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Bought a hard drive & each time I put the cumputor on it tells me I have an invalid disc & wont let me start up till I pull out the conection.

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This is going to be a very general answer because I have almost no information to go on.

You computer is trying to boot off the new drive (it thinks it is C:) and cannot because it is a new drive.

If your drive are connected with a wide cable (about 1.5 inches) you have IDE drives. If your drives are jumpered as Cable Select and on the same cable, swap the physical locations of the drives. Otherwise make sure your old drive is jumpered as Master and the new one as Slave.

If they are on separate cables, the old drive should be connected to the primary controller and the new one to the secondary. Since you are having problems, swap them.

If the cable is a narrow one (about 0.5 inches), you have SATA drives and you need to go into the bios to change the boot sequence. Because I do not know the make and model of your computer I cannot be specific, try pressing the DEL key as soon as you turn on the power, this method is the most common.

I also predict that your next question after this works will be why windows does not see the drive. But, that is the next question. Right now see if this works, if not please post the make and model of the computer, the make and model of the drive and your operating system.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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