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New hardware won't boot from disk


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#1 Spuddz

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:11 PM

Hello. I just upgraded my mother's computer by putting in my old motherboard and a new Western Digital hard drive. When I try to turn it on and boot from the XP disk to install it just repeats the message: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. I have tried doing what it says and made sure the boot priority was in order in the BIOS but nothing is working. I have also tried using a different CD/DVD drive that is SATA instead of IDE and that did not fix the problem. I have also switched out cables. PLEASE HELP!

Edit: here is the link to the motherboard specs http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=3644734

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#2 l33tissw00t

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:19 PM

Hello. I just upgraded my mother's computer by putting in my old motherboard and a new Western Digital hard drive. When I try to turn it on and boot from the XP disk to install it just repeats the message: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. I have tried doing what it says and made sure the boot priority was in order in the BIOS but nothing is working. I have also tried using a different CD/DVD drive that is SATA instead of IDE and that did not fix the problem. I have also switched out cables. PLEASE HELP!

I'm assuming you knew what you were doing inside the PC.. so, did you make sure bios settings were correct? (not just boot order)

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:22 PM

Yup everything seems right...Also to add on..this motherboard is from a manufactured computer...

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

Yup everything seems right...Also to add on..this motherboard is from a manufactured computer...

It's probably not what I'm thinking.. but - what model MB and HD is it?

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:58 PM

Motherboard is now posted on my original post.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:59 PM

Is latest bios firmware installed?

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:01 PM

i wouldnt be able to anyways...

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:19 PM

In order to update the BIOS a CD or other removable media must be connected. I know you've changed your boot order, have you removed all other devices from the boot order except the optical drive?

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:25 PM

Yes i have.




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