A work college of mine seems to be having troubles installing xp on a new Hdd .
A couple of weeks back his old drive gave up and everytime he tried starting the pc he got an error msg saying error loading os . So he went out and bought a brand new one . He loaded up the xp cd , made 2 partitions ( c and d ) and went about formatting c , installed the system files and then the system wants to reboot to continue the new install.
The problem though is when the pc restarts to continue the installation he gets an error msg saying error loading os ?? ( its the same msg as with the old drive ) . The pc then justs sits there and nothing else happens ??
Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be causing the problems ?
I have done the following : ran chkdsk ( it found some errors and repaired them ) , i checked to make sure that the hdd is in master mode as well.
edit: 2 different xp cds were also tried but the same error each time so i think it might somehow be a hardware problem