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#334093 - 5th Jul 2009 4:40pm Help: New PC
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I've just bought a AMD QUAD CORE Phenom X4 9500 Hybrid SLi Motherboard and 2GB DDR2 Memory. I have installed it into my old Tower and booted it up but I keep getting

"Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot media in the selected Boot device and press a key"

????? I have just put a windows Vista CD in but im getting nothing... I did get to a windows screen once or twice and it started to load. but then I got a blue screen. NOT a BSOD but a lighter windows screen and all that I could see was the mouse curse and I could move it around.

what am I doing wrong? any help?

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#334096 - 5th Jul 2009 4:54pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: Wheels]
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Can you get in the BIOS?

Could be the boot up order.

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#334104 - 5th Jul 2009 5:18pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: ]
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what should be the order?

its on a blue screen now and i can move the mouse arund. im just leaving it for half hour on the screen to see what happens.

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#334105 - 5th Jul 2009 5:18pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: ]
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press the del key on your key board and enter the BIOS

you should find a boot order.
slect HD00
or HD01

Or better still unplug anything you have attached to it?
it sounds like its trying to boot from a memory stick?
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#334106 - 5th Jul 2009 5:22pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: Mark]
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...or from a sata drive that is set up wrong?

Need...more...info...

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#334112 - 5th Jul 2009 5:49pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: ]
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Ahaar! it just tried to load windows smile

but then it said that this copy of Vista could not be loaded frown bummer. need a new OS

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#334113 - 5th Jul 2009 5:53pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: Wheels]
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Balls!

now says

"BOOTMGR is missing"
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart

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#334114 - 5th Jul 2009 5:55pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: Wheels]
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Re format the drive and start again
to do this set your DVD/CDrom drive as your first drive
set your hard disk drive as your second drive typcially HDD0
or it may say C:
or even Hard disk drive
save the settings in the bios, then re boot the system make sure your windows vista dvd is in the drive, it will automatically load up follow the process for re formatting and re installing windows vista.
plenty of youtube videos on how to do it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlVrasOnKo
katrina


Edited by purfek (5th Jul 2009 6:00pm)

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#334116 - 5th Jul 2009 5:59pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: purfek]
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Ah thanks. im just getting another OS now as the recovery disk does not seem to be working.

I shall try the steps as soon as I have the new OS smile

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#334154 - 5th Jul 2009 8:02pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: Wheels]
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Originally Posted By: Wheels
Ahaar! it just tried to load windows smile

but then it said that this copy of Vista could not be loaded frown bummer. need a new OS


Yeah...try XP cos Vista is poo!

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#334160 - 5th Jul 2009 8:37pm Re: Help: New PC [Re: ]
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xp now installed smile

prefer vista tho

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