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Will not boot with hard drive plugged in.

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Last response: in Systems
January 25, 2013 1:03:22 AM


I've just finished my first build but have not yet installed an OS. When I have just the cd drive plugged in the OS installer will start fine. If I plug in my hard drive as well the screen freezes on 'reboot or insert etc.'.

I have tried moving the hard drive around the sata ports but all have the same result.

Both are being detected in the bios.

More about : boot hard drive plugged

January 25, 2013 1:43:19 AM

Set your boot order in the BIOS, put the CD drive as primary boot, HD secondary. It's hitting the HD first, not finding boot files and erroring.