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Installing hd trying to boot from cd

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If you're saying your computer will not boot from the CD, you may need to boot and enter the BIOS setup and select thd CDROM as a boot device.

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You need to be a bit more specif please, try and provide as much info as possible

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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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While the computer is starting, look for the compaq splash screen or just start tapping F12 when the computer starts, it will flash up a temp. boot order menu, choose your cd and hit enter.

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Gatewat CX2724 original HD died (Hitachi 100GB @5400RPM) I just installed a brand new WD 250GB @7200RPM. Since I didn't have the original recovery disk I'm trying to install a full version Windows XP...


if you have a new hard drive you will have to install the windows operating system from an external source such as a cd drive
go to bios --boot settings and change from 1st boot hard drive to 1st boot cd
install the win os and then you can install the rest
when finished go back to bios and -boot and change back to 1st boot hard drive

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Reinstalling


Hard drive has bad sectors on it which is why its giving you that message even though you can go thru the restore. Normally going thru the system cd and then the recovery cd should bring you into windows with the device drivers installed.

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I installed a new WD Cavier 500 Gb hasr drive ot


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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Hard Drive Prevents any other windows device from loading


Hi, Mark Here.
Yes the setup on the xp install puts drivers into memory, but being an older version of windows B4 sta was out it does not have drivers to support it.

You could go to Microsoft & search for a new version of setup install drivers that includes sta, & download to thumb.
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HD installed with XP in Giga MB,not booting up in the originalP3


it is impossible or else you reload the hd on the motherboard

Jan 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Install os,cd drive not working


You can hook two computers together using a crossover cable. They may have them at radio shack, if not you can find one on the web for cheap. Then you can put the install in one cd and have it install in the other computer.

Jan 07, 2009 | Dell 2600 Notebook

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Hard drive not found


Wayneard is correct. When you install a brand new hard drive as the ONLY hard drive in the computer, there is no operating system loaded. The computer will try to boot from the hard drive and stop. Switch your boot order to have the CD boot first, and be sure you have the operating system installation CD in your CD drive.

Also, double check your hard drive connections. Be sure it is in the "master" position on the hard drive cable. If there is a connection problem, the system will complain after CD start that there is no hard drive available to install the operating system on!

Good luck.

Dec 30, 2008 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

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Hard drive


hi dear

use a cd booting

in command prompt c:\
type c:\fdisk /mbr
to fix your master boot record\

fdisk
and make your partiiton active.

after that installing your windows XP

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cropp

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Can't install xp - freezes


You need a CD/DVD USB drive.
Ask for one or use a HD 3,5" USB drive, open de HD USB disconect the HD and conect a CD drive, it will work like a CD USB drive.

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