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\015 Ok so when i boot up with my millenium edition cd from the cd drive it eventually tells me that there are no files found on d:\\drive (only 1 hard drive c:)usually this cd will make a virtual drive d: and i can find setup.exe and can then install millenium and then windows xp. I suspect a hardware problem but knowing that packard bell are that little bit different thought i would ask here first. any help most appreciated,sub\015

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This could be an issue with the hard drive. Try formatting the hard drive, if the drive won't format, then it's bad. If it will, then you may have to create the D: drive partition. If you're running both operating systems out of one drive then you will not have to create the separate partition, but you will need to run the set up on both discs. If it will not allow you to create the partition or run the set up, then the disc may be corrupt or damaged. Let me know how this turns out.
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