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My Hp hdx 16 did not boot,I have changed the hard drive with another new one but it does not install windows ,in bios featuers there is no cd/dvd and hard drive configuration. kind regards Tasin

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Check correct "rev" of bios for your machine,remember you can navigate with the"tab" key check pin jumper settings on the harddrive[if it has any]there should be a small plastic tab covering certain configurations pins there,look at sticker on harddrive to ascertain correct settings or goto manufacturers site to find out correct positioning

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