Hard drives still not being found- have tried different hard disks!
Posted: 10-01-2003, 05:21 PM
> I'm trying to install XP on a freshly fdisked and**Return to your 98 FDISK utility and remove all partitions.
> formatted drive
> (FAT32). The BIOS can see my drive but windows xp can't!
> I get as far
> as the list of partitions - and all of them are 'unknown
> Pressing c or d or anything at that point brings up an
> error screen
> with 'A problem has been detected...'
> Technical information:
> ***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x807c6f65, 0xf80d8798,
> I have updated my BIOS and checked my RAM. I just can't install XP!
> Hardware:> computer for over> > >KX7-333R mainboard
> > >Quantum fireball HD
> > >512Mb 2100 DDR
> > >
> > >Please help- I've been trying to install XP on this> And yet I've had no difficulty with Windows 98, Windows> > >a year- every attempt seems doomed to failure in one way> > or another.
> ME and Red Hat
Particularly the non dos partition/s created by redhat.
**Re-boot the computer and FDISK again. Create a fat32 partition after
answering yes to large disk support.
**Re-boot the computer. Format the fat32 partition with the 98 boot
**Re-boot the computer with you XP CD and install.
If these do not work, you will require the quantum zero fill disk
utility. Zero fill the drive, and boot your computer with the XP CD
**XP requires a fat16, fat32, or ntfs partition for setup temporary
I have tried these steps and it doesn't work. It doesn't even work
when I use a **different** hard drive. It doesn't work whether I put
the drive in as primary master or seconday master. And why am I
getting a STOP*** error crash (either 0x50 or 0x8E depending on
whether I press 'c' or d'. Why not 'hard drive not found?' or