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Reboot with new hd

Have a emachine w4685 installed new hard drive used original restore dvd which loaded normal. rebooted computer windows xp home begins, ask's what country, language, time zone ect. gets to what name to call the computer you put a name in,click on the next button and that is as far as it gets. I can't get pass this page. I've reloaded the dvd same problem same page all comes to a halt.

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  • wimstock Oct 11, 2008

    Yes acdr this I have done I click on the next button which is lit up hour glass pops up hard drive runs then stops the [next] button is no longer lit and I cant get to the next setup page

  • wimstock Oct 11, 2008

    yes the bios recognizes the hd. What happens is as a new install of windows xp windows will launch welcome to windows screen comes up at the bottom right of the screen is an arrow showing [next] so you click on that to go to the next setup page. I can go to three more set up pages all asking different questions. On the forth page the screen asked what to name the computer. You give it a name and press next gust like the previous three set up pages. However at these point it will not go to the next page. I have reloaded this restore dvd three times indicting it was successful. Possible the dvd is damaged and its not the computer

  • wimstock Nov 01, 2008

    Gust an update, I gave up trying to install the original restore cd and went to kubuntu one of the lenix programs, Its a bit of a learning curve but it works. Thanks for all the help.

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Try Checking if your motherboards bios will recognize the hard drive. If not, Then the hard drive is probably damaged.

To access The bios, Most Motherboards open the bios when you press the delete key

If you have two or more hard drives then the settings of the jumpers eg. Slave,Master,Cable Select.
Because they might be conflicting with each other.

I had the same problem, But I tried installing XP Home edition on my secondary hard drive and it works.
But i need to insert my xp home install disc to get it the bios to recognize that windows is installed otherwise it goes " insert system disk and press enter"



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Give country usa and computer name as any u like .u can set also your name .

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