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Brand and model of acer aspier am5641-b5560

My computer crashed i think it was a hard drive problem am trying to put an ide hard drive a (500 gig western digital) but when i restart the computer i get a blue screen that says windows has detected a problem and has shut down to protect your computer from damage the computer is an acer aspier am5641-b5560 it origanally had windows vistsa on but was upgraded to windows 7 and the hard drive i am trying to install ha xp home on it can someone help me to get this thin running

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If I understood you well, the XP OS installed on WD IDE HDD belongs to another computer, in this case you cannot simply install it on your Acer computer and expect it to boot without problems because the hardware is different. What you can do in this case is a fresh Windows installation.

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