Hard drive locks my BIOS (can\'t boot off CD-ROM with HDD inside) Tags: CD-Rom Boot Hard Drives Software Components Last response: September 17, 2011 1:21 PM in Components Share leialoha72 September 17, 2011 12:53:07 PM Hello, What software do I need to make a hard disk drive or CD to run or boot from. Looking for a free software out there that is capable of doing that. More about : hard drive locks bios boot rom hdd inside | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mbarnes86 September 17, 2011 1:21:30 PM We need a lot more details about your PC before being able to offer advice It does not look like a software issue. Hard Disk & DVD on Serial SATA or Parallel PATA (=IDE = ATA)) cables ? (2 devices on one ATA cable needs correct jumper settings on hard disk) what is boot order in BIOS ? Do you have an operating system on Hard Disk ? is this a new build ? did it ever work ? ...... regards Mike Barnes | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Hard drive locks my BIOS (can\'t boot off CD-ROM with HDD inside)> Related ressources: ForumHard drive locks my BIOS ( can't boot off CD-ROM with HDD inside ) ForumBios recognizes CDROM , but won't boot to it? ForumCan't boot off drive or floppym, but can cdrom on Armada M.. ForumPC keeps freezing at random. No BSOD, just hard locks up. ForumNeed Expert. Mobo, GPU, HDD or PSU? Computer won't fully boot ForumI used another hard drive to get cd-rom on the boot sequence ForumCan't get to POST with new Mother Board with HDD connected ForumWindows xp doesnt see my sata hard drive , but the bios does ForumFailing hard drive : Shows in BIOS , can't access files ForumWhy can't I boot from my CD-rom drive ForumHow to boot from usb flash without bios support and without cdrom and floppy ForumCan't boot how can I format a hard drive ForumWhich is The Most Reliable Hard Drive Brand? ForumToasted hard drive ? Can't boot at all...HeLp! ForumResolved: GA-MA790FXT-UD5P boot problems ForumPSU Help ForumComputer is slower after bios update ForumPhenom II 955 Compatiable with GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H? ForumWhat can we do with pentium 3 computer ForumGood cpu with a gtx 550ti More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !