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Computer had a virus so i installed a kill disk and wiped the hard drive clean now it wont do anything im trying to install windows xp pro the computer s/n is cnh7280dh7

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  • spcblackwell Oct 27, 2008

    thanks i got the problem fixed

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    hmmm..well..seems as though it worked..killed the drive..

  • velut_umbra May 11, 2010

    A kill disk? Meaning?

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Hi,
Is your bios set to boot to the CD first?

You can download the 'windows xp setup disks' if you have a floppy drive on that computer
from here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8&displaylang=en

or you can install an older version of windows that WILL run from DOS like win98, or winme, and then install your XP afterwards.

I hope this solves your problem, thank you, good luck.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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    Susan Oct 27, 2008

    "thanks i got the problem fixed"
    May I ask which one worked for you?

    Thank you. *s*

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