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Setup W2K Doesn't detect Hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jdmxek4, Apr 29, 2003.

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  1. jdmxek4

    jdmxek4 Thread Starter

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    I am running a Intel D845BG mobo and have a 6.5gb hd connected to IDE0. I launch my machine and I can see the harddrive in bios as well as my other devices. When I start Windows 2000 setup, it says that it can't find boot partition to check signature. It gets to the initial setup and gives me 3 choices. to repair, setup, or exit. I choose install fresh copy. Then I get the error message, "Setup cannot find any hard disks installed on your computer" Press F3 to restart.

    I have tried all jumper combinations on the hard drive, I know the hard drive is good but can't get Windows 2K setup to recognize it. Please Help.. I have tried everything.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. rockinmale

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    Have you tried using a different ide cable?
    Also have you tried a bios flash?
     
  3. jdmxek4

    jdmxek4 Thread Starter

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    yes I have tried changing IDE cables and flashed bios.
     
  4. rockinmale

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    Did you try loading win2k from a bootdisk and leaving your hd as the first boot device?
    Need a bootdisk....
    www.bootdisk.com
     
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