Ok, so I was directed to this forum as I mentioned in the hardware area that I was having a hard time getting XP to install on my Seagate Barricuda HD, is 360GB. (as my knowledge is limited in hardware it is none existent with software)
I originally installed XP on the HD a year ago and had no issues, took smoothly first try with an XP SP2 CD I acquired.
Lent the CD to my brother in law...should have known better...never got it back.
Acquired a new one a couple of months ago with valid working key, is a newer version with SP2 as well. This time no go after the reformat, can't get it to take, hangs on install saying some files are corrupted. At first i thought it was my copy but I've since installed it on 3 seperate IDE HDs no problems at all on anyone of them, activated and downloaded latest updates no problem. With the SATA same thing every install (have tried atleast 6 times now), get corrupt files during install, i can skip them and finish the install but it slugs along, IF it loads, and eventually crashes on me after 10-15 minutes once in XP.
Anyways, was reading this thread as directed by Makavei213
and i was wondering if i should be having these problems with an XP cd with SP2 or is it just that my HD is gone?