Quote: Originally Posted by Rayman2702
I have a dell Vostro 200 slim tower with 250 gb hard drive, running Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. I've just put in a 1tb western digital drive. It won't boot past the dell screen. However, if I unplug the keyboard then plug it in, so I get the keyboard error message, plug the keyboard in and press f2 (to get into bios), the drive is shown correctly. In the bios, all the settings appear correct ie boot sequence etc. if I press f1 instead of f2, the pc boots properly and the drive is shown in my computer / disc manager etc.
I have updated the bios but still it won't go past the dell screen. I have re-formatted the drive so it is completely empty but still it won't go past the dell screen.
Was everything OK until you got the 1 TB drive? Why do you mention it?
Are you trying to install on the 250 GB or the 1 TB?
When did the PC last operate OK and what have you done to it since that time?
I assume you have some type of installation disc. Is it OEM, retail, borrowed, burned, or what?