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After installing a new hard drive you need to reinstall device drivers for sound and more peripherals.
If your computer is a laptop or a brand PC post make and model, for explample Dell optiplex 120.
If computer is assembled you will need to access the motherboard and post here the code number printed on the motherboard and on all device cards.

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