Maxtor Windows Install error


I am trying to set up an 80 gig Maxtor HD on an AMD 1200 Mhz computer which contains the following:

Abit K7A - Raid (raid is not enabled)

512 MB SDRAM PC 133

Creative 52x CDROM

Pioneer 16x DVD

Plextor 32x CDR?RW

Nvidia Geforce 2 64MB video card


80 Gig Maxtor HD

Problem: I am unable to install any windows OS on this HD. I tried Windows 98 SE, 2K, XP and I get to where the system is about to start windows (for the last bit of install) and the system freezes - everytime. I called Maxtor to no avail. I ran their diagnostic program which took about 8 hours - it came out clean. I don't know what to do at this point. I did disconnect everything but what I need to set up the system and same thing. I also created boot discs for Win 98 and 2K - same thing. I am unable to create boot discs for XP because I come up with a virtual drive error on my main computer. What can I do??? PLEASE HELP!


Casey Esse

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This question was answered on March 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try reformating the whole HD and run scandisk and try installing your desired operating system

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Posted by jose of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 11, 2003