When I trun on computer it starts up and freezes at the section where it wants to boot up from the cd instead of the HD I have to restart and press F11 to ask it to boot from hard drive. And now I recently added a new second HD but that has not change the issue HD 1 80GB 2nd HD 500 GB both are Western Digtial 1 is IDE other is SATA please help.
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Re: Boot up issues will not boot up from HD
IDE and SATA do not mix unless setup properly. I would use the SATA one as main hard drive and set the other up as an external one on USB Try resetting the BIOS to boot from CD on ter lower part of boot screen will tel you the key to press to access the BIOS setup Usually one of these keys F2 CTRL+ESC or DEL when in BIOS check and set to boot from CD
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You didn't provide any details on what OS you are running or trying to load, but here are some steps to verify.
1. Ensure that the procedures you used to create your bootable USB device or bootable CD are correct. These will not boot unless they have a boot loader installed properly on them.
2. While running your existing system, ensure that you can actually view the files on your USB device or CD (in case either device is not actually working).
3. Ensure that the BIOS settings set the boot priority to USB or CD ahead of the hard drive.
You can press del or F2 key to go for BIOS then you can go to the BOOT MENU to change the boot device. Select First boot device and change it to the CD-ROM then press on F10 to save the changes. Please restart the computer then your computer boots to CD-ROM.
First remove the hard disk and see whether you have boot error if you have boot error insert the os cd in to drive and boot from the cd if it works fine you have a problem with the hard disk to clear the hard disk problem use a desktop computer and insert the hard disk as slave in the desk top and boot the desktop with the original drive then right click my computer click mange then disk management and find the laptop hard disk the delete all the part ion in the laptop disk then switch off the desk top and insert the hard disk in the laptop and reload the OS
Why do you revove the cd? DONT do that, just let the installation go on until it finish.
When xp restarts you will be asked if you want to start from the cd, if you do press any key, DONT press anything at all, let the system starts from the point of installation that it needs.
BTW, did you set the boot correct? boot ONE the cd/dvd, boot TWO the HDD
well u could try going into ur bios befor it freezes and make it boot from the win98 cd instead of ur HDD or use a boot disk or just take ur cmos battery out and it will reset ur bios so it should work
I am having the same issue. Clearing/reset the bios will get the board to boot up, but when turned off and started again the board will not boot. you will have to clear the bios again. The board seems to be rebooting itself continuously before it evens get to the POST.