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new comp, HD not recognized?

By dcraft
Jun 7, 2007
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  1. I just built my first computer and followed 2 sets of instructions to the letter. But I can't figure out why when I try to boot from disk to set up my hard drive then XP, it says it cant find my HD then logs me into BIOS? I look at the drives and it recognizes my HD in SATA 0 and my CD-rom on he IDE master cable? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated
  2. dcraft

    dcraft TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh

    also HELLO! I'm new :)
  3. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith TS Rookie Posts: 130

    Check your boot preference in the BIOS.. and make sure the SATA is mentioned in Boot to. also make sure your SATA is set to MASTER... nothing else works correctly when booting to SATA.
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