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Okay, so I decided that I would take parts of my pc apart today in order to properly mount my ssd and to remove one of the HDD bays. So I went as so..
Removed both side panels, unplugged ssd, hdd, dvdr, took out the bay, put case back together, hooked it all back up and BAM!
My HDD isn't there. So i try different power cable, no luck. Different PSU slot, no luck. Different sata cable, no luck. Different sata port, no luck.
So I switch everything back to IDE in BIOS. Try to reboot, still nothing. A friend told me to try to unplug the SSD, plug in the HDD and try to boot from my windows disc and see if I can get the installer to detect my HDD. So I try and BAM! my dvd writer doesnt want to open. The light is on, but it wont open. If I boot with both the HDD and SSD hooked up, I am able to boot windows because my SSD will work. However, once I get to the desktop I get the message....

"Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occured with your paging file config when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somehwat larger than the size you specified."

Im so completely lost that its not even funny and I just wanted to make my case look pretty frown.gif
Any help is appreciated. I will answer any questions about things I have and have not tried.
post #2 of 21
Did you properly shut down the PC and wait for it to have no voltage running through the motherboard before unplugging things?
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post #3 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by General121 View Post

Did you properly shut down the PC and wait for it to have no voltage running through the motherboard before unplugging things?

Pretty sure. All my LEDs were off, and then I waited until my fans completely stopped spinning.
post #4 of 21
Same thing happened to me. Apparently my drive is failing. Can't turn off my pc, or I risk not being able to turn it back on again and losing data. Lovely.
    
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post #5 of 21
have you got a printer atached to the pc if so make sure it and any other externall devices are disconnected except for kboard and mouse

do a comass reset only have one harddrive connected to start with use your dvd as your first boot device then install windows

i now it sounds silly but ive don it in the past while trying to install a new harddrive i forgot to remove the printer and im trying for hrs to install drive and it doesent recognise it because it thinks the printer is the harddrive

doing a comass reset puts the motherboard to defualt settings so it should be easier to install everything again
    
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post #6 of 21
Make sure all your power supply cables are connected and in the right place.
Make sure your sata cables share connected as they were before you took it apart.

Does it boot to windows?
What motherboard and drives do you have?
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post #7 of 21
not sure ho old your system is but if your running an ide hdd you gotta move the jumper to master or slave depending on what the hdd is...im so old redface.gif
     
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Your links don't work for me.
Which ssd do you have?

A bios normally has a way to check what devices are connected. Check your bios to make sure all your devices are detected.
Do all your drives show up in windows?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

The only thing that will show in my BIOS is my SSD..
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