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Hard drive died & replaced with a new hd

Used system cd to install Windows XP on new hd. Message say No Bootable Devices found. Boot device sequence is CD, FDD, HD. Any suggestions?

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Press F2 to go back into the BIOS and load defaults, then save changes and exit and see what happens.




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Make sure your pc is recognizing the drive before installing any program. If the drive is recognized but is still not booting, then reset your pc as soon as the pops up press f12 which will show a list of the booting order you of course will want to select cd drive or you can enter f2 and make the booting configuation changes thru your BIOS in the Booting Sequence. change the order or replace the drive or drivers and Voila Your good to go, Hope this helps

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