My PC won't read the HDD or the CD-ROM

Lenovo / 94402cu
July 1, 2011 at 23:43:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.995 GHz / 2038 MB
Hi. I have a HP desktop and it won't read the HDD or the CD-ROM. I tried to put a new HDD in it and it didn't help. Also when I tried to boot from the CD-ROM with the operating system CD it didn't do anything. In the BIO-s it says that the HDD is not installed same with the CD-ROM. Could it be the Mobo? Please help. Thanks!

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#1
July 2, 2011 at 01:30:10
what is ur motherboard make\model?
for now all i can say is that its the motherboard but to be sure of this,u need to try the HDD and cd-rom in another computer and check if they are working. it could not be the motherboard it could be that the HDD and cd-rom are defected. Try them on another computer and post back results

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#2
July 2, 2011 at 03:02:03
Try to swap cables, and make sure sata and both channels(primary & secondary) are enabled in bios.

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#3
July 2, 2011 at 09:16:54
My Mobo is M2N78-LA, Pegatron. The PC is a HP Pavilion a6720f. I did try to put a brand new HD in it and it didn't change a thing. I keep getting a message "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a Key" Everything looks OK in Bios as far as I can tell. Thanks!

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#4
July 2, 2011 at 09:22:03
I tried that and I still getting the same message "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key" I'm pretty sure my mobo is bad since I tried evrything I coul'd think of. My PC is a HP Pavilion a6720f. Thanks!

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#5
July 2, 2011 at 10:05:25
My Mobo is M2N78-LA, Pegatron. The PC is a HP Pavilion a6720f. I did try to put a brand new HD in it and it didn't change a thing. I keep getting a message "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a Key" Everything looks OK in Bios as far as I can tell. Thanks!


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#6
July 2, 2011 at 11:36:57
If it posts and the bios is displayed, it's probably not the mobo. Did this just happen on it's own or did you do something? If the hard drive isn't listed or the cdrom in the bios, and they're both sata drives, there could be something wrong with the controller. Try resetting the jumper on the mobo or remove the cmos battery and reinstall it. This will reset the bios. It's worth a try.

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#7
July 2, 2011 at 13:12:02
I did remove the battery. That didn't do anything. As far as the jumper goes I wouldn't know where to find it. Thanks!

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