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windows won't start from HDD

By daddocale ·
after installation win7 enterprise, windows won't start without dvd in dvd drive
asus a8n sli
2G of ram
250 Gb ide hdd
500 gb sata hdd

didn't want to install win 7 on sata (bios reads hdd 1st sata 500gb samsung)

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Just for laughs

by oldbaritone In reply to windows won't start from ...

can you set the HDD to IDE mode in BIOS for boot, and let the W7 drivers change it over after they're loaded?

I've had to do that a couple of times.

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HDD Boot order

by tintoman In reply to windows won't start from ...

I would guess you need to change the HDD priority in the bios settings to make sure you are trying to boot from the HDD that has Win 7 loaded

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