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Can't install Windows XP on wiped HDD

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I am trying to install Windows XP from an HP recovery disk to a wiped Toshiba IDE hard disk drive, Model K2018GAS that came with an HP Pavilion ze4610 laptop I bought on Ebay. I get the message that says, in so many words, "Setup cannot find an installed disk drive, be sure all connections are good, setup cannot continue etc...." The BIOS says there is no HDD installed and the HDD activity light comes on briefly on startup then goes out. I installed another HDD that is an IBM,I know this one is good as it was previously used as an external HDD in an enclosure to backup files. With the IBM HDD, same result, BIOS says no HDD installed, (this version of BIOS, by default automatically reads HDD interface type, or is supposed to) same error message, except that the activity light now comes on and stays on. In neither instance am I able to continue with the Windows XP installation. Thanks for any help!
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If the BIOS won't detect _any_ hard drive, reset the BIOS to factory defaults and check again. If it still fails, you need a new motherboard.
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