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I installed a new WD Cavier 500 Gb hasr drive ot

I installed a new WD Cavier 500 Gb hard drive to replace a failed HD. I cannot install Windows XP from my CD. It will boot with the CD, says it is installing, but then will reboot and start all again. What am I doing wrong?I also tried to use theData Lifeguard Tools **** that came with the HD, but it won't boot the HDD

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    Stephan Reichert May 11, 2010

    Is the drive formatted and if so , on what file system? I'm assuming NTFS or Fat32? Did you format it in the WinXP setup or using some other tool and if so , which tool did you use to format it?

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Your problem could be that the hard disk is not ACTIVE.
Boot up with a DOS disk (floppy or CD or USB) and run FDISK, select 4 to Display Partition Info. If the C drive does not have A under Status then press ESC and select 2 to Set active partition and then set Partition C to active.

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