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Replaced Laptop Hardrive and I'm having problems booting again

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#1 LauraMarie


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:47 PM

Okay, someone told me that I should replace my hard drive with a different one because the old hard drive was causing it not to boot. Anyways, I went out and bought a used 40 GB hard drive and I'm having the same issues. How do I reformat it?
Why would I be having the same issues anyways? Maybe its been wiped clean. I dunno but how would I get it to be like a normal hardrive? (sorry I don't know the term for this) Can this even be fixed?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:51 AM


What you need to do is install windows on to the hard drive you will need a windows XP disk and licence key. Here is some instructions. Ignore the bit about pushing f6 as you wont have a sata or raid configuration.

Edited by andrewww, 13 July 2009 - 05:52 AM.

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