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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:25 AM
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:46 AM
I'm no expert but try this, put in the 40gb as a master drive then put in the 250gb as a slave. It starts to load go to bios set your cd-rom drive as the first drive to boot from. Save your settings then put in a windows vista restore cd and boot that way. this should take care of your problem. I would leave both drives in the tower, use the 40gb as the os drive and the 250 as storage. Ounce everything is working ok then reboot (switch bios back to boot from the 40gb hard drive first. Then save and let it boot up again. This may help.
It could possible be something is not seated or plugged in proberly, and this is why you are not getting proper boot of bios.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:55 PM
The larger hdd won't do anything until you partition it, format it, and install the operating system. You should be able to access the BIOS by tapping Delete when the computer starts up, make sure the optical drive is the first device in the boot order, place the Vista installation CD in the drive and restart the computer and the computer should boot from the installation CD.
A consideration, make two partitions on this hdd, a small one of say 25GB, and the remainder for the second partition. Install the OS on the smaller partition and use the other partition for all of you files and non Windows applications. If you ever have to reinstall the OS you can simply reformat the partition with the OS and reinstall it, with all of you files and other application on the other partition they will not be effected.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:49 AM
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