dumb hard disk or is it me

By shafmed ยท 5 replies
Aug 15, 2007
  1. dumb hard disk or is it me...plz help...URGENT

    my problem is dat im not able to boot my pc using any boot cd(i put to boot from cd in BIOS) if i put my 250gb sata seagate drive as my 1st drive(primary master).

    the screen shows "Press any key to boot from CD...", wen i press any key the screen stays blank and it freeze(gets stuck....)

    but if put this drive as second drive and put my other drive(80gb sata maxtor) as my first drive, it works fine..

    the hard drive is detected in BIOS.

    my pc config is P4 3.06GHz with HT, 1.7gb RAM, intel 915gvwk motherboard.

    cud any1 plz giv a solution for this

    thanks in advance
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "Any boot CD"? It looks like you only bothered to try Windows.

    Are you sure your keyboard is working at the time of the prompt?
  3. shafmed

    shafmed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cant boot from Windows boot cd , from ubuntu nor fedora boot cd. yes the keyboard was workin and im sure about it.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, Fedora or Ubuntu boot CDs do not ask you to "press any key". What happens when you try these?
  5. shafmed

    shafmed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it just hangs.....does not boot..........
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Have you checked that the master/slave jumpers on all the drives are set OK
    What happens if you set them to CS (cable select)?
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