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That was my next suggestion.
Take the ribbons out from the MOBO
Switch them around and I bet the Hard drive will now be the primary master hard drive.
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I apologize if I came across as making you feel dumb. That is not my intentions at all.
I am only saying that the Maxtor should be where the cdroms are and vice versa.
By disconnecting the ribbons from the connections on the MOBO and switching them around. The Maxtor will now be the Master Primary Drive
This is what you want.
From there we can continue.
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rebooted Maxtor is Primary
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Dont worry dont feel dumb just a little PC dumb
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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Now we can continue with getting you up and running.
Now is your system booting correctly and going into windows?
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no stil the same all I did was restart is that the same as reboot
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when I restart its making a lot of noise (squeaks and squaks)never did that before all of this went down
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Like beeps?
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yes
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By same do you mean the system does not boot?
We can check that but I want to make sure what you are hearing.
There are System Beeps that can tell you what is wrong.
They come in a code pattern and depending on which code is what is wrong.
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Does the pattern match any of these?

Beep Codes:

No Beeps: Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals

One Beep: Everything is normal and Computer Posted fine

Two Beeps: POST/CMOS Error

One Long Beep, One Short Beep: Motherboard Problem

One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps: Video Problem

One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps: Video Problem

Three Long Beeps: Keyboard Error

Repeated Long Beeps: Memory Error

Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps: CPU Overheating
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alot of one second beeps I now show Primary master Hard disk error
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Just an FYI. While digging through the bios boot order, I am pretty sure that this board will allow a boot from any drive on any cable. Thats what It sounds like to me.
We have configured the computer to have the main boot drive on the primary. That is where all computers like it to be.

Do we have a hard disk failure? I say that because of......

when I enter Maxtor
Type (Auto)
Maximum Capacity 0MB <----------
Config Opts Selected By BIOS
LBA Mode : Not Supported
Block Mode : Not supported
PIO Mode : Not supported
Ultra DMA : Not supported
Cable detected : 80 conductor


We may have to run hard disk diagnostics.
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OK what do I need to do
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Click HD diagnostic in my signature below. Choose the manufacturer of your hd (Maxtor in your case). Download the tool. Running this will tell us if there is a problem with HD itself. If not then we will pursue other hardware or software possibilities
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