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March 29, 2014 9:39:27 AM

I was in the middle of just searching the internet and watching movies when my PC crashed and when I turned it back on I got this menu. Now in a knee jerk reaction I bought a new HDD to which I would like to say it isn't making the same noises as my old one that I "think" crashed not 100% sure after reading some of the other forum posts. Well I've gone into the Bios menu switched the Boot Order around to HDD first then CD and made everything else disabled. First I just disabled Floppy as I read that was a problem in somebody else's case but that didn't help. I also have Windows 8 in the CD tray ready to install when it finally works. I've tried almost everything that I've read. The clock in the menu is on time so it isn't that little battery that went dead. I've checked the connections to the HDD that's brand new out of the box an hour ago. I'm just at a lose right now hoping somebody has had this same exact problem and been able to get it fixed.

Nick Schafer
March 29, 2014 9:53:59 AM

The error you are getting indicates that your PC is trying to boot from the new hard drive (which is of course not possible yet).

If you are all set to install Windows, you need to make the CD/DVD drive the first boot device so your PC boots from the Windows disc.
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March 29, 2014 10:00:23 AM

I'll give that a try. The problem is sometimes my PC doesn't read Discs in the tray for some reason never figured out why for that let me switch it and get back to you.
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March 29, 2014 10:04:57 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
The error you are getting indicates that your PC is trying to boot from the new hard drive (which is of course not possible yet).

If you are all set to install Windows, you need to make the CD/DVD drive the first boot device so your PC boots from the Windows disc.


I tried it same thing came up even went back to make sure it saved the CD drive as the first drive and it did.

Really confused at this point
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March 29, 2014 10:09:19 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
The error you are getting indicates that your PC is trying to boot from the new hard drive (which is of course not possible yet).

If you are all set to install Windows, you need to make the CD/DVD drive the first boot device so your PC boots from the Windows disc.


Ok after letting it just run for a few minutes I got this menu.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. (To which I already have my disc in)
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc... not important

Enter=OS Selection


SO I'm just going to roll with enter I haven't gotten this menu before so I'll see what it does.

*EDIT: Back to the Reboot screen again....
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