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acelera

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    Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
    « on: July 16, 2009, 04:27:36 PM »
    Ok,
    i had a computer:
    255 MB Ram
    1.3GHz

    it's a old computer but i still need it for work.
    Recently i installed a new hard drive because the other one was stolen.. now the new hard drive asks me to insert a boot disk.
    So i insert the Windows XP Pro cd that is installed on that hard drive.. then i click where it says:
    "Click any button to boot from the CD" and it says "Configuring system blablabla" then it just shut down.


    then i clicked F8 from the begining and "disabled automatic shutdown on system failure".. now instead of shutting down it gives this error:
    "Hard drive is corrupt, has virus or is not properly connected" (something like this)

    i tried 2 different hard drives and nothing... any help with this?

    thanks in advance!

    patio

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    Re: Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
    « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 07:38:07 AM »
    Since Win98 you cannot simply move Windows HDD's from one machine to another and expect them to boot properly ....
    What is it you want to accomplish with this machine ? ?

    256 Mg of RAM ain't much for an XP machine...
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    acelera

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      Re: Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
      « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 01:25:15 PM »
      Since Win98 you cannot simply move Windows HDD's from one machine to another and expect them to boot properly ....
      What is it you want to accomplish with this machine ? ?

      256 Mg of RAM ain't much for an XP machine...

      what OS should i install with that much of ram?

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        Re: Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
        « Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 01:32:24 PM »
        You could reinstall 98, or install ME, 2K, or NT.

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        Re: Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
        « Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 07:11:53 PM »
        I'd suggest getting more RAM...it's dirt cheap right now...
        That being said if not i'd go with Win2K if you have it...
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        acelera

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          Re: Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
          « Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 07:08:51 AM »
          ima try to install Windows 98.. is this one hard to install or its like XP you just have to follow the screen instructions?

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          Re: Installed a hard drive.. but it asks for boot disk?
          « Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 07:28:53 AM »
          Just follow the instructions...
          " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "