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

    Jan 11, 2005
    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.


  2. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    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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