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#1 sparkey

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:18 AM

:thumbsup: i took out a hard drive from my old pc and put it in my other pc thinking i could have a extra drive for space i formatted it but it then after a while came up with an error. So i put it back in old pc thinking it would be fine i now have this error disk boot error insert system disk I have checked the jumpers and tried cable select and master settings and still get error i am sure i have cables in right but i am unsure where the cable from the hard drive to the motherboard go? as i may have it in wrong slot although not sure. Could it be because formatted it that i get this error? what can i do?

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:25 AM

You don't have an operating system on the hard drive that the system is trying to load. Do you still have a hard drive that has not been formatted?
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

yes i have the other pc that i regular use but i am cautious about putting that disk in this pc again as it came up with an error last time thats why i put it back in the other one.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

Well,if it said "error disk boot error insert system disk" that it is probably because it is trying to load off of the empty hard drive, try to enter bios and see if you can select boot device and also make sure the hard drive that has been formatted is set to the slave drive with jumpers.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:51 AM

i have been in the bios but the drive is not showing up i also did the detect thing in bios and it didnt detect anything. it is set to master at the moment as i put it back in my old pc where it came from i have already set it to slave before and it said the same thing. also the hard drive makes a funny noise. :thumbsup: what can i do.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:16 PM

Since it is in your old pc make sure it is set to master and installed properly. Then insert a system disk if you do not have a windows system disk then maybe try to make a disk using you new pc. I would recommend going to http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download and after you download ubuntu , burn it to a disk. As for it making a funny noise I can only tell you it either works or it does not. Some hard drives make noises that aren't funny and some make noises that are funny (lol). If the hard drive is hooked up correctly, configured correctly and your system has the recommended specs then it should work with ubuntu.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

thanks will see how it goes :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:27 PM

also the hard drive makes a funny noise. what can i do.

More than likely it is getting ready to die. Could be why you are getting errors. It is usually a clicking sound

You cannot take a hard drive, with an OS on it, and put it in another machine and have it boot up. If that is what your intentions are
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