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    System won't boot up

    Hope someone can help me because I am at the end of my mentally with this one!
    I have just installed a new hard drive in a pc and now on boot up say's hard disk failure. Took the new drive out - rebooted still says hard drive failure arghhh! check jumpers on drives, Check bios setiings all fine.
    On boot up pressed key to get to boot up menu - selected boot from hard drive - selected the harddrive that I assume is failing - machine boots up fine arghhhhhh

    Take out all other drives etc cd drive - reboot pc with the boot drive as the only drive in - get the harddrive failure message - go to boot menu - select hard drive - boots up fine to windows - reboot - get hard drive failure message.

    Changed IDE cable - same thing happens.

    Have tried every option I can think of.

    Machine is an AMD athlon tm 64 x2 5000+
    with 2gb memory

    The board is under a year old.

    Any ideas????

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    Oops should have said new drive is not boot up drive and is set to slave

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    If you go into the BIOS and look at the boot order is the hard drive listed there?

    It might be that one the new drive was found it knocked the other drive ut of the boot order and it has stayed that way regardless of weather the new drive is installed or not.

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    Yep It's in the bios and selected as boot up drive there.... this is totally puzzling because if the drive was faulty it wouldn't boot up when I go to boot menu...

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    Hmmm strange, is it jumoered to master at the minute? If so try it on cable select. (Or vice versa).

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    Boo hoo tried that very perplexing

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    I had this problem recently with a maxtor 20gb that was in a system. It was working fine, but I decided I needed more space in the particular box. I plugged in an extra 80gb disk, and then it wouldnt boot off the 20gb. It was completely dead - wouldnt work in a caddy or any other drive. So i dunno what caused it, but I ended up having to reinstall to the new 80gb. Granted, the machine was ancient, but I thought it a bit wierd that it was working fine and only failed when i plugged in the new drive.

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    Thanks for that but the drive works when I select it from the boot menu in the bios its a western digital by the way

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