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iceburg920

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My computer crashed wiped everything on it out. Trying to install xp pro. It will go thru the install and all the way to were it restarts the computer it restart goes thru self check then black with either press any key to boot from cd if cd is in or "_" ??
 
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If you have any USB disks, thumb drives, or USB CD Drives attached, unplug them and try booting again.
 
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it means you are missing your master boot record.

A new install is NOT recommended

Boot into recovery console and run fixboot and fixmbr utilities.

This could be the result of a boot virus infection
 
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