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Ive recently installed a new harddrive in my computer and now I cant get windows xp to set up


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Check to see if the drive is showing up in the bios.

if the drive does not show up in the bios then you will need to check the cables and jumpers(if its ide)
if it is a sata drive, the cables with no clips come loose easy, check that.

if the drive is showing up correctly in the bios but windows xp just does not want to setup, usually this means that the drive has to be wiped and formatted first, try some eraser program or use the fdisk or cfdisk command with a live linux disk
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