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Is this a new hard drive? if so. did you install it? do you have the install discs as well?

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Try a different CD. Can be a bad CD.
Try looking at device manager to confirm that the PC sees the drive.

Right-click on MY Computer and select properties
Go to Hardware and select Device Manager

Try using a CD cleaner as the laser that reads the CD is dirty.

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