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My hp 520 notebook has a problem in installing its os, it does boot and the cd work fine but as soon as it gets to the screen wherein i press enter if i should reformat, it suddenly detects that my hard disk is not connected, it has an error wherein it says there isn't a hard disk connected.

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I hav hp 530 ,i start to reinstal window xp, befor that i erase the c drive, but presanty cd drive is not working and disk error shown on the screen, kindly help me , that how to instal xp window through pandrive ,pl. Send me details on my email id i.e. Warm regards

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It can either be that your bios have been configured improperly some how. Or that your hard drive has went out. You would be able to know if it is the hard drive by knowing if there has been any clicking at all. If you have then the hard drive has went out and will no longer work. If this isn't the case then for the bios all you would have to do is just reset the bios to default. If this doesn't work then you can flash them with the latest from here: just click on the operating system that you will be installing and then click on bios. Then follow the instructions once you have the file downloaded. If that doesn't work and it turns out you were wrong about the hard drive then you will have to replace it. And you have two options for getting a replacement. Order it directly from hp or find it elsewhere for much cheaper. The cheapest you can get is a 40GB drive and it is only $13.49 on newegg it is that cheap because it has been recertified. The largest you can get is a 1TB drive which would be virtually endless space for people that don't have a bunch of stuff as well as a slow internet connection it is only $169.99 and in my opinion I would say that is a really cheap hard drive for its size for installing a new drive refer to hp: just click on replacing a hard drive to the left in the list and it will give you step by step instructions.

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