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Can't install windows

I just bought a new hard drive for my laptop, A samsung HM121HI. When installing xp - sp2 it says it does not detect a hard drive. Vista installs but will not fully start, I just get the loading bar. For something to do I tried to install windows me then upgrade. Windows me installed with no trouble, I upgraded to xp and I got th blue screen.

Any help would be great

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  • squirrel1972 May 31, 2008

    Thanks basslogic, I already looked in the bios, It was set correctly. The laptop came with vista, the bios setting gives two optitions, xp/vista and other.

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IN THE BIOS SETTINGS LOOK AT THE HARDDRIVE SETTINGS THIS SHOULD BE WHERE THE PROBLOM NEWER LAPTOPS HAVE THIS BIOS SETTING THAT PREVENT XP INSTALATIONS. I REMENBER FIXING A SIMILAR PROBLEM. GOOD LUCK !

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