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"no valid device!" message

\015 After disassembling my PC and re-assembling, I get a message on the startup screen "No valid device!" The PC will nott go any further than the startup screen.\015

Answers :

Did you connect your HDD correctly?

If so have a look at the back of your HDD, next to the IDE port you will find a small jumper, make sure that jumper is set to master.

Enter your Bios and check that your boot priority is set to boot from the HDD first.

Also make sure that your IDE cables are firmly connected on the motherboard as well as the HDD.

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