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Old 10th August 2009   #31
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Know of any retailers that have HDD with windows on them for a decent price?
Unfortunately you cannot buy a hard drive with Windows installed - this has never been the case unless, of course, you are buying a new computer when Windows will be preinstalled by the manufacturer.

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Yes, I followed those instructions.

However, when I get to the part when I choose which partition I want to setup Windows on there is no option to repair. I.e. when I select my C: drive, where my OS files are, pressing the R button makes no difference.

That is, unless i first need to select the partition, then another screen comes up where I can select R to repair XP, but I have not seen this in any instructions I have come across.

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I think you are at the end of the line - your existing OS does not appear to be recognised maybe because it is an Acer OEM version.

I think your only course of action now is a clean install for which you will need a retail copy of XP.

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I have now fixed my computer by installing a new hard drive, so I am now up and running again.

Many thanks for your assistance with this matter.

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Delighted to hear of your success Thanks for the update.

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