Build a PC Complete failure help?

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griggs

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Hello all I am new to the forums so stay with me.

Ok here is the problem,
About a week ago I started to get the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM files are missing or corrupt so I looked all over the internet to find a solution. Nothing came close to my problem like at the windows main website at the recovery console it never asked for the admin password so I get Access is Denied.

So I tried to start off with a clean install of Windows Xp and when I do it can't find my hard drive.... Only my external drive.

Sooo I called it quits on that hard drive and bought a brand new WD Caviar Green 500 GB drive. Once I installed that drive physically and turned my PC on, nothing just a blank black screen.

So I thought instantly to boot from the CD that came with the drive and nothing, my computer goes blank restarts etc etc...

So if any help would be great

System specs: (all that I can remember)

Windows XP pro
Nvidia 7585 (something like that)
1.5 GB of RAM
 

Tmagic650

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"Once I installed that drive physically..."

Does the motherboards bios detect the new drive? Do you have the bios set to boot from the CD/DVD first?
 

griggs

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I think it detects the drive because when I use the Boot device menu it shows the Onboard SATA drive and I only have the one hard drive pluged in.
And yes I changed the BIOs but when I try to start up with the CD/DVD my PC keeps rebooting.
 
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