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Can't get new HDD to take windows xp os

This how it all started i turned this thing on 1 night and got a error message stating that there was a error loading the os so i tried to do a restore no good new message can't find os so i go buy a windows xp home disc at computer store tried to format it myself. this notebook will not take a format i have bought and installed a new 40g sata HDD and have also replaced the memroy in it . i still can not get it to take a os if i try to do a fast format it goes to %20 and stops if i do a slow format it runs through in about 10 mins. to %100 and stops never before this have i seen a computer refuse to format can somebody help? it's a Everex StepNote LM7WZ with a 40g sata HDD

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Automatically fix problems that are preventing windows from starting. Try the OS disk but same. Nothing on the screen refer photo.


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Sorry to hear your having issues installing the OS.

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Can you do this

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