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New hard drive in old system -- help please?

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April 8, 2011 9:38:33 PM

Hello,
The hard drive on my old Dell system died. I finally got around to replacing it. When I turned it on to load the operating system, it freezes up. Black screen with white words, last 3 lines say:
AHCI BIOS installed
Intel (R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R Copyright 2003-06 Intel Corporation All Rights Reserved

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April 8, 2011 9:42:47 PM

Does your computer POST?

if so, check in BIOS for the Startup Order. Make the CD-ROM first and HDD second.

What OS you installin on it?
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April 8, 2011 10:10:51 PM

rozz said:
Does your computer POST?

if so, check in BIOS for the Startup Order. Make the CD-ROM first and HDD second.

What OS you installin on it?



XP
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April 8, 2011 10:21:52 PM

Thank you! That worked of course.
I feel stupid now, because I should have know this, just haven't done it for a while.
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April 12, 2011 5:05:28 PM

be sure to make as best answer! ;) 
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