I'm brand new here, I have bought a used, refurbished GX150 I found on Ebay to replace my daughters dead comp, It came without an operating system.
My plan was to put the HDD from her old comp in it and she would be good to go!
When I put the HDD in it gave me, error loading O/S message? I then tried to boot from the CD (Win XP) The boot sequence only gives me 2 options, 1. Normal and 2. Hard drive? If I go to the setup screen it shows CDROM (Not installed).
I put the HDD in my other daughters comp and made a boot diskette, When I tried that I get, Missing or corrupt file, windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
I've tried all this with 2 different HDD's with XP already installed and also with the blank HDD that came with the comp?
Does anyone know what else I can do? or have I bought a dead computer?
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If the computer completes POST then it is not dead. It sounds like you may have a problem with the CD drive rather than the hard drive. You can't take a hard drive with Win XP installed from one computer and install it in another computer unless they have nearly …
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