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I installed a new hard drive getting error HELP!

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July 27, 2010 12:33:47 AM

Hello,
I was getting a disk read error before so I bought a bran new Hard drive, installed it and im getting this error message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key" I'm lost on what to do or what is wrong, I cant run any CD to install windows, in the BIOS it goes CD/DVD then my hard drive. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? and please explain things in simple terms. Thanks!
a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 12:54:16 AM

Instead of going into your BIOS and selecting the CD/DVD drive to be the first boot sequence, I would press F12 (BOOT SEQUENCE) and select your actual CD/DVD name to boot from. This should get you past this issue (well... it did for me when I had the same issue).
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July 27, 2010 1:07:58 AM

I tired that, not working :( 

Also when I do that, it doesn't give me any option of choosing anything.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 1:19:53 AM

Try F8... or look for the BOOT SEQUENCE key during startup and press it. BIOS are different on different motherboards, so my key might not match yours :) 
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July 27, 2010 1:25:31 AM

Okay i found it was F11, BUT it's still not working, and I'm still getting the same error I got from the start "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and pres a key" :??: 
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 1:31:02 AM

Are you selecting the name of the device (typically the last one, if running one drive) and not just the generic CD/DVD drive?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 1:39:45 AM

Your CD/DVD has a make or model number that should be listed. For example, my Blu-ray Drive shows as Optiarc when I go into the BOOT SEQUENCE. My DVD Burner shows up as TSSTcorp.
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July 27, 2010 1:46:24 AM

Well not sure if this will help but, when I go to F2 and opn the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, then i go under BOOT there is the device priority
1st Boot Device [Sata : PM-ST9250410A]
2nd Boost Device [CD/DVD : M-Optiarc ]
3rd Boot Device Network : B05 B00 YU]
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 1:48:57 AM

When you select F11 and all the devices come up, you want to look for M-Optiarc and select it to boot from.
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July 27, 2010 1:56:01 AM

Do you mean the CD/DVD SM - Optiarc DVD RW AD - 759?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 1:58:56 AM

If that is what it reads in the BOOT SEQUENCE screen, than yes...
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July 27, 2010 2:00:55 AM

Yeah I've tried that and still nothing, lol :( 
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July 27, 2010 2:01:38 AM

Still getting the same damn error message lol
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 2:15:16 AM

Couple of other things to try, as I Google this issue...

One... Do you have another DVD drive to try to rule out any issues with it?
Two... Is the SATA controller set to either IDE or ACHI versus RAID?
Third... Is the cable correctly plugged into the motherboard & DVD drive?
Fourth... Can you switch out the cable with another one to rule out a defective cord?
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 2:21:37 AM

Note... You want the SATA controller set to IDE or ACHI... not RAID. My last post wasn't clear on that.
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July 27, 2010 2:23:27 AM

I will have to take apart my whole laptop to try those steps, but I'll give it a try lol
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 2:27:42 AM

I didn't realize this was a laptop, so skip the steps 3 & 4... :) 
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July 27, 2010 2:30:29 AM

How do I do the set up on the IDE or ACHI versus RAID?
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July 27, 2010 2:37:53 AM

This is a new hard drive there is nothing on it, how do i install windows on it? I tired installing it from a USB and I would get this error "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl+alt+del"
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 27, 2010 2:43:42 AM

You have to make a boot USB device with Windows installed on it, which you'll need to Google to find out how to (I've never done it so I can't walk you through it).

You are trying to use the Windows Operating disk to install the OS through the CD/DVD drive correct?? Just want to make sure I'm clear from your last post...

Can you provide me with your laptop's make and model and hopefully I can download the manual to help answer your last post.
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July 27, 2010 2:49:13 AM

I have windows 7 on a USB and windows vista on CD, my laptop is Alienwear m9700i - r1
Ive tired installing both, but both times ran into problems

The missing BOOTMGR is what happens on the USB
and the other issue happens on the CD

Talk about a big mess huh? lol
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a c 235 V Motherboard
July 29, 2010 8:38:06 PM

Is the issue still outstanding or were you able to find the solution?
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