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Computer wont boot after installing toshiba hard drive

I installed a toshiba hard drive in my compaq notebook and it wont boot

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You need to format and re install the O.S. system to your new harddisk before you can use it . If you installed already an operating system you can check if the booting setup in the bios is set to harddrive boot maybe the booting is set to cd device

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hello , friend its very easy to do that, steps are
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