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I also tried to boot various cd disks no give. It still doesn't work. I tried reset factory defaults on bios, remove cmos battery, remove hard drive and bot still nothing. Are we missing something?
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Did you change the boot sequence in the BIOS to 1st: CD/DVD drive 2nd: HDD save the settings and exit?
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Yes, I also tried to use the media selector and chose to boot from Cd Drive.
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Can you remove the HDD and power up to see if you get the same error message on the screen, post back the results.
The next step is to try using Puppy Linux, here is a tutorial on "how to" http://www.geekstogo...47#entry1809447
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I also tried to boot various cd disks no give. It still doesn't work

What were these disks?
What version of W7 retail or oem (is it the full OS or recovery disk only)
Is there any sign of life from the CD/DVD drive when there is a disk in the tray, does it spin/work?
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(Windows 7) Retail disks and Oem disks (Vista). Yah I can tell if the cd-drive works or not because when i go in to the bios and select the boot error if there is an exclamation mark next to the cd-drive it means it isn't working.
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Windows 7) Retail disks

That is the disk that is required.

Yah I can tell if the cd-drive works or not because when i go in to the bios and select the boot error if there is an exclamation mark next to the cd-drive it means it isn't working.

Not sure I know what you mean, what you have described is the Device Manager and you will not see this whilst the system will not boot, that asides it is not what I asked, does the CD/DVD drive spin when you boot with the W7 disk in it, it is important that you answer this question because if the drive is not working you are wasting your time attempting to boot from it.
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The cd drive does work and what i was trying to say about the exclamation point was this. Posted Image Anyways the cd-drive works also (The floppy is not really there just shows up for some reason.).
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Thanks for the picture I understand what you mean now but unfortunately this does not prove that the drive is functioning correctly, it only signifies the drive is enabled in the BIOS so it is possible that the read part of the drive is bad so preventing the disk from booting.
Can you answer this question? Does the CD/DVD drive spin at high speed when you boot with the W7 disk in it?
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Oh, sorry yes it does. It spins and all.
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Thanks, that suggests the mechanical part of the drive is ok.
Have you tried disabling the Network Adapter, as can be seen
in your picture, this should prevent the BIOS from detecting
it the next time you attempt to boot up.
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Yes I have
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Well this has got me stumped, I can`t think of anything else to try other than removing
the MB from the chassis and only attaching the video to start with then the HDD etc to
see if you can get the MB to POST that way.
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I have a laptop. And thanks I really appreciate your help! :D
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No worries, if I think of anything else to try I will post back.
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Ok, Thankyou :D
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