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New build not working. HELP!!

So I just finish putting my computer together, and I can't figure out why it won't boot up all the way.

Power button is pushed, computer powers up. Bios pop up on the screen, then my dual boot config pops, wanting me to select operating system. I select one, windows starts to load and BAM, back to bios. I selected the other of the dual boot, but I get the same thing.

DVD drive is set to boot first, then the SSD.

I am by no means an expert in any of this, but I have build many computers for myself before and this has never happened. Did I hook something up wrong, or is something incompatible?

Windows 7
Intel i7-4790K
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8192MB x2
Corsair H50 Hydro CPU Cooling
XFX AMD Radeon R9390X -8256
XFX 850W Powersupply

1 SSD for operating system
2 HD drives
1 DVD drive

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Clarification Request
Something odd there.

You wrote about a dual boot but I wonder. Is that drive from another PC? Windows and other OSes don't transplant.

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They worked before.

Before my CPU was giving up on life (poor guy was 6 years old), everything worked, including my drive transplants. I tried plugging them in one by one to see if they would boot that way and they will not. My SSD (primary) says its not a bootable drive (it totally is), and the other one says files are missing or corrupt. It says the same thing with my data drive, obviously.

Confused

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So it's a transplant.

Sometimes it does work. Now you know what to do now. Fresh install, etc.

You can try the old Install Windows over the top. But now I know this, I see nothing wrong about the failed boot.

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Got it

Never mind. I fixed it all. I just had to go into bios and set the SATA config to IDE. Happy

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That helps

Since Windows installs a bit differently depending on BIOS settings. Here I like to take the BIOS defaults since once a PC leaves the shop most owners do not know what BIOS settings do.

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