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Old 01-28-2006, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy problem: harddrive is not read at all on new computer, help!

hello

here is the stats of the computer i JUST built:
AMD 4400+
gigayte ga-k8n-SLI
corsair RAM (2 512 mb)
7800GT
maxtor harddrive (200gig, SATA)
x-dreamer case


my problem is this: i have not yet put an operating disk in the computer, but i tried laoding the harddrive disk becuase the comptuer could not see it at all axcept in the RAID bios

i installed it and ran powermax to format it, it said there wan't any harddrives at all

so i go into the BIOS and enable RAID, it still wont read it. I keep messing with BIOS, and setting for about 5 hours,

customer support is in another country so i cant call anyone. Also, every time it boots (past the bios) it says:

"Media test failure, check cables"

ok, i check, EVERYTHING WAS FINE! After that message ther was:

"Nvidia corporation
intel corporation"

..this is an AMD! Lastly there was:

"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press ENTER"

i do, it laods a little, few minutes later is says the SAME THING!

what do i do? (also it says no drives in any slaves/master ports except the cd drive wich i switched just to see what will happen, nothing did)
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