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Proble with installation

I m not able to install xp on compaqC700, i disabled sata hadrdisk and then xp files for installation were copied but after first restart during installation it does not boot. just simply hash " - " promp blink on the screen.
Plz sugest me to resolve the problem

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Have you set the hard drive at the boot list on BIOS?
make sure your hard drvie / CD-ROM / WindowsXP Disc in
good working coindition.

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Author: DJ Oslo
Date: August 18, 2007
Description:
This tutorial will describe step by step how to install XP on a laptop with a SATA hard
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http://209.167.114.38/support/Download/files_Downloads/pspb7c/Intel-Matrix-Storage-Manager-V1.0.0.1082.zip
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Step 9.
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Step 18.
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