Installing XP issues (if you don't help I'll be forced to use Vista)
When i go to install xp on my new rig (c2d e6750, with IP-35) it works great on the "Press any key to continue..." then loads the blue screen I select the partition, format it, load the files, and reboots just like normal. but when it goes to load it (just after "boot from cd:") it just displays 3 random characters randomly placed on the screen.
I got BartsPe, Vista, a Ubuntu live cd all to work but not xp (tried 32 bit, 64 bit, home, and pro) what's up?
Also my second hard drive (a 300 gig sata drive) is acting weird. I watched a movie on it (so i know it worked at one point) then in BartsPe I formated my primary hard drive (164 gig Pata). now all i see on the secondary drive is maybe 300 folders and only about 30 files in the first folder, it's exactly 399MB, I tried switching the hard drive mode, CHS, LBA, Large, auto and none worked. The drive used to be in Large mode, so I tried a data recovery tool in large mode and it can recover about 80% of the data, but i was hoping i could save it all. be advised I could have tried something and it worked and I just missed it.
Any advice for either issue would be much appreciated