Hello,I am new to this. This is my first build. I have a asus m4a79xtd motherboard and a previously used western digital 150g sata hdd. It starts bios, then says no hard drive detected, but then starts to boot windows xp. It then blus sceens and the cycle starts over. I booted ubuntu from disk, and it works fine, but bios still does not detect hdd and I cant access bios. Any suggestions?
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If you are trying to boot on an old Win install for your older hardware then this would be normal since the drivers do not match your new hardware. Repair install would be minimum required and a full install recommended. The harddrive message is probably a boot order message with a none existing drive (sata connector) before the OS drive.
So your using and old hard drive on a new build?
You always do a fresh Windows install when you replace a motherboard.
You can't expect old drivers for old hardware to work on new hardware, it's common sense.