New hard drive in old system -- help please?

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. Thank you! That worked of course.
    I feel stupid now, because I should have know this, just haven't done it for a while.
  4. lol :lol:
  5. be sure to make as best answer! ;)
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