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I am trying to install a new WD Scorpio Blue hard drive on my Compaq presario x1000. The computer is not recognizing the drive (it says none installed). When I insert the installation CD it gives me a disk error and doesn't boot. How can I install the hard drive and then install the Operating system?

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I would first make sure that your laptop can actually handle the HDD's capacity, and the interface, then go into yout BIOS and make sure any switches that need to be hit are in fact set properly. First make sure that it is actually powering up. Regardless of what's going on, if the jumper settings are correct your motherboard should notify you that there is a proper conection in the bois display. If you don't see this, make sure that it is actually powering up, and that the jumper pin(s) are positioned correctly.

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