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?