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Hard Drive Prevents any other windows device from loading

\015 I have a working sta drive, but I needed a bigger HD. Formatted the new hd with xp installation disk and installed windows. Installation seemed to go OK and booted into windows OK. After a few re-boots, it only boots into windows up to the xp splash screen. So far probably sounds like a routine problem, but it gets more bizarre. The following are some of the observations.1. Will not boot into safe mode.2. Old HD works fine, BUT old HD ( selected to boot in bios) will not boot if newer HD is hooked to a sata controller.3. Cannot format new hd using XP installation CD, since it freezes before it gets to formatting option.4. Tried BartPE bootable system from thumbdrive, which has alwary worked before.5. It appears that the hd is OK, since I can boot with a Linux based CD and see the HD.6. While the Linux based cd works and can boot with the new hd in the system, any device ( other hd, cd, or thumbdrive with a windows based syetem freezes sith the new hd attached.7. Finally. formatting tihe the linux based cd allowed me to successfully install windows.Is it possible that the new cd has such a corrupted windows installation that is will not allow any other device with a windows type sytem ( including a bartpe environment)to boot .Bruce \015

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Hi, Mark Here.
Yes the setup on the xp install puts drivers into memory, but being an older version of windows B4 sta was out it does not have drivers to support it.

You could go to Microsoft & search for a new version of setup install drivers that includes sta, & download to thumb.
Really typical Windows Failure (driver not available freeze up or blue screen).
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