XP Install: Select C drive, but error msg says it wants to write to E drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by smitha96, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. smitha96 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    I'm installing XP on a 500gb maxtor drive (bay 3) on my mac pro. Bay 1 and 2 are raid 0 and thus unavailable.

    When I am installing XP, it asks me what drive to install on. I choose C. It immediately takes me to a new screen where it says it first must write information on drive E, which XP is unable to write to.

    Thoughts?

    Alex
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    #2
    See this thread

    Summary : For some reason you need to disconnect all other hard drives except for the one you want to install Windows on. I have no idea why, but it works. I suspect its something to do with RAID as I don't remember having that problem before I added a RAID set to my Mac.
     

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