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BIOS detects harddrive, but hangs in boot sequence

By Infinitynexus ·
Assembled myself a new computer yesterday and turned it on, everything was just dandy and ofcourse, it told me that DISK BOOT ERROR INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER error like it was supposed to.

Today, it now locks up right after doing BOOT FROM CD/DVD and the underscore below it just blinks forever. System does not respond to ctrl-alt-delete at this point.

It gives me the error its supposed to just fine if I disconnect the harddrive (which is SATA) and just let the dvd drive be.

Changing cables and sata ports yield no results, neither does changing the cd/dvd drive.

So, what is wrong here? Harddrive might be shot already?

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So what are you trying to load here?

by OH Smeg In reply to BIOS detects harddrive, b ...

That is the important thing and will tell us what is going on here maybe.

Generally depending on the M'Board used you need to set the SATA to Native or something like that for the SATA Drive to be usable without the need to install any SATA/Raid Drivers, so if the system is booting normally but hanging on being unable to find a usable HDD you either need to change the way that BIOS addresses the SATA HDD or press the F^ Key for any Windows Installer to be able to load the SATA?Raid Driver/s.

Col

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Did try native

by Infinitynexus In reply to So what are you trying to ...

Tried native, it rebooted the computer right after DMI.

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Well them what is involved here?

by OH Smeg In reply to Did try native

A complete list of hardware and would be helpful.

What date is the BIOS Showing here as well?

Col

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