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New maxtor sata II/300 h/d installation

Just installed a new maxtor hd and the computer is recognizing the drive but I can't get the windows xp to load and when I get to the end of the windows boot it is telling me it can't find the hd

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Re: new maxtor sata II/300 h/d installation

Throw windows in the trash bin and get Linux !!!

goto Maxtor website and download one of their drive install/diagnose/format programs (such as MaxBlast 5). Run it making sure to select appropriate options for XP.

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