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Old 08-28-2004, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, I got my system up and I can go into the BIOS, But when I exit, the screen goes black for a few seconds and then it says:

"Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Now is this where I put the OS cd in and "press a key"? What do I do from here? Thnx

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Old 08-28-2004, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It might mean it can't detect your hard disk. Check the boot order in BIOS than see if you have connected each hard disk and cd-rom drives with an IDE cable and a molex (white translucent) power connector. If they are connected with both already than set each device's jumper to cable select.

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Old 08-28-2004, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah what they all said. Check your boot sequence in the BIOS. If you already have an OS installed it needs to have IDE-0 as the first boot device, if you don't then have your CD-ROM as the first boot device and start installing
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