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Emachines laptop XP setup cannot access HDD

\015 This is an EMACHINES M622-UK8X LAPTOP!!Im trying to install xp pro on a laptop for a friend. When setup loads the partitioning stage, it says: ''(Setup cannot access this disk.)'' So I cant install anything. My friend stated that he was on his computer and it just started to erase his hard drive. I havent tried any recovery disks or anything yet, though thats what im trying next, i just wanted to see if anyone has any advice for me as i have gotten great advice on this site in the past. Thanks for your help everyone!!(Mike M. Midwest)\015

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Hi there.
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\015\012Now, turn on your friends laptop, and access the BIOS/Setup menu. Have a look through the options, find the one that says something like Boot Virus Protection. Disable it. You can't install any operating system if this is Enabled. Then look for the Boot Priority or Boot Devices option. Change this, so it boots from CD-ROM first. Then try to install XP again.
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\015\012Let me know if this works.
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