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I hook ed up a ibm ultrastar model ddys-18350 18.2 gb hardive to my everst descktop running windows xp pro and all i get is black screen with flasing cursor
If you have two hard drives, make sure that in the BIOS settings the original drive (with WIndows XP on it) is set to be the first boot device, otherwise the PC tries to boot from your new drive (with no operating system on it).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
its oem, you either need IBMs restore cd for your particular laptop (model) or an xp pro (any service pack will do) OEM disk.
You can not get the OEM disk at best buy, circuit city target etc those are retail versions and will not work. Newegg.com or frys electronics are your best bet, but by buying it from them you are getting another copy of xp pro, just use the cd with the keycode on your laptop and then you can install xp pro on another pc using the code that came with the disk. MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING AN OEM VERSION AND NOT A RETAIL VERSION.
Some technical stuff:
For the xp pro disk you MUST have the COA product key available, this is usually on the bottom of your laptop, for IBMs disk you just have to have an IBM WITH an IBM motherboard as without the motherboard it will not work. For example, the motherboard goes out and you replace it with a non ibm board it will only boot for 3-5 times, the ideaa is that this gives you time to get your documents off. This is per Microsoft agreement with ibm and all other Original equipment manufactures this include hp, dell etc.
sorry if this is too technical for you please let me know.
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
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