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New SATA Hard Drive. No boot device available


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#1 csmith94

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:12 AM

My older hard drive failed so I replaced it with a WD Blue Caviar Sata drive but when I boot it says no boot device available. What exactly are the drivers that I need for the Hard Drive? On the Wd website I only see diagnostic tools & burned the iso to a dvd but it will not boot from a cd.
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:22 AM

You will need to set up the CD-ROM / DVD-ROM To be the first boot device. There are no special drivers needed for a hard drive.

You will then need a bootable CD / DVD that contains the Windows Installation Media.

Edited by cryptodan, 17 September 2011 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:48 PM

I would also go into the BIOS...and ensure that the drive is properly detected/reflected...and that BIOS settings do not reflect SATA mode of operation.

May come in handy, http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm AND http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/syssetup.htm#wp1057460 .

You want the RAID/Autodetect/ATA setting for the SATA operation BIOS screen, I think.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:03 PM

I already tried setting the CD/DVD as the first boot device. the drive is detected & is on Raid autodetect

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:25 PM

See if ACHI is available or if that doesn't work check for Legacy IDE.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:55 PM

Thanks for the help. I just took a guess and used the DVD drive from my other desktop Pc & it installed Xp with no problems. Now I just need to upgrade my RAM of 504MB so I can update to Windows 7 or Vista




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