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Computer won't boot

My computer will not boot past the bios with my SATA HDD. All I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I know all my parts work, because I put my HDD into another computer and it booted. I tried putting an IDE HDD into my computer and it booted, but it isn't mine. Also, when I try to use the Windows XP disk to reinstall, it checks the system's configurations, then goes blank. Can you help me?

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  • Fabian Cervantes Dec 05, 2007

    Not running it in RAID mode. I had it working before as Standard IDE.

  • bob_the_b Dec 21, 2007

    I have the same issue the fiest response should have read the problem discription a slower the system fails ro complete POST ? If you attach a sata device to the on board connectors ?



    The system was running in this configuration, boot IDE have sety up 1 drive for data on the sata? if you unplug the sata drive the system completes the POST and boots the OS off the IDE drive. NOTE you can shut down the system and plug the sata drive in and some thime it will come up ? have checked connections reset bios etc..etc.... I do mean sometimes most of the time it hangs before completeing the POST with a flashing prompt/cursor

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Did you load the raid drivers?

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Did you load the raid drivers?

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