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Sony desktop window xp home my hard drive crash, so i replace a new one. when i put in system recovery disk, it ran half way then stop and asked me to put in disk 2. when i created system recovery disk is only had 1 cd. what do i need to do now?

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The second CD is the operating system CD...boot up CD to run together with your recovery disk....

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