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how to install windows on new hdd

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Kerri Ann, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. Kerri Ann

    Kerri Ann Thread Starter

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    Many Many Thanks to: JediMaster, Nitehawk, WetChicken, Raybro, and Styxx. Ive never had such dedicated help!
    They are TRUE PROFESSIONALS!




    id like to know what i need to do now that ive pieced together a computer- when i start it, the award bios setup utility comes up, and a window that says this- the system intruded, chassis opened or tempered before. please check system.
    it didn't say this the first time i started, only after i put the windows cd in it.
    how do i install windows on it?
    i also have win 2000, and windows me, ill install either one, i just need to know how.
    it works good- here's the specs on it:
    maxtor hdd- 20 gb 5T020H2
    asus motherboard tvus4x
    pentium III cpu 933mhz
    48x cdrom
    (the computer parts, including the hard drive, aren't brand new. i don't think that the hdd has ever had anything on it, but it may have)
     
  2. Wet Chicken

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    Did you go into the BIOS before? That message usually only comes up when someone sets up the BIOS with a password.

    Are your Windows CD's upgrades or full versions?

    Do you have a boot up disk?
     
  3. Wet Chicken

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    Also, that could be coming from your motherboard too.

    Either way I don't think it is hurting anything. I think it's just trying to tell you that "someone" was in there, and it doesn't know it was you ;)


    By the way, thanks for pointing me in the right direction with the "desktop icon" problem ;)
     
  4. Kerri Ann

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    oh ok, that makes sense...
    my windows cds are full versions, and by boot disk, do you mean startup disk?
     
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    oh and your welcome!
     
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    Start with some 'lite' reading :)

    http://fdisk.radified.com/

    This will give you everything (plus more) that you need to know to Fdisk, and format your HD. With a 20gig HD I would recommend two partitions, C: = 5 gig, and D: = 15 gig. Your OS would be on C: and all your programs and data files can be on the D: partition.

    Given a choice between ME and W2K, I would opt for W2K. Much more stable.

    You will also need to get a boot disk(s) to start with. Look at either of these places for boot disks.

    Boot Disks All OS’s
    http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

    http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm


    NOTE: you must CREATE a boot disk, not just copy it to floppy. Down load the files to your HD and remember the location.
    Place a clean formatted floppy in the A: drive and then double click on the boot disk file. It will execute and CREATE a boot disk for you.

    IF you go with W2K, there are 4 or 5 disks that will need to be created in the same way as above.
     
  7. Kerri Ann

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    nitehawk, thank you so much, you just provided everything i need! (i hope)
    much appreciated!
     
  8. NiteHawk

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    I hope so too. :D
    IF not, you know where to find us.

    When you get to the tutorial, I would suggest highlighting the whole thing and then copy it into Word. Then format and clean it up in word as necessary. When I did it, my copy is a 'small' 15 pages. :D
     
  9. Wet Chicken

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    Let us know what happens, and if you run into any snags.

    Also, if you can, when you format use the /U switch.

    It will give you a better and cleaner format.
     
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    Hi Kerri Ann... As long as you are in a "lite" reading mode as suggested by NightHawk, Take a look at this link about planning your partitions.

    http://aumha.org/win4/a/parts.htm

    Enjoy your new 'puter. :D :D
     
  12. Kerri Ann

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    i am just not getting this right...
    ive got the boot disks, i changed the boot sequence, but that same mesage keeps showing up. it lets me proceed into bios, and save any settings...
     
  13. Wet Chicken

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    OK don't panic! Eat some chocolate and take a deep breath! :D

    Are you talking about this message?

    "the system intruded, chassis opened or tempered before. please check system"

    If so, do you know your motherboard model number/make?
     
  14. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy Kerri Ann...

    Go into the BIOS, and either under Security, or Advanced look for Chassies Intrusion, and Disable it...
     
  15. Kerri Ann

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    ok, i will look for "chassis intrusion", but i don't remember seeing it before.
    the model for the mobo is TUV4X (asus)
    and yes, thats the message im talkin bout
     
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