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Notebook switches off on its own

I replaced a hard drive on my notebook, when I try and install windows the notebook switches off when it starts loading windows

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Re: notebook switches off on its own

You need to install special driver for HDD!You can install WINDOWS VISTA!!!

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However, to proceed with installing XP in your Notebook, I recommend you to disable the SATA Native Support option which will be present with Notebooks installed with Intel Processor and not with AMD Processor.

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Press Enter to select it when the option is hilighted and set the option to Disabled.

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