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Have just installed a new seagate 250GB HD in my laptop, the original HD is running hot and crashes. I have to install XP pro from scratch. As the XP CD loads it promts me with "Can not find Hard drive" I have gone into the Bios to see if is reconized there though this Bios does not have that entry. Do I need to load the drives some how? Rgds Larry

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