I have recently installed my new IDE hard drive (ST380215A). BIOS detects it ok. But during the Windows XP installation I receive "Setup cannot copy the file" errors. It happens to significant number of files. I've tried installing it several times and what I don't like is that it happens to the same files. Does it mean that some sectors on HD are corrupted?(I know that the CDROM and the CD are ok). I've run the Basic and Long tests using SeaTools and no errors were found.
Try connecting this drive to the master position on the secondary IDE cable (make sure that cable is an UltraATA cable) and make sure the BIOS detection mode for that drive is set to AUTO. If it still doesn't detect, take the drive back to the store.
Hi Cookie, just posted on this very problem then noticed your thread, probably get shot now!
Anyway, sounds like these drives have compatability issuses to me, I have 2 st380815a, I am guessing there sata vers of your drive, dont spose you are using asus board or something with an ICH9 chipset? Prob not if your installing an IDE. Strange we both have same fault from same manufacture but diff model and prob diff hardware?