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enyawd

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I have new MSI motherboard and AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ cpu. Msi model k8t890m2-V. I am trying to load win xp. When I boot to cd-rom it says "press any key to boot from cd". I press key and nothing happens. Then it tries to boot from Harddrive. If I unhook harddrive it will boot with cd. Of course no harddrive found can't continue. I have tried swapping out memory sticks, bought different harddrive, clearing bios and restarting, tried new cdrom, I have checked all the boot sequences. I have disabled harddisk boot alltogether then cdrom will boot but then win xp install does not find any hard disks even though hard disk shows in bios All parts are new and have no luck. I,ve been working on this for days--Does anyone have any ideas?? I have checked all drives in different computer and all work!
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Neil Jones

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Is it a SATA drive?
You're not trying to use the SATA power-connector and the four-pin connector together at the same time are you?
Have you tried a different power supply?
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Yes it is a Sata drive. I am only using the data connector and 1 power conector. The drive is recognized in the bios. I have also went from 400w power suply to a 500w. I have tried Sata drive in another computer and it works just fine.
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Looks as if there is a BIOS problem. If the board is new and under gurantee try to replace it with another one. If not, try to download and insatll the latest BIOS update.
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Look in the BIOS for an option that allows you to toggle the SATA type. You can often toggle it between IDE and RAID. You want it as IDE, as Windows should then pick it up when you boot off CD.
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Thanks for the replies. I did contact the manufacturer and they are going to replace it since they walked me through all the steps i have already performed.
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That particular board has known issues with being doa. If you get one that works it is great. However I am sure MSi is aware of this and that is why they were so willing to give you a new one. The new one should work and good luck.
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