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Drive will not load windows it starts to load but then shuts down install the drive is a diamondmax21 250gb s/n 9ry0b821 model no. stm3250310as replacing a faulty drive diamondmax10 model no. 6v250f0 250gb help please i am trying to load windows xp profesional from disk supplied with comp.

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    Is the Installation cd damaged at all?...scratches, etc?

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What type of computer do you have ? Sometimes the Windows XP disk supplied with the computer doesn't have the 'install executable' files on it but is used in conjunction with a restore disk.
You can download the Maxtor software tools to format your hard drive. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Are there any error messages before it shuts down?

Posted on May 30, 2008

Do a scandisk

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scorcher63, if you have more question just post them here.

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