New HD won't boot
I've been trying to upgrade my hard drive in my main computer.
The first HD I tried made a clicking sound about once every three seconds, and I wasn't able to get past the "post" screen. My keyboard wasn't lit up (as if it was not receiving power)...
Whenever I switched back to the old HD, the computer worked fine.
I tried a few more things and ended up returning the drive for a new one
Now, with this HD, there's no clicking sound--but I had to put a bobby pin in the release hole of the DVD drive to get it to open to insert the Windows XP disk. Keyboard was still not lighting up, and the computer wasn't accepting commands. The Post screen just sat there "Boot from DVD/CD Drive"...
At one point of time I was able to manage to get past that screen. The computer then "checked the configuration of the hard ware" and displayed the error message: "inf file txtsetup.sif corrupt or missing status 32768"...I looked it up and this doesn't necessarily mean there's a problem with the disk, it may just mean it's not being read properly
I took the DVD drive out and I don't see any obvious corrosion or problems. Meh
What's happening? Is this a power issue? I live in an old building, and I blew the fuse to one of the outlets by plugging my computer into it...it's a kinda ghetto building
A little separate note: weird thing is, the DVD drive on my spare computer doesn't work either
Thanks guys. I feel like a freaking noob. I know too much about computers to sound this confused