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Old 06-09-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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How do I get my new hardrive to work with my new motherboard? I've hooked everything up but nothing comes on the screen. What do I do?
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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wat u mean your bios dosnt come up?
do u have the power and ide or sata cables in correctly to the
motherboard and hard drive
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, your bios needs to come up in order for you to do anything. When you turn your computer on, do you see anything?
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it u mean xp dosnt come up thats cuz u have to install it
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And if you mean nothing at ALL comes up, then the sata or ida cables are not connected properly. Or it can be a number of problems. Did it work before you hooked up your new HDD? Unplug it, and check. If it is a new build, it might be anything, PSU... etc.
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make sure if its a new build
your cpu has a cooler on it =P i no it seams stupid
but people can be that stupid
and that all power is connect
oh and the biggest factor of all!
your pc is plugged into a power outlet that works
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:26 PM   #7
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okay i got bios up now what do i do
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boot up your OS, or install it.
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u do no how to install an os right?
cuz if u don't u probably should not be installing a hd
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okay i got bios up now what do i do
check to make sure all the setting in bios are correct, and the boot order to boot from the cd drive to install the OS.

boot menu : example

1st boot = cd drive
2nd boot hd (hard drive)
3rd boot = usb or :A drive
4th boot = none
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