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hi guys and gal's im in need of some help installing my old harddrive into my new computer. u see i just bought a new pent 4, asus motherboard, tower floppy, drive, ram, and i was gonna put the bits from my old computer into my new on so i can finally have a fast machine ( this comp souldnt struggle with pacman 2d this time lol fingers crossed)

but then promblems start to come up, i knew it wouldnt be as simple as puting the new gear in and it majically configures itself to work my stuff... but its gone into c-mos, settings to fix the problem... i am a major newb in this area... so i need ur help

the components i want to place into the new comp from the old are a tosiba dvd-rw cd rom drive, and a nvidia fx 5200 pci graphics card. this all it needs, the main goal is to get it all working buy a new nvidia better graphics card and spend many hours of precoius sleep time shooting poeple on battle field 2 ...

anyway i put the old components in and it says please insert a bootable media device or something? i didnt no what this was at first i assumed it was already on my hard drive. however i got a floppy disk and used windows xp to make it into a c-mos boot thingy. i then put it in and then it said I/O disk power failure ...??.. the what the who, where??? in english plz??.. it says something like that i carnt be botherd to take all the stuff out this comp and put it in new one agian just to write down the exact error message, unless u guys need it to fix my comp ,,, then i will
it says something about floppy disk error.. thats the main jist of it...

i am major stuck now why wont it work??? it works on old motherboard
i have the boot floppy so wots wrong with it now??? god these modern pc's moan a bit before they power on dont they lol...


scanning IDE drives
no drive attached to fastrak controller. bois is not installed.

reboot and select a proper boot device or insert media in selected boot device and press any key

disk I/O error
replace the disk, and then press any key

microsoft windows millenium copy write microsoft corp 1981- 1999


what do i need to do ? whow do i install drive to fastrak contoller?
microsoft windows

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS sorry it was a bit long but it was a complicated issue.
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hi thx man but iff i wipe the stuff off the hard drive then i wont be able to get online : ( arrggh i hope this works is there a manual how to properly wipe a hard drive also i bought the comp with xp already installed and was never given a cd so how do i install it agian??? in stall it on a blank cd ?? how???
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