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Installed second Hard drive and caused issues.

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August 5, 2013 10:51:26 AM

Hey guys.

So I maxed out my 250gig HD and wanted more space. I took a hard drive out of an old computer and installed it in mine. I started it up and it said "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

Assuming that my computer took the second hard drive as primary I rebooted and went into the boot menu but it was secondary. So then I proceeded to turn off my computer and take out the second hard drive. When I turned my computer back on I received the same message. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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a c 99 G Storage
August 5, 2013 11:04:56 AM

check the connection on the first.
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a b G Storage
August 5, 2013 11:11:30 AM

Hello... you can change the order of your boot devices in your BIO's by using your NUMPAD PgUp/PgDn or arrow keys... high light the drive, on the proper BIO's screen, and use the keys suggested... to eliminate your boot up problem.
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August 5, 2013 11:22:11 AM

Haha alittle embarrassing but it was unplugged when I pulled it to check the serial. But to keep this going. When I have both fully plugged in it doesn't boot with my primary. Instead the dell logo comes up and says no boot device detected. (Old computer was a dell. I built the one I'm using now.) any fixes for this?
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a c 99 G Storage
August 5, 2013 11:23:49 AM

do what Ironsounds said. Go into bios and change the boot seq
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August 5, 2013 11:56:45 AM

Thank you guys for the fast answers. I'm still learning most of this stuff. Formatted it and it now works. Thanks again for everything guys!
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August 5, 2013 11:58:18 AM

I could only select one person for answered but I would also like to thank ironsounds for his answer.
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