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Ram+HD upgrade, HD problems. Gateway SX 2110, D1F-AD motherboard.

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October 5, 2013 2:35:27 PM

i have tried upgradeing the ram and harddrive in my desktop pc, the pc is detecting the ram. but when i first tried installing w7 on the disk in this pc it gave me a No boot disk has been detected or disk has failed. Error. So i took it to my other pc, installed w7 disk on it, just fine and thought if i put it in the gateway now, it should boot win7, but it gives me the same error. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

New HD : Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

New Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

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a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2013 3:11:27 PM

It's unlikely that the HDD will boot in your PC after you've installed the operating system elsewhere.

The best thing to do is install the HDD into your main PC, and ensure that BIOS detects the drive.
If it does, great. Then boot from the Windows 7 disc and select your drive when the option appears.

If BIOS doesn't detect your drive, flash the latest version.
Your board may be too old to support 6GB/s but who knows.

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October 5, 2013 3:19:15 PM

joesklar said:
It's unlikely that the HDD will boot in your PC after you've installed the operating system elsewhere.

The best thing to do is install the HDD into your main PC, and ensure that BIOS detects the drive.
If it does, great. Then boot from the Windows 7 disc and select your drive when the option appears.

If BIOS doesn't detect your drive, flash the latest version.
Your board may be too old to support 6GB/s but who knows.



my bios did detect the hd, then i did put the w7 on the HD, and i made sure that it was a F: drive in my pc, and then again checked that it worked on boot.

the bios for the SX 2110 are pretty basic, compaired to my pc. so i am guessing that the D1F-AD motherboard in the pc doesnt support 6gb/s, is there a way i could use a 3gb cord ? or another solution around that, or just get the new motherboard and proceed from there.

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a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2013 3:25:46 PM

Can you please list your full system specifications?
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October 5, 2013 3:33:07 PM

joesklar said:
Can you please list your full system specifications?


what do you need? this is basic stock pc from walmart besides the ram and harddrive. it is a gateway SX 2110 and the motherboard is Acer D1F-AD
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a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2013 3:35:21 PM

Just make sure that when you install Windows 7 onto the drive that it's in that PC.
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