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Hard Drive Hi, hope you can help. My wife bought the above notebook minus a hard drive. She then bought a hard drive off ebay, put it in and nothing. Blank screen with the HP logo and nothing working. Help

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U have to boot xp on it with your cds set bios to cd 1st then put xp cd in it ask hit any key to boot in ten formattt new hard drive make partions ect then install xp ok

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