Put in new hard drive

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Nasha - Sep 25, 2009 at 05:44 PM
 Nasha - Sep 28, 2009 at 12:02 PM
Hello,
I just bought a new hard drive and when I turn the computer on, I get a black screen saying Press F1 or F2.
When I press F1, they say computer needs rebooting. F2 takes me straight to the systems page. I have an operating systems cd and when I run that it says hard drive can't be found. Can someone help me. I have a Dell Dimension 3100 bought in 2003.

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Sep 28, 2009 at 11:52 AM
hi there,

the hard disk is in raw format

you need to format it

go to disk management

that is right click on my computer>

manage then go to

disk management

then format the drive

Thanks
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The computer remains on the black screen at all times. There is no way I can access "My computer". Do you have any more suggestion? I have a Dell Dimension 3100, windows xp. Do you know anything about diagnostics?
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