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April 25, 2011 2:28:10 AM

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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April 25, 2011 7:13:54 AM

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.
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April 25, 2011 4:35:38 PM

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.
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April 26, 2011 5:21:27 AM

ok so I installed a new copy of win. 7. I got the same message, even though windows is running fine. Any suggestions?
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April 26, 2011 11:42:12 AM

Have you installed your Sata drive into the very first hard drive sata port?
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April 26, 2011 2:17:25 PM

eknolton82 said:
ok so I installed a new copy of win. 7. I got the same message, even though windows is running fine. Any suggestions?

What is your boot order in BIOS? As said above check which connector you are on.
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April 26, 2011 11:06:03 PM

I cant access bios. It says to press escape to enter bios but when i do it does nothing. It then tells me I have no hard drive and loads windows. My hdd is connected to the first sata port.
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April 27, 2011 5:15:13 AM

Most Asus boards you have to press del (delete) key?
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