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How do i get my system to recognize my drive

uogen
18
hi ,all
when i connect harddisk and cd drive and go to setup windows and boot page appear i doesnot find my drive ,what is problem
note i changed data cable to make sure the error doesnot come from it
Jan 9 '09 #1
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DonRayner
489 Expert 256MB
Has your HD been setup in the BIOS yet?
Jan 9 '09 #2
uogen
18
yes ,I still in BIOS because there is no OS to operate and HD is empty
Jan 9 '09 #3
DonRayner
489 Expert 256MB
@uogen
What I meant is. Does your BIOS reconize the HD? If is is it enabled?

Do you have your BIOS setup to boot from the CD first?
Jan 9 '09 #4
uogen
18
BIOS doesnot recognize any drive
Jan 9 '09 #5
DonRayner
489 Expert 256MB
You are going to have to recheck your HD conections to the power supply and to the mother board. Also check any jumpers on the back of the HD.
Jan 9 '09 #6
uogen
18
I check all connection to HD and CD (power, data)and BIOS still not recognize any thing
Jan 9 '09 #7
DonRayner
489 Expert 256MB
You say it doesn't see the CD either? Try disconnecting the HD, make sure it's set to boot from CD first and see what happens.

** IMPORTANT ** your first boot device has to be CD if you want to install to a HD without an OS already on it.
Jan 9 '09 #8
Nepomuk
3,112 Expert 2GB
I wonder: How exactly are you determining, that the BIOS isn't detecting anything? Because the error might be right there in the way you're using it. Could you give us a step-to-step list of what you do?

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Jan 10 '09 #9
uogen
18
hi,
first press delet and i went to BIOS page and chose boot option and select boot from CD first then HD and press f10 to save and exit but after few min appeared contain(no operating system)
when i go to show my drive i donont find any drive(either primary or secondary)
Jan 10 '09 #10
DonRayner
489 Expert 256MB
After pressing DEL to get into your bios and while still in your bios, check to see if your CD\DVD drive is being detected. If it isn't, try a different CD\DVD drive and\or data cable.

If your DC\DVD does show up in your bios then get yourself a new Windows install CD.

How about supplying some specs on your system.
Jan 11 '09 #11
uogen
18
hi,
i changed every thing(HD,CD ,cable) ,expect motherboard,ram
what about motherboard ,the error may be come from it , right?
Jan 12 '09 #12
Banfa
9,061 Expert Mod 8TB
Were you using 2 separate cables to connect your HD and your CD? If not had you configured the jumpers on the HD and CD drive so that 1 was the master and one was the slave?

Most modern motherboards have multiple IDE channels so you should be able to connect the CD to one channel and the HD to another channel which is the best option.
Jan 12 '09 #13
uogen
18
hi,
i connected HD on cable and CD on the other but i didn't find either HD or CD ,after that i coonected 2 by one cable but also ididn't find any thing
i saw in BIOS
IDE MASTER ->none
IDE SLAVE ->none
what can i do?
Jan 13 '09 #14
Nepomuk
3,112 Expert 2GB
Did you then scan for the drives in BIOS? Because some BIOSes don't recognise them automatically, you have to instruct them to search. Normally, there should be an option "Automatically find Devices" or something like that.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Jan 13 '09 #15

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