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Win XP wont load

By ptim
Aug 24, 2008
  1. Bought a new Western Digital 320 gig HD, cant get win XP to setup or load.
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    1. Is your harddrive a SATA?

    2. If so, is it placed as first bootable in your BIOS?
     
  3. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    The hard drive was giving me attitude, it finally loaded, after about 5 hours, it was strange, I took the hard drive out, put it back in, and it worked.
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    It sounds like it could have been a cable issue. Just to be on the safe side I recommend running a full harddrive diagnostics.
     
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