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Cant reinstall windows because it sayd it cant find a hard drive

\015 My hardrive recently broke.I bought a new hard drive from dell.Im pretty sure i plugged it in the same way as the old one as its not very comlicating.\015\012So now i go to reinstall windows on the computer and it loads up everything from the reinstall cd and then says 'setup is starting windows'\015\012I then get a message sayin that the computer doesnt detect a hard drive.\015\012I tried multiple thing and rechecked connections many time w/o any luck.\015\012All i did when i put the new hard drive in was pull the old 1 out and pop in the new.I tried doing a diagnostic test on the computer/hardrive.\015\012i intsantly get this 'Error Code 655D:0009\015\012Msg:DEVICE_INITIALIZATION_FAILURE Unable to access USB''\015\012I dont know what this means or what to do to fix it . Any help is greatly appreciated.\015

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Two things, check your jumper setting, if it is an IDE hard driver.
Second the computer usually won't recognize the Hard drive until it is formatted for the first time. Did the computer stop and say it could not find hard drive ? and you got F1 to continue, well if you did, just continue. Error 655D is a registry screw up, unplug your usb stuff if you can. remember your drivers aren't installed yet (usb requires drivers-once windows is reinstalling your get the drivers...good luck if you need any more help, just let us know
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