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If XP was not installed on the HD from your computer then the computer won't boot from it. Reinstall it.
The system may not see your HD. As you boot, go to the boot menu and see if the HD is listed. - If it's not, see if the HD is well connected to the motherboard. - If it is then re install XP.

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