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Old 08-03-2006, 03:27 PM
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If the computer will not boot it does not sound like an error caused by the drive.
And no, Windows must be installed by the computer using it. You can read my tutorial on installing xp without a floppy and cd drive... thus why it takes so many steps.
Try this:
use a partitioning program and format the drive to a single partition and a primary drive.
(if no partitioning prog, place in the other computer as the ONLY drive and format with the XP cd)
then place it back into the other computer, this should solve the problem if it is the drive that is causing the error.
You may also wish to try another hdd in the comp to verify this.

To reset a bios password simply remove and then return the battery on the bios, this erases any data saved in the bios chip.

To install using another laptop, simply wait while the files are copied, and the first restart occurs, shut off the comp before it starts again and place into the proper computer, and boot to install properly.


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