I need help big time with the A7N8X-Deluxe

By Need2learnhow2 ยท 7 replies
Oct 15, 2005
  1. ok here is the deal i got this computer that works good but i took the hard drive out and deleted everything that it had on it. I got it from a company that was going out of bussiness. so when i deleted everything i put windows xp pro on it and then i connected it back to the A7N8X computer and now it wont boot up not only that it tells me that the primary and secondary controller or somthing like that is not connected when it is please help me what do i do
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if I am reading you correctly you removed the hard drive and put it on another computer and installed windows there? Why on earth would you do that? when windows installs it installs the HAL which is Specific for the hardware on the machine that windows is being installed on. so if the computer you installed windows on isnt the same as the one you moved the hard drive to your gonna have problems.

    first, check the cables the one you have may be defective, second how is the hard drive jumpered? if it is a newer hard drive then you might try removng the jumper altogether as long as the IDe cable the hard drive is on has no slave drive attached.
  3. Need2learnhow2

    Need2learnhow2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok how do i get to the bios when the cokp starts
  4. emptyreality

    emptyreality TS Rookie

    Press the Delete key. (Or the Del key if you don't have a Delete key).
  5. Need2learnhow2

    Need2learnhow2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok kool and then from there will I be able to boot from cd-rom?
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you will after you set the CD Rom as first boot device. and make sure you use the "save & Exit" option when exiting the bios.
  7. Need2learnhow2

    Need2learnhow2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok kool wish me luck
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    One thread wasn't enough ?
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