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Wiped old PC clean with blanco.installed win xp on old pc got response.turned it off black screen stating, blanco starting_ How do I fix

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Blanco is a data cleaner utility that erases everything from a hard drive so data cannot be recovered. Unfortunately, this includes the MBR - or Master Boot Record. The MBR tells the comptuer BIOS how to access the hard drive and use it to boot up.

I would suggest performing a full FORMAT of the hard drive so the MBR will be recreated. If you are installing Windows XP from an install CD, you will be given the option of which drive to install the OS to. Delete all partitions that show up, create a new partition and then choose the Full Format option (not the Quick format).

If you are using a restore disk, you may need to download a boot floppy or CD and format the drive first. Boot to DOS, type in

format c:/

Where C: your hard drive.

You can get a boot disk from...

http://www.bootdisk.com/

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