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My dell won't boot. The bios tells me it can't find the hard drive. I installed new hard drive, changed the cables, cmos battery. If I try to reload the OS it will start to load then just shut down. What do you think?

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  • exbert Aug 26, 2008

    hi, I have it set on auto detect already no luck. I thought it was strange that it would just shut off during the install. Could it be a power supply issue?

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Check in the bios that it is your new hardrive it is seeing, and not your old one still sitting in thr bios memory, as taking out the battery doesnt always delete the cmos memory.

There shoul be an option in the bios to auto recognise the drive

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