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Harddrive not recognized

I installed a new harddrive, but now when i boot up my computer,it says non system disc or disc error.

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  • dvdheg May 11, 2008

    its f10 on my compaq it tells me no harddrive installedf

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Please update bios

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If it is a new disk with nothing on it you will need a boot disk (floppy or OS boot disk) to format it and install your operating system.

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Check the system settings with F2 on start up..you may need to turn it back on at that level..

Posted on May 11, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2008

    well..then..you'll need to turn it off, hit the reset, reboot..enter it again, and then turn it on, recycle it one more time..

    and then you can decide how good the solution is.

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