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  • ranjeeth_198 Jan 05, 2009

    when boot from xp cd it starts then after this start F8 scerrn not comes here blue screen comes i thnk so sata hdd driver required (this is new blank laptop)

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Let us know what the problem is before we can do anything.can you boot from disk
how far do you get
what happens and when etc

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    tat4u Jan 05, 2009

    when you say new I assume from shop not reconditioned.ok

    no disk in tray startup ...enter setup(bios/system setup)

    select default settings save and exit.

    usually a new pc has a os already installed just need to finalise setup and register.but lets assume theres no os .

    start up with xp disk

    choose install follow instructions

    format disk install system setup.

    if youve done all this and I think maybe you have which is why Im being brief;boot from xp choose repair....at c:prompt (black screen white script)it may say c:/windows ...if you see anything else than just c:\ type in cd\ .then when you see c:\ type in fdisk and follow instructions ...this totally wipes the disk ...then format then reboot from xp ....

    xp should now load/install without problem.

    if its new and you still have prob take it back to shop and have it replaced.

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