Windows – Installation of Windows XP stuck at “please wait…” with 500g HD


I just have the computer upgraded to a SATA 500g WD HD, but I'm stuck after this stage:

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After I pressed "ENTER" the computer frozen at "Please wait…" message. No disk or memory operations ever since.

The BIOS recognized the HD by displaying the HD model in POST and the installation disk worked previously. Any ideas?

Best Answer

Windows XP does not have built in drivers to recognize SATA drives. You need a floppy disk containing said drivers or slipstream them into the installation media. Google can help you.

If that isn't the issue (i.e. you already have drivers) then it's probably a keyboard issue, as already stateed here, or memory, or the installation media is scratched/broken.

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