I'm trying to get my new build to work. After getting it to POST and show up in the BIOS, I popped in my WINXP disc to get the OS installed.
After I get the blue set up screen for WINXP to set up, I hit ENTER to get the process going.
I hit F8 and agree to the user agreement.
The blue screen shows the disc size in MB and asks me to either ENTER to install, C to CREATE PARTITION, or F3 to Quit
When hitting ENTER to INSTALL, I hit ENTER again to use NTSF formatting.
Unfortunately, while the computer can detect the hardrive, when trying to partition and format it, it ultimately quits at about 20% and says something about not being able to format the disc and to check if its damaged or connected.
Check the system build --
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P Rev 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128067
EVGA 512-P3-N805-A1 GeForce 8800GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 (0A35154) 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822145166
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy $199.99
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe
Antec 550w power supply