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by Popasmrf / January 9, 2016 1:31 PM PST

My net book h/d crashed and I am unable to access anything on it.
I put a SSD Card in the netbook but get a message 'no bootable sector found. My problem is that despite trying to install W/XP from the original disk ( using a usb cd drive) I still get the message no boot sector found. So W/XP wont load. Help please.

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More detail needed.
by wpgwpg / January 9, 2016 1:51 PM PST
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I take it you took the hard drive and installed the SSD in its place, is that right? And then you booted from an XP install CD, is that right? Does your BIOS see the SSD? How old is that netbook? Why XP? XP has been unsupported and really obsoleted for a couple of years now.

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A lot of detail required.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2016 2:38 PM PST
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I just installed XP to a laptop with SATA SSD as a last hurrah and it was not easy.

You left out details on the machine. Some need the F6 Floppy Install (read ) and some machines have an IDE emulation in BIOS. And of course the SSD must be blank. Folk blow up their install by formatting prior to Windows installing.

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I remember back int he day when people
by orlbuckeye / January 12, 2016 5:33 AM PST
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were having issue installing Windows 7 on PC they purchased with XP. The problem was IDE drives were standard back when XP came out. Older SSD's use SATA connectors instead of IDE so SATA drivers were needed to be able to find the drives.

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