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Is the hard disk detectable in the cmos setup? to know how to enter the cmos setup look for the press "DEL / F2 / F10 to enter setup when you power up the pc. check for the boot option under cmos and check the hdd if cmos can detect it. otherwise hard drive has a problem. if hard drive is detectable, try reinstalling windows xp. other means is to check boot sequence by pressing F11 during start up. this will display the option on which you would like to boot from.

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