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New hard drive won't install Win XP


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redpotato9

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Hi I installed a new hard drive in my hp pavilion n5440. It is a F2332-69003 30gb. I verified that my BIOS will handle this hard drive. I installed the drive into my computer and I hear it spin when I start it up. I inserted my Win xp cd to install it and it comes to a screen to install windows xp on the partition you selected......However this disk does not contain a windows xp compatible partition. So I can't install Windows XP. And it won't let me create a new partition. Any help or ideas of how to install windows xp????

Thanks so much!!
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Hi there

Follow this link and download the Windows XP System setup disk (single floppy disk) :
http://freepctech.co.../files010.shtml

If you boot from the floppy, it will give you options to partition using fdisk & format the drive prior to installing XP.
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