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 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hard drive locks my BIOS (can't boot off CD-ROM with HDD inside) Forum Can't boot off drive or floppym, but can cdrom on Armada M.. Forum Can't boot of off my cloned hard drive. Forum Laptop Bios somewhat recognizes hard drive but can't boot into it? Forum SolvedI turned off SATA hard drive in BIOS and loaded win 7 how I cant get it back Forum SolvedCant find CDROM for 1st boot option in bios Forum Hard Drive not detected by BIOS! Can't boot Forum bios shows cdrom listed with hdd under ide periferals but does not show under boot menu as the hdd does Forum can't boot or access bios with hard drive Forum SolvedInstalled windows 8 and now cant boot off a hdd with windows 7 Forum SolvedCrashed Hard Drive/HDD. How to retrieved files inside? Forum Usb connecter broke off inside the Hard drive, please help Forum Hard drive will store data, but can't boot OS off of it... Forum My WD External Hard Drive's USB Port broke off inside the unit. I opened the external casing to attempt to reattach it however Forum BIOS recognizes hard drive, but can't boot Forum SolvedUpdated Bios, now my fans constantly run at full speed and mobo won't boot off of primary hdd Forum SolvedNew build - wont boot to bios if I connect HDD, SSD or DVD drive! Forum SolvedSecond HDD detected in BIOS, not in Computer/Hard Disk Drives Forum SolvedI can't decide between a 256gb boot drive w/ 1tb hdd or one big ssd like a 500gb evo? Forum Windows 7 not booting, can't enter bios after hard drive fiddling Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !