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Hello I just purchased a new hard drive for a dell inspiron 8100 and mistakenly loaded the winodws xp upgrade cd instead the plain old xp cd. Now I am getting an eroor which says ntdetect failed. Any idea how to fix? Thanks

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You can run sfc /scannow

do that by going to start
click on run
type cmd and hit ok
now type in sfc /scannow
and put the old windows CD in the cd drive.
it should find it and replace it if there is any problems with it.

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Hello:

You can do reload the old xp by going to reformat the hard drive and install fresh copy of old xp:

installing windowsxp information can be found here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

note: copy and paste the link to your internet browser address bar.

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Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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