Having problems with your HP Pavilion zd7000 Notebook ?

New HDD inserted into Pavilion ZD7000 - will not boot from XP CD

\015 Hi All,\015\012I have recently aquired a HP Pavilion ZD7000. The HDD has been replaced with a brand new HDD.\015\012I now try yo use the XP install disk... it appears that the CD drive is not reading the disk.\015\012The following occurs:\015\0121. Switch on\015\0122. Press F10 to enter Bios\015\0123. Bios has flickering graphics (Known error)\015\0124. Go to boot order\015\0125. Boot order sees new drive\015\0126. Change boot oder to CD Drive in first position\015\0127. Press F10 to save config and boot\015\0128. Boot passes through HP screen\015\0129. Boot hangs on blank screen with flashing cursor in top left corner\015\01210. every now and again 'No operating system found' slashes very briefly were cursor is...\015\012\015\01211. laptop does not pass this point.\015\012\015\012Can anyone help please...???\015

Answers :

Try your old HDD in it and see if that works. If it does work then nothing is damaged except your DVD drive/Controller. Try putting the new HDD in another computer, installing windows then putting it back in the HP. If all else fails then flash the bios with an updated image and see if that rectifies the problem.
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