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natdaddy1230

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I put a new harddrive in my frinds computer and when we try to boot up it says something about a cd and will not do any thing it is a old computer i told him to get a new computer but he said i mesed it up and i got to fix it help :whistling:
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Natdaddy, did you replace the old drive with the new one? Was the computer working with the old drive in it? Can you still put the old hard drive back in the computer and see if it will boot up windows?

You must know that when you put a new hard drive in a computer you must still Reinstall windows on the new drive with a windows CD.

Please give us more information so we can help you.

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i put the new harddrive as a slave drive. When that did not work i put i back like i got it and it did not work i tryed it every way i new t try but it still did not work.
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You need to explain the method yopu used to install the new Hd. Did you set the jumper on the back of the drive to the slave position and then hook the drive to the middle connector of the flat cable data cable? Is the old hard drive jumper set to master and it's hooked up to the end of the data cable? If so, then it should have booted to the old hard drive. How old is this computer? You must double check all connections and make sure all of them are good tight fits. How far apart did you take the computer to install the new hard drive? It is probably something simply you have forgotten to do or hook up causing it to not boot. Let me know what you are doing. Do you have the computer to where you can work on it? We can do a diagnose check thru to make sure everything is hooked up and working.

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When i took it apart to put the new hd in all i did was take the old one out and i took the cable out bloow it out with a can out dust remover and put it the two hd back in and it did not work so tryed puting it back like it was and it still did not work i tryed ever thing i could think of but is still did not work.
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When i took it apart to put the new hd in all i did was take the old one out and i took the cable out bloow it out with a can out dust remover and put it the two hd back in and it did not work so tryed puting it back like it was and it still did not work i tryed ever thing i could think of but is still did not work.

look on the back of the old hdd, stock drives have the jumper set on cable select, put it on master

Edited by AnthonyJ, 29 December 2006 - 05:23 PM.

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i got it working i took the old hd out and it started working now my frind is mad he thout that if i did not fix it he was going to get my computer i told him he was crasy.
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