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Old 06-24-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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so ive backed up all my files and stuff, and physically fitted the new hard drive..all ive got to do is turn it on,,basically what do i do now. anyone got step by step instructions or links that would help me
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Boot to the operating system CD/DVD and install the OS, reinstall programs and copy your backed up files onto the new drive.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:39 AM   #3
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so basically turn the pc on..wait for the blue screen to come on, get the installation cd and put it in..then go to install windows xp and follow the commands....is that right or have i got it all worng..thanks raptor for your reply by the way
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:35 AM   #4
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Set BIOS to boot to the cd, then put the disc in the CD derive, then reboot the machine will boot to the disc.
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how do i set the bios to boot the cd.
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SHould be an option in setup called Boot sequence, boot order, or boot priority
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so set the bios to boot cd, then insert disc and reboot machine, install operating system then install any other programs is that right?
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Yes it is...
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:05 AM   #9
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thanks for you replys.. i got four options now for boot sequence.
1. hard disk drive c.
2. diskette drive
3. ide cd-rom drive
4. integrated nic

im guessing its option number 3 is that right
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:44 AM   #10
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thanks for your help. now ive got another problem. the internet wont connect and there is a yellow question mark beside ethernet controller and multimedia controller.. what do i do .do i need drivers for this or do i need a new ethernet card,,
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also where can i get drivers for these
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You will need drivers, if the card is onboard, part of the motherboard, then the system or motherboard manufacturer, if it is on a separate card, then download from the ethernet card manufacturer.
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