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\015 The hard drive on my laptop went bad, so I bought a new one, hooked it up and there is nothing there, i have a windows xp disk, but it will not download, how do I get the new hard drive to work?\015

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If its installed correctly (jumpers,bios,etc) then you need to partition it, then format it--(use ntfs file system) usualyy the windows disc will partion and format for you but you may have to do it manually
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