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Kids_Ranqe

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Ok so, I've installed a 500GB internal HDD as a slave, and the master is a 250GB that came with my Dell Inspiron 530..
I've chopped and changed between O/S's in the past, Vista to XP, to 7, Back to XP, then 7 and so on, now I'm on XP

Trying to upgrade to 7 is impossible.. I get an error:
Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.
I have a few External HDD's lying around, I had one in while I first tried to install, took it out, then tried again, same error, took out the 500GB slave and tried to install it on the master 250GB, same error..
So, I cannot upgrade, which I reckon would be wise since I have a GeForce 9800 GT 1GB coming in the post tomorrow..

The disc is not a faulty burn, it's an OEM disc that came with a Laptop for Windows 7.

ANOTHER really strange thing is that the computer starts twice before restarting again to boot into XP.
The fans go loud, turns off abrupt, fans go loud again, abruptly turns off, then the fans go loud again and quickly the beep noise comes on and XP boots up :/

Anyone got ANY ideas about this?
 
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Are you trying to install 7 on a computer that isn't licensed for the install?
 
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An external drive cannot be a slave--only IDE drives have master/slave designations if they are on the same channel and the external is USB. The internal drive can only be master if IDE and connected with another drive, unlikely since modern drives are usually SATA.

What does the external drive have to do with the installation? You may as well leave it disconnected until you finish the process you are trying to complete.

Where are you trying to install the OS? What is on the drive now?

It is not very clear what you have now and what you are trying to do.
 

Kids_Ranqe

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I'm trying to install it to the 250GB default HDD that I've never had problems with before
The 500GB is disconnected, it's internal, not one you connect via usb or e-sata
 
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