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HP Compac NX5000 wont load XP Home on new hard drive

Hello, I am attempting to load XP Home on this laptop. The computer sees XP, goes through the format stage OK but when it gets to the section of loading all the files, I get a message "cannot load file.... XP may not work properly if you continue - press f3 to exit". Is there something I am missing? When I replaced the hard drive, I noticed a jumper on the pins on the old one that came out. I did not replace the jumper on the new drive.
Thanks for any help.
Scott

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  • archmuk Mar 06, 2009

    I also hv the same problem. First i thought that the HDD has crashed. I replaced the HDD but the problem is the same. The OS CD and the DVD-ROM drive appear to be ok.

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This situation leads me to believe that the CD or DVD drive is faulty,,or the install disc you are using is scratched or dirty.
Try cleaning the disc and begin again.
Another option is to take the hard drive out and using a 2.5 to 3.5 inch HD adapter ,,plug into a desktop PC as a slave.
And copy your WinXp cd onto a partition on your laptop HD.
Then using a Win98Se floppy boot disc you can access the winXP and install from there.

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