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Ibm thinkpad r40 laptop just installed new harddrive, powers up no operating system found..... reorder harddrive, still no change setup and booted from cd, no change when placing windows xp cd will runcouple secs and then just stops.tried different cds troubleshoot. how do i know is cd/dvd rom is defective? help, thanks a lot

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  • jharris919 Jan 07, 2009

    i tried to install me and xp will not read disk i guess.

    keeps saying that operating system not found new hardrive but will not cd install.and no no floppy drive.help.



    wonder if bios has to be updated ?

  • Mouin Aboulhosn May 11, 2010

    two questions:
    Did you install an operating system on the hard drive because they dont come pre-installed.
    also
    do you have a floppy drive?



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The problem is that you need to boot up the laptop with the CD as the first boot device so you can then install Windows XP.
If you press F12 a boot up you will get a list of alternate boot devices oher than the hard disk as the first boot device, which was set up in the BIOS. Select the CD as the first boot device and when prompted press the space bar to start the CD.

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