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Old 05-31-2005, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default help me....BIOS problem?

alright i would not consider myself a newbie. i have had trouble installing a 80gb wd caviar se hdd on an old m/b. it is not the 32gb or the "64gb" barrier. initially had some trouble getting it to register but eventually was able to format and install windows. i had an error with the BIOS still retaining an entry for a cd-drive i had removed and ran auto-detect to try and correct it. auto-detect hangs. after this my computer no longer acknowledges the presence of my hdd. please advise

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Old 05-31-2005, 12:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try clearing the CMOS?

take out that battery for the amount of time the manual tells you and then place it back in

also, pc chips isn't a good//reliable brand, so it might be the mobo's problem


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its alright i managed to rectify this problem during the afternoon. thank you for your help. i was aware pc chips is'nt the most reliable lol and i had already tried clearing the cmos both by removing the battery and using the clear jumper. for anyone else who may encounter a similar problem i solved it by removing the new hard drive and reattaching the old one, then running autodetect. i booted with the old hdd then shutdown removed it and replaced it with the new one and all is fine again. if i had the money i wouldnt encounter any of these problems because id have a brand new computer but i dont so i make do
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