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Hi,

First, I apologize if I am in the wrong site, I am not an IT professional, just a slub trying to get something fixed. If I should go to a different site, I will be happy to go there if someone knows where to send me.

My problem. I have a HP Pavilion, which was running XP. I decided to put a new HD in it and bought a 160GB AIDE Maxtor drive. I installed it, changed the cable and tried to set it up as the master as the previous drive had been. I changed the jumper to master as shown in the instructions. I changed the BIOS to have the computer boot from CD-ROM, put in my Windows XP disc and started it up. The BIOS shows that the hard disk is there as the master. But soon after it starts installing, the CD-ROM stops whirring and the install stalls, usually before I get to the "Starting Window" message. I just used the disc to install XP in another desktop, so it should be fine. I tried changing the jumper around as well, but it still stalled. Any ideas on why it is doing this, or anything I should change?

Iggy

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first of all is your motherboard compatible with the hard drive coz in most cases it might be overworking causing the stalling

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What XP disk are you using? Is it supplied by HP?
Why not just clone the old drive?
It's possible the CD is damaged or dirty-try cleaning it.

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