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won't reboot after new motherboard

I've installed a new motherboard- SIS760A Mainboard. AMD Athlon 64fx and Sempron Socket 754.When a friend inslalled an additional hard drive a few months ago, I've had to boot the computer from a hirm boot cd. This cd has mini windows included.

I was told that when I install the new motherboard I should be able to access the hiram boot cd/ mini windows.. then back up all my files on to one hard drive, then disconnect the hard drive. Then, install windows and format the other hard drive.

The problem is, when I boot the computer, it goes into a loop de loop.. it goes to the screen that that allows me to choose "start normally", "safe mode" or "Safe mode with commands". I've tried all of these to no avail. just a loop de loop... I have a friend coming over tomorrow, but will try to remedy this now if you can help. I have all my programs on discs, but don't want to loose years of files.

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It seems that you might want to consider

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Frankly?

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Remove the old hard drive and install a new hard drive. That's 50 bucks at geeks.com for a 500GB drive. Install your Windows, drivers and when you're ready power down and add your old drive to get at your files.
Bob

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I concur with Bob, BUT ...

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from your description of your problem it actually appears to simply be that you HAVE NOT set your optical drive (the one with the hiram's boot CD) as your first bootable device in your BIOS - try doing so.

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