Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop ?

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 that I just installed a new sata hard drive on. I've tried many times but I can't get 'windows XP' installed. It's a brand new hard drive and I formatted it when I tried to install Windows XP Home. When I continue to try to install windows I am given very few choices now and I'm unable to continue the installation.


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Is i giving any errors when you try to install? You may need to download the Sata controller Drivers from Dell and when prompted choose the F6 option and install them then.
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\015\012Hope this helps,
\015\012David
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