this comp will scream when I get it working right ..... Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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