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Steve DeVore

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yes, the cd rom was already set in the first position
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I believe you are going to have to borrow a XP cd of the same type that is on your system for this to all work.
Home, Media Center or Pro
We can do a Repair or Parallel installation depending on how you would like to proceed.
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I've decided to call it a no go on this machine. The unit is 10 years old, I think the Hard drive has seen it's last day. No matter what we've tried the thing either shuts off or shuts off and goes into a .

Thanks for your help.
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OK well you can always replace the hard drive and start fresh.
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A friend suggested that I try to wipe the drive by reformatting, could you suggest a utility that I could use to reformat a seagate Hard drive. Can't seem to do it with windows recovery without the system shutting down and restarting on me.
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Using the Os disk will wipe the drive clean. You can take out the main partition then repartition, format and reinstall the OS from the same disk.

You can go to HERE to read the tutorial by one of the members here on how to do a Fresh Install pr Repair Installation of you OS.

Just click on the icon for your OS and you will get step by step instructions on what to do.
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