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Hi guys this is my problem and I would be gratefull for any advice

you can give

So far we have tried installing windows xp and when asked about

partitions that we had already put

in place, we tried to delete the d: partition, it went through the

process but then came up with a

message saying that the hard drive could not be found and hung.

After restarting the computer

and getting a blank screeen we rebooted it again and this time we

were ale to access the directory

on a floppy disc before it hung again. Once that had happened we

restarted the computer again

and this time the computer started producing a high pitched beep

which went long, short short.

after reading some aticles on the internet we cleared the CMOS by

removing the battery and then

changing the jumpers over for a few seconds before replacing the

jumpers to the default position.

However, since then we have got no beeps of any kind and just a

blank screen when the pc was

turned on. we have created a flash disc but as we cant see anything

it is useless to us at the moment .

please can you give any advice you can

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First, forum etiquette: Don't double-space your post. It's hard to read. I also hate word-wrap.

Next, your problem. It could be that your hard drive is shot. If you only have one hard drive, it should be listed as C. If you try to use D:, then it probably won't work.

So, what I would suggest:
Completely repartition and reformat your hard drive:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313348
1. Configure the BIOS to boot from the CD drive (if it isn't already configured).
2. Boot from the Windows XP disk.
3. Go through the steps, making sure you install it on the C: drive.
4. If it fails, saying something about a hard drive problem, your hard drive is toast. Go buy a new one, and start over.

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Next, your problem. It could be that your hard drive is shot. If you only have one hard drive, it should be listed as C. If you try to use D:, then it probably won't work.

D: is only the partician name which is within that drive

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