I have an older computer that is or was being used for Win XP Pro. I put a new hard drive that is partitioned with 25gb on the C drive with two other partitions of different sizes. I set the the hard drive as cable select (later tried as Master only)
Windows 7 in cable select saw all the partitions. When set to Master it only saw Partition 1 and the rest as unallocated which seems weird.
I have the boot order in Bios set as Floppy, CD Rom and then Hard Drive.
I have an external usb DVD reader for the install disc.
When i start the pc, then press to boot from CD, it sees the install disk and the install process starts. I get to the point to select where to install and I get this Notice:
"Windows can NOT be installed on to Disk 0 Partition 1"
I hit the more info button and get this notice:
"The computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the BIOS Menu."
It should boot to the hard drive the way I have it setup. At least it does for Win XP.
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion as to how to get around this issue.
Thank you very much