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I am trying to load an xp operating system on to hp e-pc 42 computer whose hard drive has been formatted or erased. When I conected the pc to the power supply I get a windows 98 flash screen and then a C:\> prompt but I cannot change the directory to the d:\ to enable me run the xp cd.At the moment I have conneced it to another DELL optiplex gx 270 pc in an attempt to use the network connection for this purpurpose.Please how do I go about this problem?.

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Have you tried to boot the computer off the xp cd? It should boot off the cd then give you the install options, just make sure the boot options in bios allow for booting off the cd

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