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ok, heres the situation. i booted up an old laptop windows loaded then froze and nothing would work so i hard booted. this time it comes up os not found. I get my xp os cd to try to repair. it won't do it. so i try to reinstall the os. it goes thru everything i get past the eula and pick a partition to install it on then it immediately goes to set up failure. i switched hdd to see if i could install it on an old drive, but get the same message. any one have any clue what i can do to make it work so i dont have to buy a new one? thanks

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When installing Windows delete all of the partitions until you only have an "unallowcated space" option. Then try to create a partition, format, and install Windows.

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i'm not able to make it that far now. i tell it install os and i get stuck on please wait.

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check the connectors of the hard drive to the motherboard I had a similar issue and it got resolved

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ok, i reconnected the drive. now then i get to the 'which partition do you want to install this on' screen i tell it to delete the existing partition and it tells me it can't then tells me its going to shut down to prevent damage to the computer.

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