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Problem with sata HDD probably?

The motherboard is ecs 915G-A. HDD 160 GB SATA, ATA DVD combo,RAM 2x256 PC3200, VGA onboard. OS: Windows 2003 Server. After bios reset I can't install any OS on my computer. For example: Windows XP installer starts and try to check hardware configuration then black screen appears, and nothing more. Only silence. Please, help me to solve the problem.

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Check the bios settings first. if you can see your sata hdd and dvd rom drive then you can install it with no problem. or else try to replace the cables of the hdd if the hdd is not showing up in the bios.
also check that the hdd is set to master drive and dvd also set to master as they are on different connections.

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