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Old 09-03-2010, 08:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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you need to go into your bios, and select the drive you are using with the instal cd and selcet that drive to boot off of, and don't feel stupid, all of us didn't know what to do at some point in time
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you need to go into your bios, and select the drive you are using with the instal cd and selcet that drive to boot off of, and don't feel stupid, all of us didn't know what to do at some point in time
Alright maybe this is my problem, but when I select which drive to load off of, it only shows my ssd and hdd, not my optical drive. I used the hdd ide thing to hook the optical drive up since i didnt have another one, do you think that could be my problem? And once again, thanks to all those who have helped me.
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is the optic drive power plugged in ( it uses a molex to power it )
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Isw the ide cable upside down? Or was that just floppys that werent keyed?
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who uses ide any more? I didn't know you could get a board with ide
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no the ide is fine. its plugged in, and the computer reconizes that its hooked up, its just the boot part that it doesnt reconize.

Alright thanks for the help, it was the ide cable. Um, installing windows now, I'll keep you all up to date!
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who uses ide any more? I didn't know you could get a board with ide
Most board still comes with one or 2 ide slots.
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