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April 14, 2009 11:33:45 AM

hi
i recently replace my old 120 gb sata hdd in my pre built compucon pc with a 750gb seagate sata hdd. i installed windows xp home edition when it finished installing it rebooted and restarted throught the installation. when i tried to boot the pc with out the windows xp disc it came up with boot from cd.
thankyou in advance
will lawler

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April 14, 2009 1:29:07 PM

Could you post the exact message on screen?
April 14, 2009 11:33:16 PM

hi
when i went to turn the computer on this morning to check the message it cam up "no hpa enabled drive"
thankyou
will lawler
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April 14, 2009 11:33:46 PM

hi
when i went to turn the computer on this morning to check the message it cam up "no hpa enabled drive"
thankyou
will lawler
April 15, 2009 12:32:20 PM

I believe HPA stands for Host Protected Area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host_Protected_Area

Restart pc or power it on, tap a key printed on screen for bios/setup, go to Integrated Pripherals, look for Serial ATA Mode, change it to IDE. If you can't find it, just load default from main menu, save & exit.
April 16, 2009 3:47:35 PM

hya,

i don't know muh about computers but i think my problem is similar to the 1 above.

I start my computer up and a black screen appears saying that 'windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
Then options are given to start windows normally such as:
safe mode
safe mode with networking and several more.

i've tried all of them none of them seem to get the computer working.

WHAT SHALL I DO?
April 17, 2009 11:43:21 AM

start a new thread with the same post.
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