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Old 06-07-2006, 05:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 3 HDD
3 WD (1 Raptor)
I am trying to install windows in Raptor. This is what i do:
First bood device CDROM

PC boots from CDROM (shows: a bootable CDROM was found)
but it stops right there.

I have tried to disconnect the other 2 HDD but i get the same message and it stops again.


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Old 06-07-2006, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does the install process begin at all? Is it possible that the CD is just scratched/dirty/damaged?

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Old 06-07-2006, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The install does not start, it just shows the message "A bootable CDROM was found" and it stops. I have tried 2 or 3 CDs and i get the same thing.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try using a bootable floppy and booting up the setup from there.
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if the optical drive is set to CS , change it to master/slave
also reseat the ide cable & try another if the problem remains

check the mobo for bad capacitors and better use a flashlight as its kinda dark in there , see examples
if youll find any , rma if still under warranty , otherwise have em replaced at some electronics repair shop or buy a new one
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