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Tried to put windows xp back on computer and now im getting error loading operating system not sure what to do please help

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Insert XP Cd in disk drive. Reboot your PC. F2 or Del key to enter BIOS upon setup. Change first boot device to CD\DVD - F10 to save. The PC will now boot from the CD and you can partition/ allocate and setup a new installation from here by following the on-screen instructions. This is somewhat complicated and not for newbies - you will loose all your data during this process - so if you are not sure what to do rather ask or take it to a pro or your vendor.

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