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Can't Install XP on SATA harddrive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Krelian, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Krelian

    Krelian Thread Starter

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    I recently bought a WD 74GB Raptor harddrive to install XP on, but I'm having problems. Everytime I load up XP setup from the setup CD, when it gets to the part where the installation options menu is about to appear, as it tries to boot windows from the CD, I get a BSOD and have to restart. I've tried running the CD with my other 80GB WD IDE harddrive inside and it doesn't cause this stop error. I've been screwing with this for 2 weeks now trying everything I can find on google and forums to fix this problem. I have the correct SATA drivers for my board as well for the drive of which I hit F6 for at the beginning of setup.

    As far as I can tell, it only happens when I have the SATA raptor drive installed. I don't think it's the windows CD being scratched as it is near perfect condition.

    The stop error reads as this:
    SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
    *** STOP 0x0000006f (0xc0000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    Most of the searching I've done has concluded either bad disk or bad optical drive, but this is only the case for me when the raptor is installed. Could it still be this? Thanks in advance.
     
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