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Installing Windows XP on new Hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gerald Bramwell, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Gerald Bramwell

    Gerald Bramwell Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I want to install a new SATA drive and install Windows XP on it. Will I
    have to completely disconnect all the present hard drives or can I just
    disconnect just the power leads or just the data leads of each drive?

    Thanks

    Gerald
     
  2. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "Gerald Bramwell" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I want to install a new SATA drive and install Windows XP on it. Will I
    > have to completely disconnect all the present hard drives or can I just
    > disconnect just the power leads or just the data leads of each drive?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Gerald
    > .
    >


    I've seen enough people ask here in these newsgroups how XP installed to the
    wrong drive and/or drive letter to suggest disconnecting all of the hard
    drives except the one you want to install on. Easy to avoid this error if
    only one drive is in the system during the install. Disconnect the data
    cables, the install cannot proceed if the data can't get to those drives.
     
  3. Gerald Bramwell

    Gerald Bramwell Flightless Bird

    On 03/08/2010 00:04, Mark Adams wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Gerald Bramwell" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I want to install a new SATA drive and install Windows XP on it. Will I
    >> have to completely disconnect all the present hard drives or can I just
    >> disconnect just the power leads or just the data leads of each drive?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Gerald
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > I've seen enough people ask here in these newsgroups how XP installed to the
    > wrong drive and/or drive letter to suggest disconnecting all of the hard
    > drives except the one you want to install on. Easy to avoid this error if
    > only one drive is in the system during the install. Disconnect the data
    > cables, the install cannot proceed if the data can't get to those drives.



    Many thanks.

    Gerald
     
  4. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Gerald Bramwell wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I want to install a new SATA drive and install Windows XP on it. Will
    > I have to completely disconnect all the present hard drives or can I
    > just disconnect just the power leads or just the data leads of each
    > drive?


    You can disconnect the power cable or the data cable or both.

    Or, if you're REALLY careful, neither [not recommended].
     
  5. KernelDebugger

    KernelDebugger Flightless Bird

    "Gerald Bramwell" <newsgroups@animals-in-distress.net> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > On 03/08/2010 00:04, Mark Adams wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Gerald Bramwell" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I want to install a new SATA drive and install Windows XP on it. Will I
    >>> have to completely disconnect all the present hard drives or can I just
    >>> disconnect just the power leads or just the data leads of each drive?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Gerald
    >>> .
    >>>

    >>
    >> I've seen enough people ask here in these newsgroups how XP installed to
    >> the
    >> wrong drive and/or drive letter to suggest disconnecting all of the hard
    >> drives except the one you want to install on. Easy to avoid this error if
    >> only one drive is in the system during the install. Disconnect the data
    >> cables, the install cannot proceed if the data can't get to those drives.

    >
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    > Gerald


    You could just disconnect the power cable. I use that method, only I do it
    with toggle switches, to turn on or off different SATA drives internal to
    the PC. I need to be able to turn them on or off so I can: 1) boot to the
    drive I want, and 2) turn on more than one drive to use Drive Image 2002 in
    Caldera DOS.
     
  6. peter

    peter Flightless Bird

    You will of course need the SATA drivers for your particular
    chipset during the install unless you are installing XP SP1

    peter



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    "Gerald Bramwell" wrote in message
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    On 03/08/2010 00:04, Mark Adams wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Gerald Bramwell" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I want to install a new SATA drive and install Windows XP on it. Will I
    >> have to completely disconnect all the present hard drives or can I just
    >> disconnect just the power leads or just the data leads of each drive?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Gerald
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > I've seen enough people ask here in these newsgroups how XP installed to
    > the
    > wrong drive and/or drive letter to suggest disconnecting all of the hard
    > drives except the one you want to install on. Easy to avoid this error if
    > only one drive is in the system during the install. Disconnect the data
    > cables, the install cannot proceed if the data can't get to those drives.



    Many thanks.

    Gerald
     

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