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My friend's Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ECruz'N, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. ECruz'N

    ECruz'N Member

    Mar 10, 2003
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    Hi Folks,

    I hope if you can help with answers.

    My friend gave me his DELL Inspiron 1501 laptop.
    He said he bought a new hard drive that matches as
    his old one that's worn out. But he bought one with
    bigger spaces, 500 GB hard drive for the DELL Insprion 1501.

    When he installed the new hard drive, and was ready to install
    Windows XP Home Edition, an error message first comes up before
    you do anything else.

    The error message says.

    "Error Operating System"

    I tried to installed Windows XP Home Edition for my friend,
    I got the CD ROM going, it says "Press any keys to boot CD".
    Then all the sudden, that same error message
    "Error operationing system" showed up again, before ready
    to install XP.

    So, can you tell me what's this error message mean for this
    DELL Inspiron 1501 laptop for my friend who bought a 500 GB
    hard drive???

    He purchased it from "Amazon" and he found the exact same
    hard drive, accept it has bigger spaces.

    The one that he had and worn out was a 50 GB hard drive.

    Any boddy knows what's wrong here??

    Thank you,
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    does the bios see the new hard drive? is the cd\dvd drive the 1st boot drive?

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