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Installed a toshiba compatible internal hard drive on my HP laptop. My laptop will turn on but the screen is black. Have the Windows OS disc in the drive trying to boot from disc. Nothing is happening. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  • raechelle79 Jun 21, 2008

    can you explain how to do this? this is out of league now.

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You may have to go into your laptop's BIOS setting and enable boot from CD.

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    Georgia B Jun 21, 2008

    When your pc starts there is usually a brief message tell you to hit a certain key to enter setup. Depending on the type of computer, it could be F2, ESC, DEL or something similar. You have to watch for it when the computer starts. Tab through the various settings until you find Boot Config, Boot Setup or something similar. Do not change any other settings. When you find it set it to boot from the CD Rom first, hard drive second, and floppy third if you have one.
    Reboot the pc. There will be a brief message telling you to hit any key to boot from the CD.


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