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I just purchased a refurb computer (Harvey Norman),I connected the computer as instructed but it appears that it cannot find the harddrive, only the CD. The prompt on the screen asks for a boot drive to be inserted. I did not receive a disc and was told APOS it would install for me. A friend who is a programer says it does not recognise a harddrive.

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When the computer is starting up, go into setup. If you watch the screen it will tell you what button you have to press in order to get into it. It will be Delete, F1 or F10 more likly. Once in there go into hardware, then look at the IDE slots. Primary master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary Slave. It should have all of your Hard Drives, and Optical Drives that are currently installed there. If the HDD does not show up then it is broken, or the pinout on the HDD is wrong. If it does show up the the computer you got does not have an operating system installed on it.

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No u need to first install OS ..for that u need a bootable CD of Windows XP...

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