New drive

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#1

This may sound lame to some people but I know when installing a new h/drive as a slave drive on a system you have to run an install program so windows regognises it but if just installing as a master from scratch and loading win xp does the xp program install or do i need a dos program to boot with floppy first?


#2

If the BIOS supports the hdd (thatis an important factor) then you only need to partition and format the hdd. When installing an OS, you can do that during installation normally.


#3

the board is an abit kt7a rev 1.3 with latest bios update and i had an weston digital 120 gig working before


#4

Just set the jumpers correctly and go. Some motherboards won’t automatically detect a new drive , be it a hard drive or optical drive. In this case you need to boot into the BIOS & find the option about detecting the drives. Once that’s done just reboot.

In Windows XP you’ll need to partition & format the drive using the Disc Management function with Computer Management which is found from Administrative Tools.

[I]This response is based on the assumption that this is an additional drive not a straight replacement.[/I]


#5

When installing XP on it, you shouldn’t need to run any software first. I’ve never had to. The XP install software can create a partition and format it.

Personally I boot up and run a hard drive diagnostic first to make sure the hard drive works.