01-17-2010 08:26 PM
I just bought a Barracuda 1.5TB internal drive (ST315005N4A1AS-RK). When I installed the DiscWizard out of the box, the program hung up. (I waited 3 over hours.) Now it begins to install, then stops and backtracks (the progress bar runs backwards after reaching the end) and and says "the installation was interrupted before Seagate DiscWizard could be installed. You need to restart the installer to try again. I have rebooted and tried again multiple times. There is nothing else I'm doing on the system while installing, and nothing I can uninstall. This is true whether I choose the typical installation or a custom one.
I'm likely going to return it to BestBuy tomorrow or Tuesday if I can't figure out what's wrong. Can you guide me in the right driection here?
01-18-2010 01:16 AM
I'm guessing you're trying to run a new drive bare here?
If so, do this, use Windows setup to format the drive, then try Wiz again, if that fails fully install Windows and run Wiz, I've not used it myself so I can't say if it needs an O/S or not, but I suspect the whole issue is a driverless unformatted sata drive, once you've got it formatted the issue should resolve.
01-18-2010 06:46 AM
I appreciate your reply, Cantbecanit. Yes I am trying to install a new drive -- the new Seagate ST315005NA1AS-RK drive on a Dell Dimension 8400. I would like it to be the drive running XP with my current drive (ST3160023AS) moving to just being secondary source of storage. I was trying to use DiscWizard to "clone" my current drive and then switch the boot order, but DiscWizard won't install.
I then tried to use Windows setup to format the drive, as you suggest. However, Windows setup does not recognize the drive. I may likely be doing something wrong there, but am not sure what to do. I removed the SATA cable and power cable from my current drive and hooked them up to the new drive. I booted with a boot disk in the CD drive. It began setting up, but then said I had no hard drive. I'm not sure why it was not recognized and I don't know how to format the new drive.
Again, thank you for your help.
01-18-2010 06:31 PM