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hp xw8400 xp clean install

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#1 cjeweler


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:45 AM

I am trying to make a clean install of xp on a wiped hard drive. Recovery disks seem to be a problem to locate. I am trying to make an install from an xp professional disk. The install hangs when hard drive is not seen by Xp.

Any help

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:07 AM

Exact error message?

Is this CD a recovery/restore CD...or a CD from an OEM (HP, Lenovo, etc.) manufacturer for a system other than the one you are trying to install on?

Did you delete all partitions on the hard drive in question?

Reference: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF05a/12132708-12132710-12132712-12132712-12132712-12431664.html


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:18 AM

If the system doesn't see the disk at boot it is due to one of the following reasons:

1) The optical drive is not at the top of the boot order in bios
2) The drive itself is bad
or 3) The disk itself is bad or not an original, retail version of the OS

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