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February 15, 2014 3:34:59 AM

Hi guys. I have put together a small PC for my mum using a Core i5-2400 (LGA1155), 8GB Patriot DDR3, Seagate 2TB Barracuda HDD and an ASRock H71M-DGS mobo. My problem is coming when I am attempting to boot the PC for the first time. I have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a USB and I have burnt the ISO onto a DVD as well. When I turn on the PC, I press F11 to go into the BIOS and set the boot sequence. The mobo recognises the USB and DVD, but when I continue to boot, I get an error telling me that there isn't any boot media available. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

As an alternative, I plugged the HDD I will be using in this build into my PC and installed Windows 7 on it using the same copy. When I plugged it into the ASRock board and tried to boot from it from the BIOS, I got the same error as above.

Please help.

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a c 122 V Motherboard
February 15, 2014 11:08:16 AM

You said " The mobo recognises the USB and DVD" but you didn't mention the HDD. Does the HDD show up in the BIOS? Have you tried unplugging/replugging the cables to the HDD? Maybe try a spare cable? Tried the HDD on another port?

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February 15, 2014 3:42:56 PM

This is a first boot, so the HDD doesn't have anything on it. I tried installing windows to it from a separate pc, and the BIOS then recognises that the HDD is a boot option, but the same error occurs.
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a c 122 V Motherboard
February 15, 2014 4:08:34 PM

You cannot install Windows to a HDD in one computer and then transplant the HDD to another computer, unless they were identical hardware. To many driver differences.

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February 15, 2014 5:14:13 PM

Y0GI said:
You cannot install Windows to a HDD in one computer and then transplant the HDD to another computer, unless they were identical hardware. To many driver differences.

Yogi


Then what would you suggest?
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a c 122 V Motherboard
February 16, 2014 11:06:53 AM

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Then what would you suggest?


Are you positive that your USB and DVD burns were successful and properly done to be bootable?

Yogi

Edit: Have you tested the USB and the DVD on your other computer? Will they boot that computer?

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February 18, 2014 12:15:13 AM

Y0GI said:
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Then what would you suggest?


Are you positive that your USB and DVD burns were successful and properly done to be bootable?

Yogi

Edit: Have you tested the USB and the DVD on your other computer? Will they boot that computer?

Yogi

It was actually an issue with the ISO image itself, but thanks for suggesting booting my other PC. Wouldn't have checked otherwise.
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a c 122 V Motherboard
February 18, 2014 6:35:17 AM

You're welcome! Glad that you got it figured out.

Yogi
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