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Problem with boot

Sir, When i first put together this pc, I had issues intially with the ram. The pc wasn't booting so I experimented and found that I could only get 1 stick of 512 to work. Soon after that, I noticed that the PC wasn't detecting my CDROM drives. It now recognizes them, but once I got the system to recognize the drives, it goes to a screen that says "Wait..." and it does not go any further. The entire system locks up. I can get my windows install disc to boot, but it notifies me that it does not detect an IDE drive. I let the pc sit on the "Wait..." screen for 2 hours with no success. Any help would be great.

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Re: Problem with boot

Is your jumper setting in your cd drive correct? during boot up, does your computer detects your cd rom drives? cd rom drives must be in slave. Check also your ide cable, be sure its not connected reverse.

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