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August 23, 2009, 10:12 am
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I installing a new 120 GB Hard Drive in my Pressario 1500 laptop. Rather
than finding the restore disk and reload the system with all the old drivers
I decided to buy a new OEM WinXP SP3 disk ($99).
I can't clone from my original HD as it is corrupted.
My question is: Do I need to do a HD preparation first or is it just a
matter of inserting the disk and setting up the laptop to boot off the DVD.
My first attempt did not go well and I got a currupt file message. I
exchanged the WinXP disk and am about to start again. The disk packaging
mentioned some about installing a OEM Preparation kit first.
Any help appreciated.
Re: New HD & new WinXP SP3 installation question
What on earth did they sell you???
Who says so? Which OS did you use? Better put it aside, and do not touch it.
Perhaps, if the hardware is not defective, you can still use it. I guess it is a
2,5" drive. So, if it is okay, you could put it in an external USB-box. They are
very cheap - and easy to use.
First: don't do anything. Let's check out what happened, BEFORE you decide what
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