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windows xp wont boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bravosk8erboy, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. bravosk8erboy

    bravosk8erboy Thread Starter

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    i had to reinstall windows on a new hard drive because of space problems
    it partioned the new hard drive and restarted, but now wont boot up
    so i tried the boot disk, and it wont even give option to boot from boot disc
    it use to give option to boot from disc but it would look at hardware and software setting and just stop.
    i dont know what to do it just wont do anything any more
    im afraid i may have killed it :(
     
  2. mooseye

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    do you still have windows on old drive? Maybe it will boot. Have you tried tapping f8 while starting? Or what ever key will get you to boot order screen.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Are you installing XP? Do you have a full XP CD? How did you format the drive since that is part of setup?

    Is the drive recognized correctly in BIOS setup?
     
  4. bravosk8erboy

    bravosk8erboy Thread Starter

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    i got rid of the old hard drive and it said that it sees the new one
    i partioned the the drive as ntfs because its about 80gb
    i have the windows xp service pack 1 disc
    i tried changing the boot order so the hard drive was first but it went to black screen and did nothing
     
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