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Installing hd in compaq armada 1588dmt how to get to existing hd

Looking on the back of the laptop where what screws do I remove to get to the HD to replace

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NTLDR is NT Loader which indicates that the hard disk originally contains an NT OS such as Windows XP. The laptop not reading the installer is possibly a CD ROM or CD disc problem. Most (but not all) NT OS would be using an NTFS type of HD format. Windows 98SE would only read and install on a FAT(32).

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Once back to the laptop, it should boot to a C: prompt, go to the folder where the Win98SE installation/setup files are located and run setup.exe.

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If it wont work just buy NEW HDD


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