Hard drive locks my BIOS (can\'t boot off CD-ROM with HDD inside)

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.
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  1. 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
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