• Boot disk failure, insert system disk an press enter" in new build.
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I built my new pc, when I turned it on, after the motherboard splashscreen, it gave me the message in the title. The hard drive I'm using is completely new and was bought today. I've inserted my Windows 7 installation disk and pressed Enter but it gave me to same error. I've rebooted but it still did nothing. I've changed the priority of the DVD drive in the BIOS to be first, yet it still did no help. I am trying to install Win 7 on the drive. Excuse any spelling and grammar mistakes, if there are any, I am using my iPod to type this out.
Try formatting the hard drive with a [url=http://gparted.sourceforge.net/]Gparted liveCD[/url] If that doesn't fix it, I do believe your hard drive is DOA. Shit happens V:smith:V [editline]20th April 2011[/editline] Nevermind, I can't read.
Does the hard drive show up correctly in the BIOS?
[QUOTE=not_Morph53;29313369]Does the hard drive show up correctly in the BIOS?[/QUOTE] Yes, it does.
Have you tried selecting the optical drive as boot device? and are sure everything is connected properly?
Yep, I've set "CDROM" as the boot device and checked the connections many times. I'm also using an IDE to SATA adapter on my optical drive. This one, if it helps (And if it makes a difference): [url]http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4143846[/url]
Are you converting IDE to SATA, or SATA to IDE?
I'm converting IDE to SATA.
Time for some process of elimination. Try booting into the DVD without have the HDD hooked up. If it comes up then the issue most likely the HDD or how you have it hooked up.
I tried unplugging the HDD but the message still comes up, I've tried multiple installation disks.
[QUOTE=hl2poo;29321209]I tried unplugging the HDD but the message still comes up, I've tried multiple installation disks.[/QUOTE] Let's see What does it say in the BIOS? CD Drive/whatever or Optirac/LG/Lite-On/whatever and a model number? If it's the first one, your drive/SATA -> IDE adapter could be broken.
[QUOTE=ze beaver;29321759]Let's see What does it say in the BIOS? CD Drive/whatever or Optirac/LG/Lite-On/whatever and a model number? If it's the first one, your drive/SATA -> IDE adapter could be broken.[/QUOTE] How can you check the optical drive model in the BIOS?
[QUOTE=hl2poo;29322218]How can you check the optical drive model in the BIOS?[/QUOTE] Well when you check the boot device, see what's listed there.
It just says CDROM. It also says "Hard Drive" instead of my HDD model but I can see my HDD model when checking if it's a Master or Slave drive.
[QUOTE=hl2poo;29322349]It just says CDROM. It also says "Hard Drive" instead of my HDD model but I can see my HDD model when checking if it's a Master or Slave drive.[/QUOTE] If you're using and IDE to SATA converter, I'm pretty sure you need to put it on cable select. Not 100% on that info though.
[QUOTE=hl2poo;29322349]It just says CDROM. It also says "Hard Drive" instead of my HDD model but I can see my HDD model when checking if it's a Master or Slave drive.[/QUOTE] See if you can get another CD drive to test it with, if not these things are pretty damn cheap. 20$ for a brand new drive :v:
Ok I got it, I don't know what I did to fix it, but I changed the jumper from Cable Select to Master, and the adapter had two SATA ports, I unplugged the SATA cable from the port it was in and plugged it into the second one, booted up the PC, and it recognized the CD in the drive. I am currently installing Windows 7 on my first build ever. This is very exciting. Thank you for the help guys, I appreciate it.
[QUOTE=hl2poo;29322808]Ok I got it, I don't know what I did to fix it, but I changed the jumper from Cable Select to Master, and the adapter had two SATA ports, I unplugged the SATA cable from the port it was in and plugged it into the second one, booted up the PC, and it recognized the CD in the drive. I am currently installing Windows 7 on my first build ever. This is very exciting. Thank you for the help guys, I appreciate it.[/QUOTE] Most of those IDE to X converters require the IDE device to be jumpered master. The bridge chips the converters use are usually really stripped down IDE controllers that lack a second channel and freak out when a non-master device is used on them.
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