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I bought a 80 gig 8mb cache 10,000 rpm raptor. When I go to install Windows XP Pro(Sp2). It goes through the entire install, and then when the computer restarts it says Error Loading Operating System! What the heck i'm at my wit's end...The harddrive works in windows, Just like any other hard drive why can't i install windows on to it?
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When and where did you buy it??
    
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Is it possible you need raid drivers for it? (I'm wayyy outta my league, but i'm curious). Or is it possible you didn't format into NTFS and sometimes you need extra "drivers" for the 10k rpm hd's, i've heard of that, gl mate.
    
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Best buy about a week ago(exactly a week come to think of it)
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I bought a 80 gig 8mb cache 10,000 rpm raptor. When I go to install Windows XP Pro(Sp2). It goes through the entire install, and then when the computer restarts it says Error Loading Operating System! What the heck i'm at my wit's end...The harddrive works in windows, Just like any other hard drive why can't i install windows on to it?
Did you format it 1st?
Use a DOS bootdisk so you can get it clean...then it should work
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Best buy about a week ago(exactly a week come to think of it)
Ahh, cuz I sold one of my Raptors on eBay last week to someone in Texas. If you are using more then one SATA connector, whether in RAID or not, you might want to get a OEM setup disk and use F6 when installing windows, so it doesn't have really any chance and reading stuff wrong.
    
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doese the window install format not do it right
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is this a windows error message or from the bios.becasue if it is from windows that means it finds the drive and reads the boot.ini file. but if it is from the bios that means it cant find the mbr .( probably its looking at the wrong place)
    
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doese the window install format not do it right
Not all the time...
I don't trust it unless the drive is fresh out of the static plastic.
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post #10 of 12
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My motherboard didn't come with a floppy? What should i do i have windows running on the second harddrive but i'd like to have it on the raptor!

Everytime it still says error loading operation system
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