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Install win xp !!

Install windows xp on Western Digital hard disk was such a big problem to me ,i only can install winme why that ?? i see bluescreen while i install win xp sp3 or peofessional ,Mmmm! and another thing !! i did install it once before ,but this time not working i don't know why i only can install winme and win98 but i not XP and besides the blue screen which appear while installing after the the restart issue i see a window tells me that my hard drive is incompatible ........ anyway i hope u can help me i realy apretiate it thnx guys !!!
Maro frm Egypt

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    Maro Farah Feb 21, 2008

    it's westerndigital 1600AABS HardDisk

  • Maro Farah
    Maro Farah Feb 22, 2008

    i'm sorry guys !!! i fixed my problem .. i opened BIOS and set the default and every bodey is happy everbodey is please :D
    thnx alot !!!

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    its seems that my HDD will not spin

  • Macrin Sosa
    Macrin Sosa May 11, 2010

    It sounds like a hardware problem.

    What error do you get on the blue screen ?



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Open BIOS and set the default

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