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I'm still confused on why I would need to do this...

and that website requires a CD and you have to be in Windows already to use it.

I can't get into Windows and Windows came preinstalled...
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If you do not have a CD then you should have a recovery partition to restore to
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I don't know what that means...

lol
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When the PC was handed to you, it should have had an XP CD or a Recovery CD or a part of the hard drive set aside for installing XP

Are you able to ask the supplier which he did, he may have forgotten to give you the recovery CD
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I didn't get anything from the place I got the computer except a new tower with all new hardware and fresh copy of XP installed.

I'll try to call them and ask for a CD, but i doubt I will get it
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At least one major manufacturer has lost a case on this and now have to give you the means to restore your computer
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Can I put another Hard Drive in and then put my old one as a slave and install XP on it that way?

Or just permanently use the other one?
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You can do either though you only need XP on one
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Is there a way to make my hard drive the slave and then somehow copy the files onto that drive? Or install them.
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Ther problem you describe is rather wierd. The only thing that I can think of is to reset the bios either by the jumper desiganated for that or by pulling out the battery for about 15 minutes (don't forget to unplug the power cable from the computer). I doubt if this will help but it will certainly cause no harm.
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y.a , would you mind explaining how to do that? I know nothing about computer hardware :-/
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Unplug the computer from the wall socket. Remove the left side cover of the computer (looking from the front backwards). On the motherboard you will see a silvery button battery (you can't mistake it). Remove it carefully from its holder. Keep it out for about 15 minutes. reinstall, close the cover, plug to the wall and restart. You will have to re-set time and date.
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ok ill try that

thanks
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Unfortunately, that didn't work :tazz:

I'm going to get a Hard Drive from my girlfriend's computer they don't use and set it as the master and see if I can get XP installed that way.

Thanks for your help everyone :)
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