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Boot Failure After a power failure, I am unable to boot Windows XP PRO. Tried to boot from hard drive and from Windows XP Pro CD. No go. Was able to boot an "ULTIMATE BOOT CD". which detected the hard drive as the problem. Replaced the Drive, but still cannot boot. Can you help?

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    replaced hard drive and am trying to install windows vista and it will not boot the disk.

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    had to get new power unit because it wouldn't power on. now that that's fix i can't get it to boot up and i don't know what to do.

    how can i go about getting a cd for rebooting?

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Win xp dont support sata boot up plus there is no floppy drive to load additional drivers

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I am assuming you have allowed the bios to detect that there is a different hard drive fitted as it will be looking to boot from an non existent drive. If you have fitted a new HDD with an operating system already on it then you will have to repair windows as its a change in hardware. If you cant get the bios to see the drive then the motherboard has an IDE or Sata connector problem.

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