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Installed new mother board.

I have just installed a new motherboard, in fact the system is now new except or the hard drive. I have gone through the settings trying to remember how to format the hard drive. I have so much other stuff going on my bran is not functioing i swear. Anyway this is the first new motherboard I have installed and I am now realizing there more to it than just plugging the damn things in. Cert 3 in IT really taught me stuff all. Anyway I would really prefer to fix it myself, I can get my lecturer to help but he shits me. Can someone offer sme advice,Please!

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  • northernsand Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks but the operating system won't load. The disk drive is showing it is attached, and functioning. I have gone into the boot settings and it is listed but the operating system won't load. Like I said because the hard drive is an old one I think it needs to be formatted first. The hard drive did run in another asus system, just won't in this one. That why I believe i have missed something in the setup, maybe to do with the boot set or something. Someone has suggested the drivers but they are on the disk with asus operating system which won't boot.

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If you did the assemble of your new pc than its time to install an operating system to your hard disk.

For this you should have a bootable cd of windows.
And than boot from the CD and than install a fresh window.

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