i bought a WD1001FALS Western digital 1tb hard drive, only to find out it was a mac hard drive. I researched and formatted the system to NTFS with my old hard drive, but when i try to boot without the old one it doesnt load, it just stays in the boot screen. I installed windows xp on it. Please help
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First, the model WD1001FALS is compatible with your desktop. It is not a Mac hard drive.
You must install the operating system in order to boot with the new drive. Please click the link below for a guide to reinstalling Windows on the new drive.
there is an apple sign on the hard drive, and i did install windows XP on it, but it still didnt load, i ran a dell hard ware test and it failed the Smart Short self test. Should i keep trying to fix it or just return it?