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I have a new 80GB IDE HDd that I want to install in a laptop. Need to format it with boot file?

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December 8, 2013 9:35:30 PM

How do you format a new IDE hdd so that it will boot?

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a b D Laptop
a c 265 G Storage
December 8, 2013 9:43:32 PM

Install OS on it and choose format. It will automatically make it a boot drive.
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December 8, 2013 9:48:36 PM

That is the problem. It won't allow the Os to install.
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December 8, 2013 9:48:37 PM

That is the problem. It won't allow the Os to install.
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a b D Laptop
a c 265 G Storage
December 8, 2013 9:50:03 PM

Then something else is wrong since installing OS you boot from your installation media!
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