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  1. PROBLEM SOLVED! I took it out to plug it back into my computer so my roommate could use his comp and I found the problem. It turned out that one of the pins in the back where the ribbon goes was shoved into the HD. So i took a pair of pliers and pulled it out and replugged it in and it worked. Thanks for all your help, I really wished I noticed that ahead of time.
  2. Sorry i wasn't clear. What Crazy_Nate said is right. I reformatted and reinstalled windows. This does not work for me because it gets stuck at "push any key to begin" and just stays like that with booting up. Can't be the cd, because I used 3 different ones. All of them were student edition service pack 2. I'll try the DSl next and update in a bit.
  3. Alright, so I disconnected my HD and plugged it into my roommate's comp for him to load up windows and the same thing keeps happening. I deleted the partition and created a new one and windows installed itself and restarted. Then I went to the BIOs and put load from HD first then cd, etc. This was all done form his comp, using my HD. It boots up and does nothing at all except say, "put in bootable disk or make sure it is a bootable drive." I checked the jumpers and have tried putting it on both slave and master, but to no avail. I'm beginning to wonder if it's the HD itself :/ Thanks for your time.
  4. I don't have any flash drives plugged in and have made it so that the HD is on the top of the list, still doesn't work for some reason
  5. I tried removing the cd from the cd drive, but then it just asks to insert a cd or boot from another device My HD is detected on the top of the list thanks for the feedback
  6. I made a new partition and reinstalled windows xp pro with service pack 3 I know all the jumper settings are correct and the HD is about a year old, but for some reason windows does not load when the CD is inside once it gets to the "hit any key to continue" page, I have waited 30+ minutes. after I hit a key, the cycle begins again thanks for the feedback
  7. hello all, HD: 300 gig Seagate 7200 rpm I was reformatting my computer and it doesn't boot from the HD after its finished. It goes through all the steps and to the part where it shuts down, restarts, but then starts loading again. I have gone through the cycle a few times and can't figure out why it won't boot from the HD. It stops at the "hit any key to continue" step. Thanks for your time.
  8. My old computer before it crapped out was using IDE on the mobo. So I figured I might as well just save some money and just use the old HDs and buy a mobo that supports 2 IDEs. The 300 gig HD is only a year old, so it seemed like a waste to buy SATA at the time. The optical and the HDs are on seperate ribbons and I made sure the mobo I bought had 2 IDEs placements, one for HDs and one for the optical drive. EDIT: I thought the SATA optical drive was more expensive and didn't check newegg >< I'm gonna return the IDE drive and buy a SATA one.
  9. the motherboard I have supports two IDE's, so one is for the optical drive and the other is for the two hard drives thanks again for the suggestions
  10. I checked and made sure that it booted from the master. The master HD is the Western Digital one, but otherwise everything is the same. I'm still transferring files on to my external before I reinstall Windows. I think it may have to do with the flashing of the BIOs, because everything was fine with the master/slave drives before the installation of the optical drive.
  11. thanks for the feedback I'm using microsoft windows xp pro 5.1.2600 service pack 2 build 2600 optical drive: LITE-ON 20X DVD
  12. I'm new on the site and thought this would be the best place to ask for advice. my new build: -Intel Pentium 4 631 Cedar Mill 3.0GHz LGA 775 Single-Core Processor Model BX80552631 -G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ -ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler -OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply -MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard -GIGABYTE GV-NX73G256D-RH GeForce 7300GS 512MB(256MB on Board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card -40 gig Western Digital 5400rpm - master (from old comp) -300 gig Seagate 7200 rpm - slave It was fast before putting in the cd drive, but boot time slowed down after installing it. The cd drive was the last thing to be installed because I ordered it after building my computer. I've defragged both drives and am pretty much stuck. The general performance of my computer is also slow and skips(for music) now too. Possible memory problems? Any advice would be appreciated.
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