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Old 12-11-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Install XP on new hard drive, questions

This forum has been a very informative, thank you in advance for all the help.
Sorry if this line has been covered before.
I have a hp pavilian a530n, XP home Edition,
no installation cd, but I have burned a recovery dvd from this computer.
I have the product key on the box

The problem is hard drive is bad (maxor 6y200 po IDE)
disk doctor showed two warnings HDD535-s2, HDD535-4
I am running but with limited functions after running the recover disk several times. The computer is not very stable.
I have backed up data USB 4gb drive(not sure how to backup drivers)?

I have bought replacement Western Digital IDE 160

Will the recovery disk install xp os on the new hard drive, with original drivers?
Is that part of its function.

Or will I need install disk, which I can borrow from a friend.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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The disk you have should be fine. what you may need to do after the install is just go to HP's site and get the drivers from there.
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Will the service packs need to be reinstalled
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possibly. Depends on the program that made the restore, and the options you chose.
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I would just download the ethernet drivers first. Keep those on your external. Just in case.
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