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Axiom911

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my hard drive crashed, so i bought a new hard drive, when i try to install XP on it it doesnt read my floppy setup disk or my cd-rom.. it goes strait to a blank screen with a white flashing underscore.

i took my old hard drive out
 
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Did you switch your bios to boot from cd first? You need to do this for it to see the windows cd. And with XP you shouldn't need a floppy unless you need to load sata drivers.
 

Axiom911

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ahh we got it thnx tho.. we took the battery out for about 5 minutes... then ran it again and it reset BIOS i guess and asked if i wanted to book froM CD.. its workin now thnx
 
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