New dvd drive would let me put xp on.

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  1. bob1

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    I have changed most of my pc and i have fitted a sata dvd drive, i wanted to do a fresh install of xp pro but it would only go as far as the bit where it says "windows is checking hardware" and just stops. I eneded up connecting an ide drive just to get it installed.
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    Hi,
    whats the spec of the PC now (mainly m/b and ROM drive make/model)?

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    This is the pc spec.
    Msi K8MM3-V motherboard
    Sempron 64 3400+ cpu
    512mb ddr400
    ti4200 graphics card
    The dvd drive is an Lg GSA-H62NBAL ,it works fine other than the problem stated.
     
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    Have you checked in the BIOS to see if there's an IDE emulation mode for the SATA?

    Is the SATA setup for RAID in the BIOS?
     
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    I set it to IDE , i was able to use a system eraser boot up disk no problem,it did read the windows disc but stopped at the point i said.
     

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