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#1 gerry58

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:23 AM

I have an MSI PT880 NEO (V2.0) motherboard and I would like to load Windows 7, but it tells me it cannot read the DVD. I load an XP DVD and it reads that just fine (same brand DVD for both) but stops and tells me it cannot locate a hard drive. What setting on the motherboard am I overlooking?

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:05 AM

I would start by going into BIOS and verifying that it sees the hard drive as well as the DVD player.

How old is that DVD player? There may have been issues between single layer and double layer. The XP may be single while the Windows 7 might be dual. New DVD players are about $35 at New Egg. (they will burn as well)

I hope this helps.

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I would start by going into BIOS and verifying that it sees the hard drive as well as the DVD player.

How old is that DVD player? There may have been issues between single layer and double layer. The XP may be single while the Windows 7 might be dual. New DVD players are about $35 at New Egg. (they will burn as well)

I hope this helps.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:50 AM

I have verified the hard drive is present in bios and the dvd player is brand new.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:52 AM

Well, you need to verify whether it is the board or the DVD player. If you can borrow a DVD player to substitute, you could hook it up to the MSI motherboard and see if that works. If it does, then your new DVD player is not doing its job.

Also, try that DVD player on someone else's computer and see how that runs.

There are not a lot of settings on that motherboard. As long as you are using compatible hardware, such as CPU, memory and cabling (master/slave or Cable Select), the MB should not be a problem.

Good luck.

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