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Old 12-23-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Bad command problem!

Hi all,
my sons friend has a problem with his acer laptop.
it hangs forever when the windows logo appears.
he took it to some shop where they told him his HDD was shot, and 200 would put it right.
i have told him i will take a look at it. i have a spare hard drive from a toshiba laptop which my son trashed. i know the hard drive is ok because it will still boot.
i put the hard drive into the acer, and then put a windows xp cd in the cd drive to boot from.
it boots into the screen for the cd, however when i attempt to install the windows cd, a "Bad command..." message appears in top left corner! it will not move past this stage.
any ideas where i am going wrong?
can i assume that the original problem was not a faulty Hard drive as the spare on gives off similar problems?
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