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by: aer0s0ldreams February 23, 2007 1:31 PM PST

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restart - no operating system found.

by aer0s0ldreams - 2/23/07 1:31 PM

At first my computer had Windows XP Home installed. I recently bought Windows XP proffesional and i also bought a new hard drive (it is a 120gb Seagate). I do not know which one of these caused this problem but anyways...

I installed both XP proffesional and the hard drive normally and followed all of the instructions provided. Now when i RESTART my computer it displays an error saying no operating system was found. If i completely shut off my computer and turn it back on everything works fine.

I have also noticed that if i access C:\Documents and Settings i have a folder for all of my current profiles along with the username i had before i installed these two things. When i view the properties of this folder it says the size is 0 bytes and contains no files. If i try to open or delete the folder it says "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible." "Access is denied".

I would appreciate if someone could tell me how to fix this. If you need any other information on my system just ask. Thanks.

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