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Ibm r40 2722

I have the above machine.
It has had a recon motherboard and up graded cpu 1.8GHz.
I put machine back together by placed parts around base to test machine is working.All works discs install.
Great I thought.
I completly built up laptop an screwed all parts together.
When I came to power up all works accept no discs will install or can be read.Keep getting setup.exe or d:\ faults.
I don't understand why fault has appeared only since I put it back together.

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Check in all the connections and chek in the status of the dics if you feel is connected properly, in device manager.
at the end recheck all the connections and just press the disk so as to confirm the correct connectivity

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