Chkdsk, no drivers for HDD

Leigh 45

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Hello,
I have a new computer w/o OS. I have tried to install XP, but get to the point where windows is ready to open, and get the message - shut down to protect system. then blue screen suggests run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption. I can't run CHKDSK since I can't boot up. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

nhasian

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you have a new computer but want to install an 11 year old operating system?? Okay...
if you did a fresh installation of windows and the installation failed then you most likely have a defective component in the computer like a SATA data cable or perhaps the SATA drive itself.
 

Leigh 45

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I need to install XP in order to upgrade to W7. Is it possible that the drivers for the HDD are corrupted or not installed. I checked the cables. they are connected. I have drivers for HDD controller. Is it possible to install them without having the OS installed first.
 

Leigh 45

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There was only one response, and no reply to my added info. The system did not seem to accept XP, so I tried the W7 upgrade disk, and was able to make it work. There was no problem with hardware.
 

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