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Can't load xp pro onto my IBM Lenovo M52 Desktop

I have an IBM Thinkcentre M52 8113 jcg. I have replaced the hard drive and have a copy of xp pro which I have loaded before on my other computer. For some reason it will not load onto this one.

Any suggestions or help would be really appreciated.

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    Brendan Rose May 11, 2010

    What is it doing when it goes wrong? More detail would be great.

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Some more detail regarding this problem. I have downloaded and burnt the bios update iso image onto a CD. I have cleared the CMOS and selected the CD drive in th boot sequence. It has run the upgrade. When I try to boot to cd and reload Windows, it does not start the installation. I have tried with 2 sets of installation diks and it is the same. The hard drive is totally new and formated on my other computer. I have contacted IBM and they are sending recovery cd's. Does anyone know why I can't just load the windos OS on and does anyone know what these recovery cd's are?

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Check to see if the CD is an upgrade. If so, load an older OS first and then use the CD to upgrade.

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HD replacement Need Recovery CD's


No need to worry.
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