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How do you reboot pc after fitting new hard drive?

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Can I override the bios at startup so that it will recognize a new hard drive - for linux?


There should be no need to play around with your bios settings. Linux will install on a brand new hard drive as the sole operating system, or on an existing hard drive alongside Windows without any problem.

If you haven't already got a Linux distro, have a look at
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Download whichever version of Ubuntu you prefer (LTS- the long term support version is recommended).

When the .iso file containing the operating system had downloaded, burn it onto a dvd, or install it on a usb drive.

Insert the dvd into the drive and restart or switch off/switch on the computer. The dvd will then kick in and offer you the choice of trying Ubuntu without installing, or a full install.

If you're using a new, empty hard drive just follow the on screen instructions and Ubuntu will install as the sole operating system.

If you already have Windows on your hard drive Ubuntu will give you the choice of either erasing Windows or installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. It's your choice.

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows creates a dual boot hard drive. At start up you just choose which OS to use - Windows or Ubuntu. If creating this dual-boot system Ubuntu puts a (Linux) boot loader into the Windows OS so that Linux is recognised.

If you save the Ubuntu file to a usb drive you then have to change the bios settings so that your computer uses USB as the first boot device. Then restart your computer so that it boots in from your usb .. and Ubuntu will begin installing.

Whichever you use - dvd or usb - during the installation process Ubuntu will ask you how many GB of hard drive space it should use? You do not need to physically partition the hard drive. Linux will do it for you.

If it's a desktop PC you are using with Windows on the first hard drive and are fitting a second hard drive to install Linux on, or have installed Linux on the second hard drive .. and find that Linux doesn't appear at start up, it's because there's no Linux boot loader in Windows.

I quit using Windows many years ago.

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What does error codeBIOHD=8 mean


It means your PC thinks the hard drive is starting to fail (the S.M.A.R.T. system has indicated a failure is imminent). There are some other things that can cause this but I would highly recommend that you back up any important data onto another drive/flashdrive or CD/DVD in case it is failing.

Dec 18, 2014 | HP Computers & Internet

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It shows me no boot device available what is the problem


have you left a disc in any Drive (cd, floppy Etc.) if you have remove it, else it is not finding your hard drive, try checking in the bios or check the boot order. If problem persists then it could be a hard drive failure, looking in the bios you should see your hard drive listed but if you dont know what your looking at get someone who does to check your devices (HDD, CD drive Floppy if fitted) in the bios for you.

Feb 03, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6-1230us notebook. I noticed some skipping on my programs so decided to restart my computer. Upon restarting it I ended up with a startup failure screen, so I had it launch startup...


Get a new drive in a caddy and boot your computer within safe mode (press F8 as it loads).
Copy all you can to the new drive.
If you cannot do that, buy a replacement hard drive and load your system disk in the CD Rom drive booting from it. When the system is loaded and running, power the desktop down, fit the old drive and set the jumper as SLAVE.
Boot up your desktop and there will be what is left of your data on drive D. Copy all you require before it is too late!
Hope that helps.

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Will not take restore disk


Then it looks like you have either a faulty hard drive, or a corrupt windows installation..
If you cant boot your PC, you may need to buy a new hard drive.
You can fit your old hard drive later to recover any files you dont want to loose, you can do this internally or with a usb hard drive caddy

Jul 26, 2010 | Compaq Evo D510 Minitower (Open Box)...

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After restore with acer discs keep getting disk boot failure. Just fitted new hard drive as old one seized


You instaled the restore disk onthe new HD?

this is a problem with the drive,

try using a different power plug for the drive, check that every thing is pluged in all the way on the drive side and mother board side,
check the jumper in the back of the drive make sure its in the right spot,

If the restore disk worked with the new drive try to rerun them,

It could be a bad drive or bad install,, the restore disk look ok clean?

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4600c not operating system error message bootmanager missing


You might have to go to the BIOS of your computer to ensure your drive is recognised. Once it shows there, make sure you change the Drive as your first boot device.
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Ranjit www.supportminds.com

Aug 14, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Boot Failure


i am assuming you have allowed the bios to detect that there is a different hard drive fitted as it will be looking to boot from an non existent drive. If you have fitted a new HDD with an operating system already on it then you will have to repair windows as its a change in hardware. If you cant get the bios to see the drive then the motherboard has an IDE or Sata connector problem.

Sep 13, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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HDD making clicking noise/will not boot into windows


the clicking noise will be the platelettes or the head trying to park inside the hardrive. there isn't a lot you can do ;if you can no longer boot into windows, the hard drive will need replacing and you may not be able to see anything from it unless you have a usb to ide cable adapter to view any files. You may be able to retrieve your important documents from it by fitting the drive as a slave drive after you have installed the new one as a master.

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