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January 29, 2011 7:45:58 PM

I bought a new hard drive with a custom built PC and when I try to install windows 7 it says select boot device or something like that and to press any key. I do that and the computer restarts. If it helps it's a western digital caviar black 500 gb. Motherboards asus m4188td-v evo
AMD phenom IIx4 965 3.4 ghz. I can't even get into the bios sometimes. Now with my old hard drive that I'm using now I can get into the BIOS. Would the DVD drive have anything to do with this?

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January 29, 2011 8:40:42 PM

The DVD drive should not affect the BIOS finding the WD HDD. Make sure you have connected the WD 500 to a main SATA port (not one of the jmicron ports), and that both ends of the data cable are firmly attached, and that you have a SATA power lead connected to the WD HDD. Then re-boot, enter the BIOS to make sure the BIOS sees the HDD. When BIOS sees it, you should be able to boot to the W7 installation disk.
January 29, 2011 8:41:50 PM

The BIOS does see it. I'll try again.