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Cannot start windows after connecting an old HDD


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tadelaitis

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I got an old HDD from friend computer.
It was an IDE connection and my old one had a SATA connection. My Dell didn't have another IDE conneection, but my CD-Rom had two. So, I took one of them and connected that old HDD. When I turned on PC, it said: "Performing automatic IDE configuration... Drive 2:CD-ROM device
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No boot device available-
strike F1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility", and my Windows didn't start.

I went to bios and turned off auto boot, but when restarted PC it still says "No boot device available-
strike F1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility". I took off the old HDD, connected how it was before putting it in and turned on the PC. But it still says "
No boot device available-
strike F1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility" and don't start Windows 7. What should I do?
Thanks

P.S.
I ran hard drive test in bios, and it said there is no hard drive.

Edited by tadelaitis, 29 March 2010 - 06:04 AM.

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did you go back into bios and return the settings to the previous settings after removing the ide hard drive
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I've reloaded default bios settings.
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