Install new hard drive into IBM Thinkpad R32

February 23, 2011 at 09:46:16
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Pent 4 1.6GHz w/ 512MB RAM
I'm installing a new hard drive into a coworkers laptop which is an IBM Thinkpad R32 and I did a System Restore to the old hard drive and that worked fine. He bought a new larger hard drive and he wants me to install Windows XP Pro SP3 onto it but for it doesn't recognize the CD-ROM drive once the new hard drive is installed so I cannot boot to the Windows XP CD. Is there a way to get the CD-ROM Drive to work so I can load Windows? I'm sure it involves loading the CD drivers with a boot disk but I'm not sure how to proceed. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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February 23, 2011 at 10:35:16
The easiest thing to do would be to clone the old drive to a new drive with cloning or ghosting software. I've used Symantec Ghost exclusively, but there are other cloning tools available:

You may need to access the laptops BIOS and change the Boot order so the CD/DVD boots before the hard disk.

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February 23, 2011 at 12:57:20
You have to get the cd to be seen in bios. Until that happens you can't select it as the boot choice.

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