New internal card reader did not allow system to boot.

I installed a new card reader because the old one quit working.  When I installed it, my system is now asking me to choose boot device and reboot?  It is giving me a choice of my 2 dvd drives.  Not sure where to go from here.
jbstacygAsked:
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Sounds like the card reader install has messed up your boot order. You need to go into your BIOS and change the boot order so that your hard drive containing your Windows installation is at the top of the list. Without knowing what exact computer or motherboard you have, we can't really give you any more specific instructions.
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jbstacygAuthor Commented:
hp pavillion a1025c

has original parts.
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jbstacygAuthor Commented:
I moved hard drive to top and still getting same message.  "please choose proper boot device"
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web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
Once you changed the boot order in the bios so the hard drive is the first boot device you may note changes in windows. when you go to computer to display the drives. By installing this device the card reader it recognized as a drive and in windows it will be assigned one or two of the drive letters, as a result your dvd drives may be assigned a different drive letter than before. The card reader even if there are no cards inserted will still be recognized as a device and will be assigned a letter.
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web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
Maybe your hard drive is not been detected. Do you see your hard drive listed in the bios with the correct hard drive size. If not check the connections to your hard drive to make sure the cables are seated snuggly to the drive, you may have disturbed the cables when plugging in your card reader.  Was the card reader correctly connected to the motherboard, if it is a one piece connector containing a group of wires,  it is hard to connect it incorrectly because of the design, but some internal card readers have a separate connector for each wire, this is harder to connect unless you have some type of wire diagram.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Good point web_tracker, there's a very real possibility that you may have bumped the connections for your hard drive which is causing your boot issues. Re-seat the connections (unplug then plug back in) for good measure.
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web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
also replug the hard drive cable to the motherboard as that may have come loose as well.  If that does not do the trick try resetting the bios to default, still making sure that the hard drive is the first boot device.
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jbstacygAuthor Commented:
attaching bios info
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
What happens if you disconnect the card reader?

I am also presuming that the card reader is part of the floppy drive?  Yes or No?  Is this card reader an HP part or a new/second hand part?
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jbstacygAuthor Commented:
one of the sata cords had a cut in it.  changed it out and all works great!
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web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
Well definitely if the hard drive was not detected the bios, there was something wrong. I am glad you found the bad sata cable. Thanks for awarding the points, I was glad to sort of steer you in the right direction, although you found the problem yourself.
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