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Change hard disc problem

I try to install window xp and can copy files i changed the hard disk and install window xp the pc could not start up It is not strart even from bootable disc It says there recent hardware or software change

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Ah this is a nightmare problem.... the only solution I know of to fix this is tiresome to say the least

Reinstall XP
But you need to delete the partition that Windows is on
and then reboot your computer
Go back to install XP and all should work well -- you may need to remake the partition and format it before Windows recognises the disk - but that is simple enough

If you can not boot into the CD - you will need to change your BIOS settings to boot from CD first

When your computer comes on a screen displays
It will tell you which key to press to get to your BIOS setup / settings page

Look for boot options and make sure the CD is first on the list

That will get things working -- a total drag I know but it is the only way I have found of getting this to work

Please vote kindly if this has helped

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How To Repair Your Operating System


A Repair Install will replace the system files with the files on the XP CD used for the Repair Install. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied. Here is how to run an OS Repair using the Operating System CD in XP, Vista, or 7:


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