install of XP home on new 500gb sata drive stops

The drive formatted ok then XP would not install. I changed the sata cable around end for end and the install completed. Should I think the new hard drive was defective or there may be another problem I should look at? I have used the motherboard in another computer and it worked without problems.

geek_olack, Dec 2, 8:26 pm

some motherboard's do 'ave 'em

geek_0800xford, Dec 2, 8:28 pm

sigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . it HAD to be you olack rofl

geek_drcspy, Dec 2, 8:35 pm

that sounds like a song!
drcspy ya big crooner

geek_0800xford, Dec 2, 8:47 pm


geek_olack, Dec 2, 8:54 pm

Well I cant install Windows'
A glazier i'm not,
I'm lazyier than the lot & sata cable I've got,
If I turn it around it might be the shot.
Olacks my name but
Whats puzzling you lot
Is the nature of my Game.

geek_deodar, Dec 2, 8:59 pm