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Trying to install Windows XP


This is a new system I just built. I am trying to install windows xp.

My system right now isn't even recognizing

a C drive, a D drive, or any other drive except for A

and B. I can't switch prompts (I get the Invalid Drive

Specification error, but I know I'm doing the correct

command to switch prompts - I'm baffled).



This question was answered on January 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you are doing a new install, when you boot up from the CD and specify that you wish to do an installation it should ask you which drive and partition you wish to install to or it should tell you that it could not find a harddrive in the system Ypou may also wish to check the jumper settings on both the harddrives - making sure that if they are on the same ribbon cable that one drive is set to slave and the other is set to master (you may wish to set the CD drive on the seconary ide cable.)

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 15, 2004