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Old 06-09-2006, 03:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I build my first system. everything is new but nothing works.

powered on and got a "no disk attached" message.

the only clue i have is that the motherboard bios is set to read a sata and my harddrive is ide or something along those lines. Machspeed PT88AS motherboard. but if i boot from my cd-rom i still get the same message.

please help.
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What kind of hdd do you have?? Is it a sata? And do you have the cables installed properly?
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it's a Maxtor 20gig IDE. the current one i'm using.

i understand the possible sata/ide conflict

but why can't i boot from a cd?
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make sure you have the hdd as master and the cd on slave if they are on the same cable. If they are on seperate IDE channels (two cables) then set them both to master. And make sure you have the bios set to boot from cd.
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