I am a total newbie and lo tech user (hence the name) so please be patient!
I recently bought a second hand pc with a copy of windows professional installed but have since discovered that it was a dodgy copy. I then purchased a copy of xp home to replace it but found on trying to install this that the computer would not boot from the CD and that the bios was password protected. I checked out forums on the internet and found out how to get round this by swapping round the jumpers on the motherboard to clear the bios. On re starting the computer evrything was fine - no password needed so I altered the 'boot from' section so that I could boot from first a floppy then a cd drive. So far so good. I put the windows home cd in and proceeded to install it but got this message:
Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3.
I was then able to load up xp professional - back to the forums! I think that I need to get the drivers for my hard drive (Maxtor 6L200M0) but I can't find them and even if I could I am not sure about how to what the next stage is. Would I copy them to a floppy then hit F6 when prompted at the xp home set up stage?
I am completely stimied and would appreciate some help. :confused: