Originally Posted by rabb1t
Is this the only drive on the system or do you still have the other drive hooked up? I'd say, if you haven't, try setting the system up with only the unformatted drive attached.
You might want to check your CD drive too. I've seen a few posts on NewEgg where drives didn't have Vista compatibility and thus couldn't load the drivers to run an install.
It's the only drive attached when i've tried to install windows on it.
I thought about that too and tried a different drive for that. also as i said in my other post i've ran a system repair on my regular HD, and that still booted afterwords without incident.
my GF has a similar spec PC (we both just got the same new HD too and hers is now formatted and working fine) so i'll try my HD in her PC. if it still doesn't work i'll try running the install through her system too. if that doesn't work i'll know it the HD that's at fault at least.
is there a better way to check for HD faults?
but if it either works on her PC or can be formatted on her PC, what should i try next to diagnose a fault with my system? =/ I'd rather not rip my GF's PC to bits and test everything separately unless that's the only option.