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Problem Installing XP

Whenever I install XP in it It wont boot on the hard drive... I dont know if the problem is the hard drive itself but I already tried replacing the hard drive and installing XP in the new hard drive... it just wont boot on the hard drive... Please help..

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You can go to your BIOS system set up and select the right sequence if you prefere HDD first then CD-ROM,

depends on your manufacturers settitng pls press F2 or F10 immediately upon start up then you will be prompted to enter password, ( if you know ) then scroll down until you see the booting sequence, dont forget to save this and end your system set up

goodluck

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