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Old 04-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hard Drive wont boot after installation of new SATA DVD burner

I am pulling my hair out in frustration .I have a Aspire SA 80 Desktop.
It has a SIS 661 GXM main board and a SATA 80 gig hard drive.
I am running Xp. I have 750meg of Ram and one iem cd burner,
I tried installing a new LG H62n DVD burner with SATA connections.
There is a open plug for the seta connection and a power plug.The Burner came with the seta connection as well as the power connections.I installed the writter in a few minuted but when i powered it up .The hard drive stalled and i just recieved the standard ACER screen ,No movement .
[I] unplugged th the new hardware and it booted up no problemo. I thought of changing the boot sequence but got unglued and had to reset the default values on BIOs.I have limeted knowledge in this sphere Please help other wise i have to shuffle off and pay some to do it for me.I dont want to.
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Is that Linux XP?

This may be the wrong place to seek help for hardware issues or Windows boot problems.
Old 04-19-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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Unplug the SATA dvd drive. Look over the motherboard carefully. You may have seperate SATA connections for optical drives (cd/dvd) and hard drives.

It sounds like you've plugged the dvd into a hard drive connection. Now, when you try to boot, tne XP bootloader in the MBR is looking for a bootable OS in the dvd.

As a test of my suspecion, try putting a livecd or livedvd in the drive, then power up.

What happens?

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