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#1 Andrew D'Angelo

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:11 PM

For certain reasons, i cannot disclose what OS i was attempting to install. But I have HDD with all the OS files, but when i try to boot it up, all i get is a flashing -. I tried changing the boot flag to YES via Cute partition manager. Didnt help? Any other help?

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 05:37 PM

We'll need a lot more information to start helping with this one.

Such as:
What system specs?
What make and model system?
What make and type hard drive?
What was flashing?
Was there any response from the BIOS?
Was there a POST screen?
Were there any beeps when it started to boot?
Where in the boot sequence did it lock up (but we'd have to know the OS in order to figure this out)?
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:06 PM

If these certain reasons are becuase its not a licensed copy you may want to read the Forum Rules

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#4 Andrew D'Angelo

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:11 PM

Its not an unlicensed copy.

and here goes the system specks

Asrock P4VM890 MB
80gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA
P4 HT 2.4ghz.
256mb PCI Nvidia FX5500
My computer booted up as normal. And i chose the HD with the OS i wanted on it.(I have 2 hdds, with two different OSes). And all that happend was a little flashing dash like this one -. That usually means the boot flag is set to NO..so i used Cute partition mananger to set it to yes. and it still dosent work. Hope that helps!

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

I'm just curious why the OP went to so much trouble to...create an issue.

...and this is supposed to be the Internal Hardware portion of this website...I'm still waiting to hear a hardware problem described.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:18 PM

it could possibly be a hard drive. THey dont ahve an operating system choice. So i cant choose that.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:12 PM

OK.

You have 2 hard drives installed...you think 1 may be bad.

Big question...have you thought about running any diagnostics on either drive? That would tell you a lot more than I can.

Second big question...what is the boot loader you are set up to use?

Third question...any error messages of any sort?

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