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Windows xp Install

I am trying to install windows xp on an old compaq presario 7594. It goes through the setup fine untill the end when it tries to start windows and it says windows cannont access my hard drive, what should I do?

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How do i know that my cpu is 700 mhz because the same problem happend to my but in mine appears that can not copy file hr.......... i can remember the letter but after this point does not go farther.

Jenny I want to reinstall all where do i find the cds to reinstall

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Ok cool how do I make sure the hard drive is recognized?

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First make sure the hard drive is reconogized in the BIO's, then do a clean install of XP choosing to delete the existing partition and install into the undefined space. choose to format the drive NTFS. if it still fails after this, sounds like you will need to replace the hard drive. Also the CPU speed will need to be at least 700 mhz for XP to work correctly but a higher mhz is all ways better. BPCS

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