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Solved: How Can I Use my Old Restore Partition Disk on a New HDD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by valerieleger, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. valerieleger

    valerieleger Thread Starter

    Nov 29, 2011
    I will try to explain this the best way I know how.
    My hard drive is failing and this is where the partition disk is with Windows XP Media Center. I have a bootable cd to restore but I can't install Windows with it on a new hard drive.
    I replaced the Hard Drive with a new one. A Seagate Barracuda SATA 1 TB
    My desktop computer is an HP Pavilion, all specs shown here:
    I have a Windows XP Professional CD so I installed that on my new Hard Drive.
    Now I have problems with everything it seems. I managed to install the drives for my geforce ethernet to get the Internet running but it hangs every few seconds for about 10 minutes at a time.

    I am ready to throw this computer out the window, literally.

    If I can manage to boot into the failing hard drive that I used to have, is there a way I can make a ISO cd out of the partition I had there .. and could that install Windows XP Media Center on my new hard drive?
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