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I just have the computer upgraded to a SATA 500g WD HD, but I'm stuck after this stage:

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After I pressed "ENTER" the computer frozen at "Please wait..." message. not disk or mem operation ever since.

The BIOS recognized the HD by displaying the HD model in POST and the installation disk worked previously. any clues?

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migrated from Sep 15 '09 at 7:55

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Duplicate post:… – user3463 Sep 15 '09 at 8:31

I would work through the following list first:

Check the

  1. Check cd for defects
  2. Replace faulty media if step 1 fails
  3. Attempt install with no HDD connected
  4. If hang at the same step, then run Motherboard/Memory diagnostic checks
  5. Attempt install with connected HDD if step 3 passes required stage
  6. Run HDD tests if problem still exists
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Check for known BIOS issues with the mainboard.

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