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XP problem

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#1 Sparkyz


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:18 AM

yesterday a friend gave his computer to me couse he wasnt able to instal Windows XP pro.

i replaced the HDD, in a Samsung 1tb ( HD103Sj ).

i tried to boot the original XP cd but i could not boot the cd.
it paused at the BOOT. when i removed the bios battery and wait a few mins, i placed it back.
and still i had the same problem somethimes it worked but somethimes not.
when that problem finnaly was fixed, the new problem started. when i get into the setup ( XP pro ) i format the HDD i putted in.
and start the installation, when its around 11% the driver.dll cound not instal. after a few mins the pc will give me BSOD.
if i reboot the pc, it boot, setup will start but then the HDD i just putted in is now dead. if i put it in another pc it wont work.

does anyone know how this can happen.

sorry for bad english

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:47 AM

Are you saying that you put a new hard drive in two systems...and neither will recognize it?

What's the BSOD error message?

System manufacturer and model?

You connected this hard drive as a secondary drive to a system that works properly?

Removing the CMOS battery...won't overcome a failing CMOS battery. It costs less than $5 to replace the battery.


Edited by hamluis, 12 May 2011 - 07:47 AM.

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