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Installing new hard drive

I just install a WD 160 hard drive. When I turn on the computer there is a black screen with a message Command or filename not recognized x:\> What do I put here? It's a Dell Computer with Windows ME with a XP upgrade.

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Re: installing new hard drive


its brand new right? have it reformatted for the first time. you can do this by installing an OS and it prompts you to reformat it. actually, there are other ways to do that but for me, this is the most secure way to reformat a new harddrive in your situation.

hope this helps.

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