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Hardware not detected

I have an intel P4 processor and an old computer that has windows XP sp IIIinstalled......... my computer fails to recognise any new hardware

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  • Curtis Richner May 11, 2010

    Please be specific. What hardware? What steps have you taken? Any error messages?


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Dear sir,
firstly open your cpu and check all cables which r conected to motherboard to devices like hard disk, and then restart your pc after that if it is not working please when you press cpu start button and the press f9 and go to bio`s take the first option press enter and then take first option and press enter, see there is a name ditect of your hard disk,if name is disply press f10 to save and exit.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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I believe you will need microsoft's assistance in this matter.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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