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Need help booting form a windows xp cd!

By ss4vegito7 ·
I was recently running windows XP professional on my Compaq 1900 laptop when my hard drive crashed, so I searched on ebay and bought the exact same model MK6014MAP (Toshiba). When i got the drive I put it in my laptop and turned it on. It didn't automatically recognized the hard drive so I put the Compaq recovery disk in to help the BIOS recognize the drive, it worked and I was able to boot from the windows XP pro setup disk. While setup was formatting my hard drive it crashed at 94%!!! So i turned off my computer but this time the BIOS didn't recognize the hard drive. So I put in the Compaq recovery disk in again and the BIOS recognized it once again but this time my Laptop won't Boot from the XP cd it just gave me a black screen. I tried booting from the cd with the hard drive removed and it works perfectly!! Can some body please help me! I love this laptop and can't live without it!!!

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not hard drive

by Techie31 In reply to Need help booting form a ...

It sounds like from your brief note it is a motherboard problem not a harddrive or bios problem. If possible format the HD in a serate system then install it. I would not be surprised if the problem sticks around. If its a motherboard problem then you have a major issue

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Hard Drive

by paperny In reply to not hard drive

Boot to your Cmos settings and make sure your CD boots first in the seup.

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