Need help with fried hard drive

hi all. i am new to this site and looking for info. i fried my hard drive the other day with un-known reasons. i bought and installed new hd and had to order a restore disc(windows xp) from gateway and should be here any day now. do i just put it in and follow instructions or is there something else i should know about installing? thank you

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You should just be able to pop in your cd and follow instructions. assuming you have allready installed your new harddrive and changed the jumpers to what the old one was set at. Plus if your bios isnt setup to read the cd-rom before your hard drive you will have to change that so it will read the cd-rom first so it can boot from it.