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Installing xp operating system

I had a compaq laptop which is not detecting the hard drives in the lap top i reqest a suggestion from the xperts dealer said it reqires 64 bit os cd

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    Ed Deguzman May 11, 2010

    What model or version of Compaq laptop do you have and what are the basic hardware specifications ?

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If it's not detecting the hard drive a 64 bit CD isn't going to help! You need to remove and reseat the hard drive and if it still won't recognize the drive, seriously consider the possibility that your drive has failed. Reasonably priced replacements are readily available.

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