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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 05:58 PM - Thread Starter
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I upgraded my 80 GB harddrive to a 160 GB harddrive, now im having troubles installing XP. So i hit a key after booting up through dos, format the drive, then it copies files. After that it restarts the comp to continue the second part, but the xp GUI never comes up!!!! AHH!! I've never encountered such problems, and my 80 GB works perfectly. The 160 runs as a secondary perfectly! Somebody please help!

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Are you putting the 160gig as primary when doing this?

When formatting the hard drive did you first delete the existing partition on the 160gig and make a new one, then format? A lot of times it works better doing this, at least it has for me and it is recommended by a lot of other people.
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Are you putting the 160gig as primary when doing this?

When formatting the hard drive did you first delete the existing partition on the 160gig and make a new one, then format? A lot of times it works better doing this, at least it has for me and it is recommended by a lot of other people.
i put it on drive select i think. Yeah i did delete it before.
it just says "Verifiying DMI Pool Data" and sits there, when it should be going to the second part of installation.

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okok... so i took the HD out and stuck it into my secondary commputer [also an nforce 2 400 ultra] so... the same problem its says the following.

Verifying DMI Pool Data ..............
Boot from CD :
Press any key to boot from CD.....Error Loading operating system.

This is after the first part of the XP setup [format hd, and copies some files], from this point it is supposed to go to the GUI and ask for your cdkey and stuff like that.

edit: i found this http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326676 but for somereason it works as a slave. hm.. i should look for bios updates

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i put it on drive select i think. Yeah i did delete it before.
it just says "Verifiying DMI Pool Data" and sits there, when it should be going to the second part of installation.
I wouldn't use the cable select( I think thats what you meant), use the master jumper instead.. I have always had problems while using cable select.

Ya, I didn't think about your Bios not supporting a bigger HD. How old is your mobo? you need to add the mobo model to your sig line, LOL
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Well if Microsoft says it, there is no denying what the problem is. Anytime theyve given a solution to any of my problems they have been 100% correct.

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its an an35n-ultra.. gonna update bios later tonight... if thast doesnt work, im gonna have to use the 80 for OS and 160 for other stuff.. ill post update tmrw morning

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ok its the motherboard, but i accidently broke one of the pins of the 4 pin power connecter of my 80 GB HD, anyone know if thats fixable?

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you could open it up and solder in a new pin, couldn't tell you were to get a new pin or what kind it is, i've never had to do it, but I would try if I had too. hell it's allready broke might as well give it a try or send it to someone to fix.

Just don't throw it away, if all else fails send it to me, I want it!! LOL
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If i would have been home last night i could have told you this was the problem from the start! Happened to me not to long ago, same exact sysptoms with a 160GB HDD, BIOS upgrade fixed it for me, glad to see yours is working for you too.

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