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Quite recently my computer stopped booting up when attemtping to load my OS (Windows XP pro) It would load my "Foxconn" page where I can go into my BIOS and such but will just go black when trying to load the OS without any error messages of any kind. I suspect it might be something to do with the boot files but am not 100% sure. I've tried re-installing windows and even using a new hardrive (Which is unformatted without an OS) which couldnt work either. When I tried to reinstall the OS or tried to install the OS onto the new hardrive it said that it couldnt find any hardrives in my computer however I could see quite clearly on the BIOS that they were indeed there. I have a hunch that I may need to put some files onto a disc to reinstall some kind of files onto the hardrive so it will boot up properly but am not sure exactly what and how. I currently have another PC which I have full access to the web however it is vital that I get my other computer working (The hardrive in this computer isnt compatible with the other one)
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What happens when you use the unformatted hd? I only ask because if there is a simlar problem with the second hd then i would think that its something else... what exactly happens... does the screen go black or blue or just stop and reboot?
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With the second HD... It has the same problem when I just try and boot up normaly with it (Because of course it wont work) However when I try to install windows XP onto it I get the same problem saying it cannot find any Hard Drive Disks but I can see it quite clearly in the BIOS.
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