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Hard drive not found

Have replaced hd wtih a new one,the hd shows up in the bois,but when i go to install operating system,get a message that says no hard installed.

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    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    What do you have your boot sequence set to in the BIOS? Make your CD/DVD drive first (or second if you have a floppy drive and make it first) and the HDD last.

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Wayneard is correct. When you install a brand new hard drive as the ONLY hard drive in the computer, there is no operating system loaded. The computer will try to boot from the hard drive and stop. Switch your boot order to have the CD boot first, and be sure you have the operating system installation CD in your CD drive.

Also, double check your hard drive connections. Be sure it is in the "master" position on the hard drive cable. If there is a connection problem, the system will complain after CD start that there is no hard drive available to install the operating system on!

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Gary
    Gary Dec 30, 2008

    Oh, and of course, after you have installed the operating system, remove the installation CD. You don't have to change the boot order, as the system will find the operating system on the hard drive, but you can save a few seconds off the boot time by switching to the hard drive as the first boot device.

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    wd neojoneswd Jun 24, 2014

    gary is right. also, the boot from you dvd/cd will ask if you want to format the new HD, you will so click YES.

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