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Old 09-30-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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I put the computer together and when i start up to set up the BIOS it says no hard drive detected, I have all the cables hooked up to it but it still doesn't detect it. What's the problem here? Also, to set up BIOS do I have to put in the motherboard CD?

First time doing this, sorry for the question.

Edit: It also says express gate is not installed... this is this needed?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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Plug the HDD into SATA 0 or 1. I'm not sure what they label the first one. You shouldn't need to set up the BIOS.
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Yeah, that fixed the problem. I read in the book and i was like "DOH!".

Thanks for the reply. Do I need to put in the windows installing disk now? Not quite sure what to do from here.
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Yes. Because you don't have an OS installed I don't think you will need to switch the boot order. Go ahead and pop it in. Don't forget to format NTFS style.
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How long does it stay at the blue window screen? I've been watching it for 10 minutes now... I'm trying to install vista btw.
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I've never installed Vista, but for me blue window screen means 1 of 3 things:

1) Formatting
2) Loading basic drivers
3) BSOD!!!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:21 PM   #7
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I just don't want it to be sitting there. and it's not that blue screen it's the vista blue screen
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