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Digidice reinstall on sata winchester

I have a problem, i bought a new sata hdd and when i start the windows installation after the the display appear " hit the key to boot from cd-rom" i hit after, the display is black and the computer is do nothing. I refreshed the bios. I dont know what should i do!The computer recognize the hdd! Please help me!

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If you remove the new sata hard disk does it still do this

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