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Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Q: Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Hi there,
My sister just bought a new desktop. It was working fine and all. But this morning, she forced shut down a windows update. The next thing happen once it gets past through BIOS is
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
"SATA SM: TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-2"
as shown in the picture below

Is there anything I can do? I tried opening the desktop case and see everything is loose, but everything was still in tact.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A: Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.

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Hello SF members.

Note : I dont know where to put this topic. If you know better , move it.

I already asked some questions here, some members helped me a lot but I need help again.

In one topic I asked how to Overclock. I learned it , and know more about it.
But now my problems is my BIOS. I dont know how to use it. That isnt classic....
I dont have to edit time or HDD slave, not to do anything harder !

My BIOS is same as http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4499/ASUS%20BIOS%201%20-%20EZ%20Main.png

My motherboard is ASUS P8H61-M LX2 and it have latest ASUS BIOS (EFI BIOS Utility- EZ mode , I attached one link here to see).

My questions are :
1. Can I back normal BIOS like one old ?
2. How to use that ? Is there any tutorial for this ?

That is all for now.
Thanks in advance.
Trinty.

A:How to use ASUS EFI Bios Utility - EZ Mode ?

Did you read your MB manual. It has a section on the Bios that explains all the options. If you click on the Advanced Mode it will look a lot like the old bios with lots of options.

Jim

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Hi everyone,

I'm attemping to install Windows 7 64 bits in a Sony vaio SVE14A25CLB laptop. Many threads in this forum already help me a lot to change the UEFI settings to boot from a DVD or USB device in UEFI mode and I clean the hard drive with diskpart. Also secure boot is disabled.

My System specs:
Sony Vaio SVE14A25CLB
Intel Core i5 -3210M, 2.50GHz
Sony Vaio Intel HM76 Express Chipset
4GB DDR3 SDRAM 799MHz
Intel HD Graphics 4000, AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB
HDD 750GB, 5400 rpm

My next opponent in this journey is while windows setup is loading the files, on UEFI mode, it just stop at loading the disk.sys file (checked in safe mode), but in Legacy mode (BIOS) the windows setup (DVD or USB) start without issues (this is how I managed use diskpart).

I don't think it could be due to hard drive or memory issues (I didn't run any tests yet), as the windows setup start normaly on Legacy mode and It install successfully Windows 7 on a MBR partition.

From factory, the laptop comes with Windows 8, but even if the general performance is very good, it was some "features" that bother me. So hard drive already has GPT and I want to keep that partition table mode in case I need to do a dual boot with windows 8 in the future.

After clean the hard drive I even created GPT partitions following these steps:
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart (see Sample DiskPart Script: Default Configuration)

I ha... Read more

A:Windows 7 setup stop in disk.sys on UEFI mode, but in BIOS mode it did

Sony boot key is F12.

Make sure you have followed Option One in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
to create the flash stick.

To install Win7 in UEFI mode sometimes requires some level of CSM or Legacy set in BIOS, even "Boot UEFI First." You will need to scour those listings, post back camera snaps of all available choices for UEFI, Legacy, CSM, and boot order. Are you choosing UEFI device to boot. That would point to the media being the problem.

At Eight Forums they can help you derive your Product Key so that you can reinstall 8 to an MBR disk using media they should also be able to link you to. This is providing the BIOS won't auto-activate on MBR. These mysteries are all shrouded in EightForums which I will get over to one day when Win7 stops being the most popular OS and keeping us so busy here.

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Hi! Yesterday I updated my bios from F.26 to F.29. What made me switch was the "Note: HP strongly recommends transitioning promptly to this updated BIOS version. " Apparently some major security issues were fixed so i downloaded the installer and ran it, everything went fluently as it seemed. Last thing it did was writing boot block or something and then it rebooted and i was prompted with: Boot Device Not FoundPlease Install an operating system on your hard diskHard Disk (3F0)F2 System Diagnostics For more information please visit: hp.com/go/techcenter/startup Did the Diagnostic Tests - Everything passed (memory, hdd) Restored Factory Default from Bios. Put windows 8 installer onto USB drive. Rebooted and then pushed f9 to get into Boot Options Menu. There was nothing. The boot options menu was clear. Thought I could simply do startup repair from the installer but no, can't boot off the usb stick (Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB). Also, I changed the boot order from  the BIOS, it still failed to boot. Then I switched legacy mode to enabled. Now I could boot off the USB stick, then I tried to fix the bootloader from command prompt to switch back to uefi mode. Rebooted and it still doesn't boot from UEFI mode.  UEFI Boot Order from bios looks like this:Internal CD/DVD ROM DriveUSB Diskette on Key/USB Hard DiskUSB CD/DVD ROM DriveOS boot Manager! Network Adapter (since i disabled Internal Network Adapter boot) Legacy Boot OrderNoteboo... Read more

A:Boot Device Not Found after BIOS update in UEFI mode, HP G6...

Im not 100 percent sure its the right forum for this. Anyway, im writing this from a ubuntu live usb and legacy mode is enabled. Currently copying stuff over from my windows partition, everything works good. Im hoping that things will get working again after formatting the whole drive and i can install windows from scratch under uefi mode... Im hoping it was the windows installation messing with the other bootable devices under uefi.

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Gentlemen, thanks for your help.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

A:Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Windows 7 Disk Management

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Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place. It should be here in Hardware.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

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lenovo 7360  link bios http://support.lenovo.com/hu/hu/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/ThinkCentre-M-Series-desktops/Thin...

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My computer that i have owned for over a year now has been working perfectly fine until tonight both of my monitors froze, yet i was still able to hear my friends talking to me over a voice platform. I thought it was best to restart my computer in hopes to fix my frozen screens. Unfortunately now i am unable to go back to my Windows to do anything as i am stuck on the UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode. This screen normally only appears after my power surge protectors go off, and once i have and exit with f10 it would go back to windows, but not this time. Choosing to save and exit ends up taking me right back the BIOS screen. I have re-arranged the Boot Priority and non of them have worked. I'm clueless to what i am suppose to do.
I am running windows 8.1.

A:UEFI BIOS Utility stuck in a loop

As a first step check the motherboard manual to see how to reset the BIOS to default settings or, remove the motherboard battery and replace after waiting for 30 seconds.

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This week, I encountered the following strange problem for which I haven't found a final solution so far, though I have found some bandaids. But having a complete solution -or at least a reason why this problem occurs- would be great:
I have a working installation of Windows 7 Professional x64 in UEFI mode. The main disk, SSD #1, contains the following partitions (using GPT): ESP, MSR, system, data. An additional disk, HD #2, with a single data partition (using MBR) is also attached to the system. With this setup, everything works fine.
Now, after adding another disk, HD #3, to the system -my old system disk (bootable, using MBR, one active primary partition and an extend partition with three logical disks)- Windows will no longer boots completely: The boot process begins, the Windows logo is shown. Then, a message is shown in text mode "Windows is loading files" with a loading bar. After a while the boot process stops and I am dropped into the EFI shell. After removing the offending HD #3, Windows boots normally again.

I tried removing HD #2 and only attaching HD #3 together with SSD #1, but this yielded the same problem. Using SSD #1 by itself works fine though. Booting from a Linux live-cd works without problems. All disks and partitions are found and can be mounted. There, I erased the disk signature from the offending HD #3 and now Windows was able to boot and also found all disks and partitions correctly. But after a reboot the same problem reappeared.

My ... Read more

A:Windows stops booting in UEFI mode after adding another hard drive

Has HD#3 any active partitions?
What happens if you boot with HD#3 attached only?
How did you erase the disk signature? As far as I know you can only update it

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I often install windows.yesterday,I installed windows XP to install MatLab(my RAM is 1GB) but incomplete.while I was installing,the screen displayed "no hard disk found",in BIOS too.Then I had to install windows 7 by USB and complete

A:No hard disk found in BIOS

So what exactly then is your issue or question ?

And Welcome to the Forums

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I am using the Asus A7V333 MB for my next desktop. I am trying to set up the on board RAID however, when it come time to load the OS, XP says it can't find a hard drive.

I booted the system, went into the "MBFastrack 133" utility, created a RAID 0 disk using 2 Maxtor 80Gb/ATA133 drives. It shows the new array as 160Gb as I expected. No problem. I rebooted with the XP cd in the rom drive and watched it load a few setup files. When the install asked me, I chose "Install XP on a new disk". I hit return and the system came back and told me it could not find a drive to load the OS onto.

I suspect you need to format the RAID array manually with some utility from ASUS but I can not get through to support. Does anyone know if there is a utility from Promise to format the drives so they will be recognized by the system?

thanks in advance.
 

A:ASUS A7V333 - no hard drive found

When installing XP at the beginning it say "Press F6 to laod 3rd part SCSI or RAID drivers" - have you done that?
 

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I don't know if anyone has tried to contact ASUS support but impossible. FWIW sorry I went with this ASUS board but from reading ASUS now makes about 80 percent of all boards. Hope we can get some competition from the good ole USA and show them how its done.

In discussion with American Megatrends today, found out they sell their base BIOS to MOBO manufacturers and then the BIOS manufacturers modify it to their liking. IMHO, who modified this BIOS for ASUS must of had a nightmare the night before.

I found two numbers for this BIOS.
I "think" they relate to each company as follows:
-- ASUS ver 2202
-- American Megatrends ver. 2.16.1240

=========== My Questons ===================

1) If someone has this board and BIOS can they explain to me when I should set the CSM for UEFI when running Windows 7?
2) My BIOS shows Boot Secure Enabled but I can't figure out how to turn it off and this "Secure Boot" choice cannot be toggled.
Is their some setting elsewhere I need to set in order to toggle "Secure Boot"?

3) Under PCH Storage Configuation they indicate this item will automatically detect between M.2 devices and SATA devices. What are M.2 devices?

4) Under SATA Mode Selection (AHCI)
this has a setting of IDE, AHCI, and RAID. With a SATA boot drive and setting to IDE, Windows 7 will Not load. I iniitally thought that if I had a non-boot IDE drive attached that needed to be set for it (the IDE), obviously Not. Any ... Read more

A:Understand UEFI and CSM BIOS setting for ASUS H97-Plus

Can you take pics of each BIOS screen, particularly Advanced, Security and Boot, then attach using the paper clip in Reply box? This makes it much easier to spot the correct settings. For any related to UEFI, CSM, Legacy anything, please expand them to show all available settings.

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(Edit: Sorry! Title should read Secure Boot, not Safeboot)
Project: All-new hardware (case, PS, mobo, CPU etc etc) with an NTLite-integrated-update W7 on a flash drive.

Lots of steep learning curves building this W7 + 200 updates flash drive, but that's finally done.

But now I've plugged the flash drive into my shiny new Asus Z170M-Plus motherboard, I've got a whole new set of problems with the UEFI Bios and Safeboot. I think I've solved it, but in the course of several days of head-scratching and research online, I've turned up some interesting information. Anyone seen this website?


Code:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/ensure-you-have-the-correct-sata-configuration-in-the-bios-setup-for-your-configuration/uefisecure-boot-disable/
I've trimmed out some irrelevant stuff but, basically the guy says this:






Quote:
Associated with UEFI is SecureBoot. This is a newer security technologies which only allows 64 Bit code with a Microsoft signature to boot. Codes without such a signature will be rejected and so only only certified code will boot. This makes the boot process secure preventing malicious code from booting. The Microsoft signatures are only present in Windows 8 64 Bit media and later.

In many systems the optical drive (which is falling into obsolescence) will not have the hardware signatures to be enabled as a boot device when secure boot is enabled so I recommend booting exclusively from USB for newer systems.

Windows 7 64 Bit s... Read more

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Yes, you can reset your ASUS Bios or UEFI password if you forgot it. (works on UEFI based laptops at least... don't know if it will work on everything)

This only works if you can boot into windows (or other OS) ! It will reset you BIOS or UEFI password if you have forgotten it.

- Boot into windows and change the date to 2002/01/02,

- Reboot while while hitting F2 to get into the BIOS / UEFI, when the enter password window appears hit "Alt + r", a "Enter rescue password" window will appear, with 2002/01/02 date showing (if not the code won't work), enter the following rescue password : ALAA4ABA

- Done ! You're in the BIOS / UEFI

- Change back the date and other settings to their correct values in the BIOS / UEFI, save settings, and you're good.

Thanks to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZfFcHtYIRw for the solution !

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Almost new Toshiba laptop, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. SP1 not installed yet. Laptop will not boot up, BIOS lists hard drive as "not found". I can get laptop to boot if I first use the NTBR-CD. Note that NTBR can not see the hard drive either, but when I exit from NTBR (without running any of the NTBR programs), the laptop boots up perfectly fine. If I re-boot again, boot fails as BIOS will not see drive. Toshiba Repair Centre indicated that this is probably a virus, but Norton, ESET and Malwarebyte didn't find anything. Hard drive passed the "SMART" test.

Here are the DDS logs.

I truly appreciate the help!

John


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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by admin at 12:26:52.96 on Fri 04/08/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3836.2534 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:WIN 7 64 no hard drive found in bios

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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My XC-600 throws "No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" error in startup. In BIOS Boot options, under "Hard Disk Drive priority" I cannot find any drives. I have win 10 installation USB which I can use for booting and, e.g., to access command prompt. From cmd, I can still access my (two) hard drives and their contents (I tested running some cmd programs etc).  I recently added an SSD HD and did a clean win 10 installation on the drive. Everything ran well for a couple of days. Then I fully erased the earlier 1TB drive (all mysterious partitions of it) to make it a pure file storage. I also did some random changes like removing the old OS version from msconfig (https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3gwaq6/two_volumes_on_startup_volume_6_and_volume_4_why/... I cannot point out exactly after which change I restarted the machine so that it failed (as described in the 1st paragraph), but something must have gone wrong and I doubt it would be the hardware. I have tried all combinations of hard drives and SATA ports and none of them work so that BIOS would recognize the drives or the system would boot. I also tested changing the secure boot setting in BIOS without any success.  Any help would be much appreciated!  










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A:XC-600 hard drive not found by BIOS

Probably you deleted the EFI partition (if your BIOS is set to UEFI) or MBR partition (if your BIOS is set to Legacy/Launch CSM). when you installed windows 10 on the SSD, it read the EFI partition on the 1TB HDD and now that partition is gone. try to run startup repair under advanced options with the windows 10 installation media.

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Hey guys i want to update my ASUS k8n4-e-deluxe bios.. i downloaded the latest bios update from asus's website... but i dont know which bios flash utility to use... can anyone give me a link

thanks
harris
 

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Hi there. I've built a new HTPC. I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my HDD using the latest version of Rufus to make a bootable USB drive. I've realised that I have UEFI BIOS now, so I've searched for tutorials on how to setup Windows 7 using UEFI and a USB drive. I've disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot in the UEFI BIOS. I've made bootable USB drive using GPT partition scheme for UEFI, FAT32 file system and default cluster size. The UEFI BIOS shows my UEFI USB drive and boots. But then, after "Windows is loading files" window, setup ends up with a blue screen. I have only one HDD and it's not empty. It has Windows 7 Ultimate x86 installed that I use on my old system and I'm forced to use for now.

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I have three P8Z77-V Deluxe mobos. I went to check the software and firmware and found a NEW dropdown for Win8 64 bit today. There was also a new UEFI BIOS out at the same time with no description of what changed.

Check to see if your mobo manufacturer is putting out new stuff...

A:ASUS just put a Win8 dropdown for my mobo plus a new UEFI BIOS update.

I checked on ASUS site for my system now, no Windows 8 in the drop down :<

I checked for the Mobo "P6X58D-E", the laptop "N65VZ" and for the Mobo "E45M1-I DELUXE"

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So I've been having trouble with my PC and I had removed the CPU and my BIOS was reset. Now my PC can't find the Hard drive and I have no clue what's wrong. Somebody please help.

A:BIOS issues. Hard drive not found.

If you have removed the CPU you may have disturbed the Hard Drive cable, check the power lead going to the drive and also the data connections on both the motherboard and the drive itself.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 using since 2010 suddenly I saw this error message "internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive" when I turned it ON. Then I tested with other HDD drive from other laptop and it booted fine. Then realized that HDD was down brought a new samsung SSD 120GB drive and installed on my laptop and trying to install the Windows 7 from a CD still seeing the same error when turned ON.
Please help with this issue.
Thanks in Advance
ROHIT

A:internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive.............Please help

Thanks guys!!!!!
My bad after I installed the SSD the CD that was in the DVD Drive was the Applications/Driver CD instead of Windows 7 disk. I just realized  and installed the Win7 on my new hard disk my laptop is back to normal. Thank God! I saved 500 to get the new laptop.

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I recently turned on my computer after not using it for a few weeks and it was dead-could no see my HD (i have 2). it could srr me CD drive. Checked all connections, rebooted, changed cable, booted from CD all with no luck. Installed a new HD. was able to formatte it and started to install XP but after reboote the same message, "Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". HELP!!!!!!!
 

A:Hard disk drive not found

SATA or EIDE?
 

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Hi guys, it's my first time posting here...so bear with me..

I have 2 problems on my hands with my computer

First off, it's a Dell Optiplex GX150, everything is factory except it has Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 on it...

Now about 4+ months ago, I bought my sister-in-law a new HD (samsung 80gig) and set everything up on my computer at my house, when I took the new HD out and put my old one back in, i started having problems when booting up.

When I boot up I get a message that says:

"Primary hard disk drive 1 not found
Secondary hard disk drive 0 not found
Secondary hard disk drive 1 not found
Strike the F1 key to continue F2 to run the setup utility"

When I hit F1 everything boots up like normal. I have gone through the setup utility, i have done everything i can think of to do...

When I called Dell the girl didn't have a clue as to what she was saying, and the end result came down to that "you're missing a driver, find it online and download it". So if that is true, can someone point me in the right direction??

Second problem started after I reformatted about a month ago, and now my computer isn't detecting my CD-ROM drive, when i go into the Setup mode it says CD-ROM (not installed)..

Any help with this, would be much appreciated, thanks so much!

Ashley
 

A:Hard disk drive not found

sounds like your IDE configuration is incorrect. I would check cables/power connectors and try again.
 

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i used the computer last night and turned it off before going to bed as usual. i went to get on it this morning and it said boot from cd. so i put the windows xp cd in and it goes to a window that says welcome to setup. to set up windows xp now, press enter. to repair a windows xp installation using recovery console, press r.

so i press enter and it instantly says setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

i opened the side of the computer and checked the connections and they are good. i have read to do this, that, and the other but i dont understand any of the big words they use. can someone please help me???

i am not computer savvy at all. i can turn it on and play around but thats it. so please help me in the simplest terms you can. thank you.
 

A:hard disk drive not found

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Heys guys,

Firstly sorry if this is in the wrong section, but as i have Windows Vista as my operating system i quess this will do, i should also mention that my computer is a Packard Bell iMedia 2422.

Now my problem is this, i recently bought a 'Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 Internal Hard Disk Drive' that i would like to use for storing files only. But when i installed the hard drive i wasn't able to find it in my BIOS. Obviously the first thing i did was check all the connections but they all turned out to be fine.

Then i read that if your computer is of a certain age you may need to limit the hard drive from 3.0gb/s to 1.5gb/s, so i bought myself the correct size jumper and set it up to 1.5gb/s. After doing this the BIOS was still not able to find my new hard drive.

The next thing i read was that i may need to update my BIOS to the newest version, so i found out the make of my motherboard and discovered that i needed the new Reno Bios update which i promptly downloaded the file i aquired is 'Reno_bios_v18.exe'. I read that when i double click this file the 'BIOS update disk creator' should start and walk me through creating a bootable BIOS disk, unfortunately this seems to keep crashing and so i cant create the disk and update my BIOS.

So i would like to ask for any help on this matter, whether that be advice on why my new hard drive isn't showing up on my existing BIOS. Or if someone can give me a guide on how to create... Read more

A:New hard drive not found & unable to update BIOS

You have a pretty new computer the BIOS isn't your issue with the drive. Most likely it's DOA, your cables are bad or even your mobo has issues. Swap out the new drive with your main drive and check that the BIOS to be sure the drive can be seen and there aren't any issues with it.

The program probley doesn't work correctly in Vista so try an XP PC. Manufacturers are prettty poor on updating utility programs.
 

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I just bought sony vaio S Series, with original Win 7 home basic 64 bit. But, many of my device such as printers, network wifi and etc not support for win 7 64 bit. Now, I want to install win 7 32-bit on my laptop. But, My CD Win 7 bootable won't boot at my laptop. After i check bios, i found something strange on boot menu orders, if the boot in "Legacy" mode, that laptop will boot from my cd. But if "UEFI" mode, looks like the system has ignore my boot cd, and go straight to windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone solve this problem? Will somebody help me to solve my problem? Thanks anyway

A:if UEFI mode on Bios, Cannot boot from CD... :(

You can install 32 bit to an EFI BIOS but it has to be in Legacy mode, with EFI Boot disk removed from the BIOS Boot order, and the HD wiped with Diskpart Clean Command so installer can reformat it from (EFI formatted) GPT disk to the normal MBR disk.

Follow these steps to get a perfect normal Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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I changed something in setup utility, but not shur what it is that I changed. now I get this, and Secondary hard disk drive 1 not found.

Please help
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 1 not found

Is the CMOS configured to look for a hard drive that isn't there?
 

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i am trying to get my sister's laptop to boot up The messeges i am recieiving are as follows primary hard disk drive not found, & fixed optical drive not found, no bootable devices. what can be done?
 

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Well after 5 years of internet bliss I believe I got a virus that totally screwed up my computer. I went to turn my computer on this morning and it won't boot. I get this message saying Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. Strike the F1 key to continue. F2 to run the setup utility. Hit the F1 key and the same message comes up. Hit the F2 and the setup utility came up but I really have no clue what to do in there. I run Norton Antivirus with the subscription updates. I have my Windows Firewall turned on. I also scan for Trojans pretty frequently with a Trojan Remover program I have had for years. Not sure exactly what has happened but maybe I somehow got this virus updating the MSN Messenger program I have had for years also. I have no clue what to do to fix this. Is this a lost cause?
 

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Oh boy. Somewhere between the time I posted tonight about my computer running slow and now, my computer has completely failed me.

It's a Dell Inspiron 9300. About 4 years old. Without finding a way into it, I can't tell you much else. The only thing I downloaded today was HJT so I could post a log on the other thread I have up.

I fell asleep on the couch, and when I awoke, there was a lovely blue screen with some gibberish about "if this is the first time you have seen this screen, restart" and when I did...BLACK SCREEN and this horrendous clicking noise coming from the lower right-hand side of the unit. I should also mention the unit was so hot to the touch I nearly burned myself. Literally. It's gotten hot before, but this was honestly stove-top burner hot.

The message is "internal hard disk drive not found" press f1 to continue or f2 to...something. F1 gets me back to the same black screen. F2 gets me to bios where it confirms I no longer have an internal hard drive.

The good news is I have an external harddrive backup. The bad news is it was last backed up on 9/10 and I've done at least 20 jobs since then (graphic design) and three in progress with in-hand dates of less than 5 days from now. I'm just sick. AND I KNOW BETTER!

Anyway, is it really toast?! Help!
Natalie
 

A:Internal hard disk drive not found - PLEASE HELP!!

Yeah 4 years out of a Hard Drive is actually very good. There are a couple ways to retrieve the data. It just depends on how important it is. If it is very very important ($2500 important) than locate a data recovery center.
 

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Received a blue screen warning yesterday, did not read the fine print but was requesting reboot, I restarted the computer and all seemed fine. That night when logging off the blue scree was there again, I shut down with plans to start looking for causes in am.

In the AM got the warning after two beeps
Primary hard disk drive not found, tried master slave connection but drive was not recognized.

Dell Inspiron 8600 xp service pac 3
No changes made with exception of Mcafee automatic uploads, possible the svchost.exe reading as malware

I plan on trying to reboot with f2 or f12 and auto reset ther bios settings any other ideas will be appreciated

A:Primary hard disk drive not found

McAfee did actually read the svhost.exe as malware on April 21st 2010 and crippled quite a few machines. Thousands actually, but I believe they have now fixed it. If this is what you suspect may be the cause, then follow this link. However, only do this fix if you are certain.

Here is the trouble shooting guide for Dell.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista. it's 3 years old and out of warranty.

There was no problem with this computer before but it crashed today. When I tried to start my laptop, I receive a message &#8220;internal hard disk drive not found&#8221; &#8220;To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.&#8221; &#8220;No bootable devices&#8212;strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. &#8220;Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.&#8221;

I took out hard disk and put it back but it didn't work
I have not backed up anything from this computer and I really needit fixed asap
please help me!
 

A:internal hard disk drive not found

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ok so i restarted my computer after errors and messed around some with the setup/bios (pressing f2) the errors: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/584461-tons-errors.html

and now i have a screen that says "primary disk drive 1 not found strike f1 to retry boot, f2 to run the setup utility" does this mean i need a new drive and if so how much will it cost (about)
 

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Sometimes, when I startup my laptop, it gives the error: Primary hard drive disk 0 not found. It does this on both a cold boot, and when coming out of hibernation. The laptop is an Aspire 5630 running vista 32-bit SP3. I've updated the BIOS, and reset it to the default, to no avail. It doesn't have any viruses. It's a WD Caviar Blue sata drive, thought I don't remember the exact model number. All of the SMART data shows up normally, with nothing out of the ordinary. I'm out of ideas for what to try. It's had this issue for a while, but trying everything imaginable, and then ignoring it doesn't seem to have helped.

*the catch with all of this, is that if I shutdown, and restart again, it works just fine. It's an intermittent problem.
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

No one? Really? Not even a hint of input?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop 1526, 2 years old. It came with Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7 back in Dec 2009.
I backed up my files onto an external HD the day before my system got this error. (3 days ago)
I physically took a picture of the screen with my camera to show what I was getting.
The first screen shows that internal hard disk drive not found.
Then I tried to do a "repair", and this is what it shows now ( i also took a picture of that too)

Test Performed:
System Disk Test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code OXO
Time taken 15ms

Root cause found:
System volume on disk corrupt
Repair Action: File system repair (chkdsk)

I have the original Dell OS CD...it says its Window XP service pack 2...however it came with Vista installed.
I also have the Windows 7 CD

Thank you
Elizabeth

A:Internal hard disk drive not found

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Whenever I start up my Dell XPS 15 I get the error "Internal hard disk drive not found..."
I checked the BIOS and it shows the hard drive is there and also ran the Dell Startup thing that checks the different components and got no errors.

What do I do next?

A:Internal hard disk drive not found...

Run the Dell Diagnostics again but this time select the Custom Hard drive extended test. The hard drive has most likely failed.

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Sometimes, when I startup my laptop, it gives the error: Primary hard drive disk 0 not found. It does this on both a cold boot, and when coming out of hibernation. The laptop is an Aspire 5630 running vista 32-bit SP3. I've updated the BIOS, and reset it to the default, to no avail. It doesn't have any viruses. It's a WD Caviar Blue sata drive, thought I don't remember the exact model number. All of the SMART data shows up normally, with nothing out of the ordinary. I'm out of ideas for what to try. It's had this issue for a while, but trying everything imaginable, and then ignoring it doesn't seem to have helped.

*the catch with all of this, is that if I shutdown, and restart again, it works just fine. It's an intermittent problem.

A:Hard disk drive not found on startup...sometimes.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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I just received a call from my brother telling me that he is unable to use my home PC. Since I won't be retuning home for another day or so I asked him to describe the problem, or at least read the onscreen error message. He read me the following message:

Primary hard disk drive 0 not found.

Strike the F1 key to continue.
Strike F2 to run set-up utility.

Apparently he hit the F1 key and got the following message:

Strike F1 to retry boot.

This at least sounds like a rather serious problem to me. I've Googled around a bit at various forums and found several suggestions as to what should be tried in order to determine the cause of the problem. I'm anything but a computer geek, so most of the suggestions are beyond my comprehension.

The main thing I would like to know is what are the chances that I may be able to save my hard drive, or at least be able to transfer the contents to an external hard drive. As I said, I won't be home to address the problem for another day or so, but I would like to get an idea as to what I'm up against. Could the problem possibly be fixed relatively easy? Will I need to replace the HD? If the HD turns out to be unuseable, would I somehow still be able to transfer the contents to another drive? Would it make sense to buy a new PC? [The problem PC is a DELL XPS 8250 (?) with XP Professional. It's more than four years old and I don't believe I purchased an extended warranty like I did on my previous DELL.]

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A:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found.

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My dell laptop started not booting up. It will go to the dell startup screen and then goes black and displays the following text.

"Primary hard disk drive not found
Fixed optical disk drive not found

No bootable drives"

I tried booting the windows xp cd after changing bios setting to boot cd first and failed. I did get the computer to boot last night after it had been set in its case for 2 months when I got tired of messing with it and it worked fine I let it hibernate.When I went to start it up today it is back to the original error.
I know I'm probably over looking something. Any help would be great let me know what extra info you need. Thanks
 

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So I've had my Dell Inspiron for about a year now. The other day, I tried turning it on, and it brought up only a black screen telling me to try reseating the hard drive. I figured I was supposed to take out and put back in the hard drive. After doing this twice, the screen keeps coming up. I would love to be able to use my computer again. Am I doing anything wrong? I still have a warranty for a week. Would that help with this situation? I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3541

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Ok so im working on this dell computer for a friend, and it keeps giving this error.
I have replaced both he IDE cables, and i know the new hdd we put in it works because my computer can find it just fine and read from it and write to it. I made sure the power connection all work correctly.

so i finally got it past that first error of:

"primary hard disk drive 0 not found
primary hard disk drive 1 not found
secondary hard disk drive 0 not found
primary had disk drive 1 not found"

So i finally have it so that the bios find both the hdd, and the cd-rom drive. I just re-set the BIOS with the turn on Scroll Lock, Num Lock, & Caps lock and hit Alt+F, Alt+e, Alt+b. now im sitting at a screen that says

"Performing automatic IDE Configuration...
Primary Master: CD-Rom read
Secondary Master: IDE disk Drive

strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

I have the dell re-install disk the cd rom drive, but it wont boot from it, and the hdd well is blank, all i have done to it is format it with NTSF on my pc.

So any idea's why im stuck at this, it sees the drives, but wont boot from anything....

thanks in advance
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

The dell install disk isn't the operating System it's just the drivers the OS would come on it's own disc labelled XP or whatever OS came with the system, you need to find that disc.
 

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i just turned on my computer and this error shows:

Primary hard disk drive 0 not found...

i have taken the hard drive out and placed it in another machine and it was found. What does that mean for my first computer.

Thanks for the help,
manda
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

It means that the MBR (Master Boot Record) is damaged on the hard drive. If you can find someone that knows computers like a computer repair shop, they may be able to fix this for you without loosing any of your data... It is possible that the hard drive is going bad, even though the drive is "seen" in another system
 

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I am trying to update the BIOS and went here to use their update utility:

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5Q-E

However, the software Afudos BIOS update tool V2.36 will not load (3rd item of the above web page's list)!?!?

What do I do now? Any other BIOS update utility compatible to the Asus P5Q-E?

I am having these problems: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ing-start.html

A:Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

You could have a corrupt file. I would down load a new copy and try it.

Here is a link to Asus for your board.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P5Q-E

If that doesn't work here is a link to an engineering ver of AFUDOS that may work.

Afudos Engineering - Download

Try those out as the first attempt. The engineering ver will let you downgrade if you need to.

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I am running windows XP machine has been working great. Kid loaded I tunes software last week and when I reboot I get the blue check disk screen and it takes a little over 7 hours to run thru the check.

Today Itunes rebooted the machine without any prompt , just stated it was restarting for updates to take effect. When the machine restarted it began running the disk checking sequence. It was at 0% and we lost power .

Now when I start the machine it does not recognize that a hard drive is present. When I enter Bios and there is no HD listed , when I run auto scan for hard drive from bios it says no hard drive present.


I have pulled the hard drive set the jumper for slave and put it in another computer , it does not see the hard drive either. I have aprox 3 years of Cad drawings and everything related to my machine shop business on this one hard drive and am shut down until i can recover . Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated.

A:Help : No Hard drive found/ crash during disk scan

I have also tryed booting from my CD with the xp instal disk and get the same " no hard disk present " message

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I reformatted my hard drive on my gateway 2000 and when I ran Fdisk to setup the partition it sent back a message, no fixed disk present. So when I ran setup it says: Can not create a temp. directory, if you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive you will need to create a MS DOS partion to set up windows. I was trying to reinstall my windows ME and that is what led to this problem. Please help!!!!
 

A:reformatted hard drive, no fixed disk found.

when you run fdisk choose display partition information and then post what it says
 

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Hello! I have a Dell studio 1735 laptop, with (seemingly) common problem and even more interesting spin to it.

When I boot, it sticks to the dell bios screen at about 95%, then shows up with this message:

"internal hard disk drive not found
To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive."
(system beeps)
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics"

Of course, i press F5, it runs its full diagnostics, with flying colors (everything passes)
once thats done, it boots to windows fine, but its the ONLY way im able to boot to windows,i just dont want to have to do the full diagnostic EVERY time i turn on my laptop.. (plus i think that means that the HDD is going bad?)

I have reseated, checked connections, etc. i have pretty much checked all that i can find online about how to fix this issue, but no one else seems to have the same situation i do.

im not sure if anyone could help me, but im savvy enough to dump diagnostic files on here/etc.. i appreciate the help in advance
 

A:internal hard disk drive not found, until i run diagnostics..why?

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I have a friend of mine that was working on his desktop computer doing some research. I don't have all the details of what he did that day. The next day when he tried to start his computer he got an error message like "Primary Hard Drive disk 0", "Press F1 to retry boot or F2 to run setup" He brought his computer to me to try to fix it. I was not able to repair the drive I try to connect the drive to other computers to no avail. So I concluded it was a faulty hard drive so I decided to buy a new drive, I setup the drive, installed all the software he needed and all is good.

Today I received a called from him telling me he was working on a different computer (laptop) checking emails (gmail) and doing some work stuff.. He shutdown his computer and forgot that he needed to check some other emails. When he tried to start the computer he got the same error message as above.. At this point I'm just think these problems are getting cause by some king of virus/worms or the like.

Has anyone knows or have an idea of what could be the reason? Two different computers having the same problem, coincedence? Don't think so.. right?

Please any help or advise appreciated.

Nando

A:Problems: Primary Hard Drive Disk Not Found

My experience when getting that first message...is that the option to go to Setup/BIOS occurs because Windows wants the user to check that the drive is properly recognized in the BIOS. So the first thing to check is all connections to/from the drive.

If the drive is recognized in the BIOS properly...and the boot options in the BIOS are correct...and it still won't boot, then the first suspect for me is the MBR.

If possible, I then run chkdsk /r on the drive from the Recovery Console. Just a prelim step, but one that I never fail to do.

If the disk still won't boot after chkdsk /r, I then go back to the RC and run the fixboot or fixmbr command. I'm partial to fixboot, since it includes fixmbr.

If the drive still cannot boot then I run a manufacturer's diagnostic on it and mentally prepare for a repair install or a clean install.

If the file system (NTFS or FAT32) happens to be screwed up, a clean install is the solution for me.

Louis

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hi guys this happened to me a few months back.
this morning i tried everything...nothing works,and i i remember there is a person from dell here at the forum....well this is what happen.
--everytime i reboot i get
;"secondary hard disk drive 0 not found"
;"secondary hard disk drive 1 not found"
if i press F1 it works normally,also i can see the drives listed at my computer labeled correctly,if i turn off pc ,and then, turn on pc everything is ok.,,but at every reboot i have this black screen booting problm.
myp is a dell dimension 8200,xp pro/sp3 768 rdram.
-in device manager everything looks correct..

thanks
 

A:Secondary hard disk drive 0,1 not not found at boot up

ok i swapped ide cables with hard drives..it does reboot properly
it is read in bios.
only problem is that cd/dvd player doesn't "play"..is recognize in device manager..but plays nothing.
-dvd burner,plays record no prolem.
 

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So lo and behold this morning I found my internal hard drive disk was not working. I ran the pre boot diagnostics and everything else was working fine. I went to best buy and got another hard drive (1 TB SATA drive) and switched the old one with the new one. The computer still won't boot, but now the pre boot diagnostics recognizes the drive is present and says it's working fine. Any ideas?
 

A:Internal Hard Disk Drive not found... After replaced!

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

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A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.

Thanks!

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Hello, currently I have the upgraded Windows 10 Pro Spanish 32-bit activated from Windows 7 Spanish OEM 32-bit on a 2011 HP ProBook 6550b LATAM which I guess has the digital entitlement since no keys were entered. I would like to clean install & format the drive using the USB Windows Pro 10 media and have 3 questions:

Q1: checking in System Information is says the OS was installed in BIOS Legacy Mode but in the Boot menu there is an option to select UEFI instead. Which one is the best?

Q2: if clean install is done with an English US version instead of Spanish will I loose the activation?

Q3: I tried changing the display & speech language option to English in my current Spanish OS, rebooted several times and get the persistent Windows Search "these results may be incomplete" error after Indexing is completed as reported in other threads while it works fine when reverting back to Spanish display mode. Anybody knows if that bug is solved in the anniversary update?

Thanks!

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Hi All,

I bought a new Acer V5-572 Laptop which came pre-installed with Linux and BIOS was UEFI mode selected. To install windows 8.1, I made a installable USB of windows 8.1 and selected Legacy boot in BIOS to boot from it. While installing I formatted the harddisk completely using DISKPART "clean" command. Finally, Windows 8.1 got installed on Legacy boot mode.

But now when I changed the boot mode from Legacy to UEFI, it doesnt boot from anything(not even from same USB) and gives error i.e no bootable device.
I tried ALT+F10 for going to Acer Factory setting, even that doesnt work. May be I have formatted System Recovery/Factory settings partition as well.
Can anybody help me here to boot from Windows - USB on UEFI mode ?

Thanks
Nitin

A:Windows 8 installation issue with UEFI Bios mode

I suppose my first question would be why would you want to install Windows 8 as Legacy?

If you have a Bootable Windows 8 flash drive, you need to use the Boot Device Menu and select the UEFI version of that device to boot into the UEFI configuration. The bios has to be set to allow for UEFI devices and the flash drive has to be formatted in the FAT32 configuration.

It won't boot anything as UEFI because you do not have a UEFI configured install of Windows 8.. or Linux.

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Hi all,
I have a reliable older Dell Inspiron 4100 running Windows XP. A couple of weeks ago it refused to boot up and showed the following error message:

"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. No bootable devices".

I was in panic as I thought my hard drive had died. However, I tried a trick and it worked - when I get the above error message, I press Ctrl-Alt-Del and it boots up! I have done this a dozen times and it works, which shows that the hard drive is not dead.

Do you have any ideas how I can fix this problem, so that I don't have to press Ctrl-Alt-Del every time in order for my laptop to start? Many thanks in advance
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found, no bootable devices

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I have a dell inspirion 9100 and I just recently installed a new dvd-ram drive because the old dvd-rw died...
I have a pioneer dvr-k16 and when I boot up it stalls for like 30 seconds now and then flashes "secondary hard disk drive 0 not found". Windows starts up like normal and my drive works, although I've only watched movies so far and haven't tried burning anything. How do I get the error message to go away? I've tried going into setup and that doesn't seem to help anything because I don't know what to do in there. I keep reading on other threads that you have to change the slave to cs or something like that but I have no clue as to how to do any of that or if that would even alleviate my situation. Maybe just a dirty computer? I do have two cats and I have fur balls floating all over the place that I can't seem to get rid of...that's a whole seperate issue of course. HELP?
thanks
 

A:secondary hard disk drive 0 not found on a dell laptop what do I do?

The bios in your laptop was set up to use your old drive, the specs on your new drive will be different.

First off, have a look at the drive you took out to see if it was set to master, slave, or cable select. To do this, have a look at the back end of the drive near the connector for the jumper setting, then make sure your new drive is set the same.

Then you need to go into the bios and look for any options to scan for hard drives (this will scan for optical drives too). You need to make sure its set to your new drive and not your old one.

If you don't know how to do any of this the your manual will help, if you don't have it you can probably download one from dell.

If you still have problems then let me know and i will do my best to help further.
 

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This is a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows XP
I let the battery die on it and when i plugged it in the next morning to turn it on I get that error message. I tried taking out the hard drive and putting it back in. The BIOS is not seeing any hard drive. It reads "<none>"
I am not sure if the battery discharging has anything to do with it or not.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

A:Internal hard disk drive not found after battery discharge

Faulty HDD Controller but I would have that laptop check out if you can. Most likely it's the MOBO that is to blame. MOBO = Motherboard. See if that was XP not seeing the HDD then you could re-install XP. But you said your BIOS is not seeing the HDD. It could also be your HDD as failed. Normally DELL has a tool that you run to test your system out. This tool is use by DELL Certified Techs to see where your issue is. HDD, MOBO, Battery. Most of the time the MOBO is replaced. Then HDD then the Battery to solve your issue.
 

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I receive the following message on start up: "Internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive"
I ran the PSA test and all seem to be working good, also, the HDD and SD are seen in the BIOS menu. 
Please advice what to do?

A:Internal hard disk drive not found Dell XPS 9530

have you checked this thread? Does it help?
en.community.dell.com/.../19528713

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Drive 1 not found Serial ATA , SATA Primary Hard Disk 0 Not Found Help Please Barbarajo99
 

A:Drive 1 not found Serial ATA , SATA Primary Hard Disk 0 Not

Howdy and welcome. I've removed your poll, as it was unnecessary.

thanks,

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HI, AND THANKYOU FOR TAKING THE TIME!
History: P11 266 using 40gig Maxtor hd that was partitioned
with partion magic 5 into 3 partions (c:6gig D:8gig E:25gig)
running win98se for a year or so.
upgraded to win 2000 installed on C: drive changing
files system for c to ntf. left d and e the way they were.
got virus!... lots of trouble! Crashed hard!
would not reboot. could not boot up on startup disk..
said disk io error... all versions of boot disk gave me
disk io error.
so put partion magic emergency boot disk in....it worked allowing
me to put C: back to fat32 the same as it was... seemed to work.
But boot up to hard drive failed but
thats when bios stopped seeing hard drive.
I have now used all diagnostics available to me to no avail.
updated bios to make sure.
put in another hard drive and it booted perfectly.
Got new ribbons, rechecked jumpers and pins.
used maxtor hard drive utilities to boot up computer
.. it found the hard drive and brought up these errors.
smart enable command failure,
bios extension support failed,
partition information read failure,
ERROR CODE S01
drive recal test failed
smart disable function failed
ERROR CODE UK0E02
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS..
LBA 0 BLOCKS 0 HEADS 16 SPT 63
MAXIMUM LBA 0
CONGRADULATIONS HARD DRIVE IS NOW ERROR FREE AND
RECERTIFIED.
Bios does not see hard drive, cannot use Fdisk or
Fdisk /mbr cannot put sys files onto hard drisk.
used debug to remove all hard drive info..
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Hello Everyone,

Over the last couple days, I built a new PC and installed windows 8.1. Initially I had some issues installing windows, so I unplugged all my drives except the SSD and DVD. I installed windows to my SSD.

Everything works great!

Now I started adding my drives back in 1 at a time. When I plugged my 2nd SSD in, it showed up in BIOS, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. So I booted back into the install CD, it showed up in the disk manager there. Since this was also a blank SSD, I partitioned and formated the drive from the install CD, then exited the installer and booted back to my windows drive.

I have 2 SSD drives working great!

Now to add my 2TB HDD... Same issue, it shows up in BIOS and the install disc, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. This drive does not have a boot partition on it, however, it does have two existing data partitions. They were made from my previous windows 7 system and the option to delete these partitions is grayed out in the install disc menu. I also have some data that I would like to keep on it. I have a USB dock that I can use to read the contents of the disk just fine. Everything is there and in working order.

Can anyone help me out here? What is different about Windows 8.1 that is preventing my hard drives from showing up in windows proper? I am reading things about UEFI online, but nothing seems to fit my exact scenario. I will try and post some screen shots when I get back at it.

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A:2nd hard drive shows in BIOS but not Disk Management

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Hello,
I am having some problems with a Asus A7V266-E. It recently had a new hard drive put in and after that it froze and whouldn't even show anything on the moniter. Since then I have reset the CDCTRL or something beside the motherboard battery. I have gotten the bios to recognize the hard drive now and have actually been able to install and run windows from it. Upon boot right after the "Energy" screen it says "Fast Trak "lite" Bios ver. 1.31 (Build 24) Scanning IDE Drives....... and after that and hitting "Ctrl + F" as it says to do In the FastBuild it says there is no disk found and does not let me change anything withing since after hitting any key it reboots the system. If "Cltr + F" isn't hit it will eventually load into windows. Please help me, I'd like to know how to fix the problem of the Fastbuild not thinking there is a HD and slowing the booting process down that much. THANKS

-Chris
 

A:No Disk found in FastBuild utility HELP!!!!

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I have an Inspiron 660. Last fall I upgraded Win 7 to Win 10/64.  I was looking at the System Information recently and I noticed that the BIOS mode was set to Legacy.
I see that UEFI is a step up from BIOS.
Is it safe to switch to UEFI after upgrading in Legacy BIOS mode?

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Hello,
I cannot install windows 8 in BIOS or UEFI mode.

it's getting boot and install only in EFI mode. after trying to reinstall it won't allow me to select the disk partition, as it gave me the error "
Windows 8 cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks." i tried all the given solutions on GOogle. even i cannot recover or refresh using windows 8 environment. many times it gives me BSOD. cannot vonvert to MBR as it says it cannot be done on virtual HDD.
tried many things nothing works, need to install windows 8 after every 1 or 2weeks, many a times my BCD data gets corrupt, and windows wont start. Also tried many things to repair this, but only thing that works is reinstalling windows 8.
That gpt or MBR error was solved by selecting UEFI:CD drive. in boot options by pressing F12 after inserting the disk.

anyone has the solutions for this error??

My system configuration:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3029 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1813 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102399 MB, Free - 33011 MB; D: Total - 374009 MB, Free - 51233 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-DS2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Solved: Cannot install windows 8 in UEFI or normal BIOS mode

OK OK OK \..
nobody did try to reply for this one.

got it solved, all that was needed was formatting hard drive completely using windows XP, as it automatically formats to MBR type.

the problem i was facing was hard drive was set to GPT which gave many drive errors, and didn't allow to install windows 8 or 7 as they dont let you format with that POWER as my fav old XP did...

OLD IS GOLD!
 

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I have an Inspiron 660. Last fall I upgraded Win 7 to Win 10/64.  I was looking at the System Information recently and I noticed that the BIOS mode was set to Legacy.
I see that UEFI is a step up from BIOS.
Is it safe to switch to UEFI after upgrading in Legacy BIOS mode?

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I have been scouring Google for the last couple days looking for this, but I can not find a thing. I have a Dell Optiplex GX150 PIII 1 GHz, running windows 2000. I had a 20GB drive with my OS, and a 60GB drive for storage. Recently I upgraded to a 120GB drive for the OS, and kept the 60GB drive for storage. I had to re-install Windows 2000 on the 120GB drive, and everything worked fine.

The next day, I started up the computer and I got the message "Primary hard disk drive 1 not found", and the drive was missing in windows. Ok...so I restart and get into the BIOS settings, and the drive is there, and all settings look ok (it's on AUTO, so it's picking it up). I exited and continued to boot up. No error message, and the drive showed up in windows. I thought the problem was solved, but then it happened again the next day. As far as I can tell, if the computer is powered off for more than a couple hours, the drive is not found, but will be found on a immediate restart every time without fail. Windows boots up just fine, but that drive is always missing unless I restart. I’ve done this kind of stuff before, and I know the jumper settings on the drives are ok. Any ideas?
 

A:Primary hard disk drive 1 not found on boot, works on reboot

Welcome.

My first thoughts are that you may have a faulty drive?
 

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Hdwr: Dell Dimension 8200, WinXP Pro.
System failed with no warning or performance problems.
Can't recall a single warning sign.
Current situation: Can't get past BIOS setup. Drives are not recognized.
an't access CD Rom drive or Hard Drive so I can't use solutions that are CD based.
Attempted fixes:
- battery tested ok, but I replaced it anyway
-downloaded MS XP boot disk. It renamed the CD drive R: and I could read CD's, but it is in Win98 format (dos) and "could not create swap files" to access I386 files
- tried floppy boot with selected I386 files... no good.
- tried switching boot order.
- tried unplugging ribbon cables and power cables
-tried holding "on" button for 30 sec. to "reset"
The hard drive is spinning and the light is on
The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files
The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok
Someone a lot smarter than I must have the solution. (No, I don't want to buy a new box right now).
Thx.
Ed
 

A:?WinXP Pro: boot error "Primary hard disk drive not found"

Hi, Ed from San Diego,
 
A couple of things that might help.
You say "The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files. The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok.". This ain't necessarily so !  Just because the drive is spinning it doesn't mean it is reading. Can you borrow a drive and swap it for your own ?
It's not holding in the 'On' button for 30 seconds that resets it, it is turning the power off from the computer for 30+ seconds that does this. You can turn it off either at the wall or at the switch on the back of the computer's power supply, both have the same effect.
 
I will admit that I am as much in the dark as you are about what has caused your problem. I have had computers crash and / or just stop running for a number of reasons over the years, but never a time when the BIOS refused to recognise drives. I do have the situation on my own computer, where I have three HDDs two of which are the same model, and the BIOS occasionally has got confused about which is which. All this results in is a message at boot time 'No operating system found'. And all this entails is going into the BIOS and swapping the drive order around.
 
Best of luck,
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi,
My friend's laptop (Acer Aspire One 722 - Windows 7 x64) has been shut down after opening an email and Windows never started up again. When you attempt to start up the windows, it stays the black screen and says "No bootable Device Found"!

1- I inserted Windows Live Disk and loaded it (Windows XP Mini - Golden Edition). When I went to "My Computer", it did not show any local drive. I went to "Disk Management" and in there, there was also no unallocated or allocated space.

2- I even removed the HDD and plugged it back in. No thing happened. Then I removed the RAM card and inserted it back. Again, nothing happened! By the way, HDD had movements when laptop was on (I had removed the beneath panel).

3- I inserted Windows 7 Disk to install a fresh Windows 7. But when you get to the part where it asks you to choose the partition to install the operating Sustem, it shows one unallocated drive with 0 (Zero) capacity! The options to Delete and format are disable. Only the option "New" is active and it gives you (0) bite to partition!

What has happened? What should I check/do next?

A:Hard Drive Disk is not detected in laptop - No bootable Device Found

Sounds like the hard drive is dead. Do you guys have a spare HDD to test with?

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Today when I started up my computer it would not start up.

It will always give the error. DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. I open the bios and it reads neither my SATA 500GB seagate hard drive or my IDE DVD Drive. I'm pretty sure my hard drive is not dead because the computer was custom built about 6 months ago and the harddrive is pretty new.

The only thing that was done before the computer stopped working was my friend tried to put in his external hard drive (no idea what kind) and it wouldn't install via plug n play so we gave up. Could his external really have messed my bios and/or hard drive up?

Main thing I did to try and fix this was remove the CMOS battery to reset the bios but that didnt help either.
Specs for my computer are.

Core Duo Processor 2.66GHz, 6AMB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz

4gb of ram

Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 Motherboard.
PLZ help
 

A:Bios won't read Hard Drive. DISK BOOT FAILURE.

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Recently I decided to upgrade my hard disk storage space so I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA hard disk drive. Upon installing the drive I entered the Bios and went into "Intergrated Peripherals" section and set the BIOS to recognize P-ATA + S-ATA drives. When I reboot the new Maxtor drive shows up in Windows Explorer and functions normally. Also in Windows Explorer, my CD/DVD drive appears. However when I put a cd in the drive and click on the drive in Explorer I get the message to "Insert a disc into drive F:". The drive will not read the disc. When I went into Device Manager the CD/DVD drive shows up and says that it is functioning properly. Strange.....
So, I rebooted and reset the BIOS to the setup defaults (ie. P-ATA Drive Only) and when the computer boots up now the CD/DVD drive functions normally but the Maxtor drive is now not recognized. I understandObviously the Maxtor drive is not recognized because the BIOS is set for P-ATA drive only, but why when the BIOS is set for P-ATA + S-ATA is the CD/DVD drive not recognized?

My computer specs are as follows:

Processsor: Intel Pentium4 3.2C GHz (478pin/FSB800)
Motherboard: MSI i865G ATX
Bios: AMI Bios
RAM: DDR SDRAM 1GB (512MB x 2 / PC3200)
Video:nVidia GeForce FX5700 128MB AGP
Sound: CREATIVE SoundBlaster Audigy2ZS Platinum Pro
Hard Disk1:160GB Ultra ATA HDD (7200rpm)
Hard Disk2:Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA
OS: Windows XP PRo
 

A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated
 

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so i was told to buy a sata data and power combo cable and connect the hard drive to my desktop but i don't know what to do after that, is there a certain web site i go to to fix this problem or reformat it is a dell inspiron 1545 and i have windows vista please help
 

A:Dell laptop says internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices

Can you say what happened to your pc, does it boot into Windows?
What do you want to do with the SATA cable you have bought?
 

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I am running Windows XP on an Nspire laptop purchased just a few months back. I installed Ad Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyblaster, Zone Alarm, and Windows Defender in addition to the Verizon Security Suite that was currently running in order to find and delete some adware viruses. Spybot was successful and everything was restored to normal for a couple of days until I restarted and got a blue screen error "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and stating that I should disable BIOS memory options. I assumed that I had too many virus scanning programs and firewalls installed so I was able to boot into safe mode as administrator and deleted all of the before mentioned programs except for Windows Defender and Verizon Security Suite which I planned to keep. At restart I received the same blue screen message so I went to the BIOS setup menu to check the memory options and my BIOS menu has extremely limited settings options (Phoenix Trusted Core) which frustrated me and I (stupidly) reset the default settings. Now I was unable to get past the black screen telling me that Windows failed to start normally. So I went to the XP recovery CD and tried recovery and now all I get is a blue screen saying hard drive not found.
This laptop was purchased "Vista ready" but with XP Pro installed by my request. Could the problem possibly be that XP setup is not recognizing the hard drive because I reset the settings to default and now the hard drive is recognizable by Vista but n... Read more

A:Solved: Changed BIOS settings to default, blue error screen, hard drive not found

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I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop, spec. is i7-2640 processor, 8GB memory, 750GB hard drive. The problem is that it often freezes and when restarted it suggests no hard drive, "No boot device found". If I go into the BIOS there is no hard drive, if I boot into the diagnostics screen (F12) and run thr tests on the hard drive it comes up as passed, if I then restart the laptop it will boot into windows 7 Ultimate.
Evertime it freezes it won't boot after a restart unless I run diagnostics then it will start OK.
My thoughts are that it is hard drive, although all tests I have carried out on it suggest its OK, one of the times it booted into windows I ran the Seagate seatools and it was fine.
Anyone any suggestions as to the cause?
 

A:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

Sorry, message at start is "A disk read error occurred", not sure if that makes any difference to your thoughts.
I reformatted and reloaded the software to see if that made any difference but the problem still persists.
 

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I have an existing Windows 10 Pro installation. My partitions are:
system reserved: 500 mb
C: boot, page file, primary partition
E: logical drive
F: logical drive
I would like to do a clean install with WIN 10 Anniversary Update (1607), and convert my disk from BIOS to UEFI.
What modifications would i need to do to GPTgen while upgrading and maintaining my programs and data?

Thanks

A:clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI

Modifications....none.

Windows 10 already utilizes GPT partitioning....on a clean install. The only thing you would need to do is change your BIOS firmware from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS. You will need to confirm that in your BIOS. Or to check with in windows.....in the search bar of cortana, type system information and when the window pops up, scroll down to BIOS mode......here's mine.

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I'm trying to put an old hard drive into my PC as a slave but i can't find it in disk management. It is installed via IDE and BIOS recognises it as a hard drive but i can't find it when i login to my PC.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: hard drive recognised in BIOS but doesn't show in Disk Management

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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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So after I did change to SATA AHCI mode in the BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as a removable device in system tray. So how do I fix this issue, and I did follow the instructions in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 922976, and is found right here; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
 

A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as removable

There is nothing to fix, SATA drives are hot pluggable so that is all perfectly normal.
 

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**** This issue has been resolved ****
**** Look at Page 4, posts 4 and 5 ****
**** You need to enable Legacy MBR by Enabling Launch CSM in the EFI Setup ****

Hello all,

This is my first post. I am a Windows 7 user and now (against my will) Windows 8.

I bought an ASUS N76 laptop pre-loaded with Windows 8 so these are the new generation n76 series. The old ones come with Windows 7. Anyway...

I attempted to boot a Windows 7 ULT 64 install DVD but the install hangs on the Windows logo/flag. So...

- Windows is loading files is shown and hidden
- The animated Windows logo appears and then it just hangs....go figure

I have no idea what is going wrong. I went into the UEFI setup and the only option for my BR is EUFI boot.

I also added a "boot option" asking the EFI to boot "efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" or "\efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" but when selected (from Boot Override), the screen goes blank for a few seconds, the BR starts spinning and I am thrown back at the EFI so it looks like it cannot find the file. For path, I selected the BR device and at the end has a "\".

I have secure boot disabled. (yep, I have an option for that). So now I am left empty handed and I am stuck with Windows 8. I even put in a brand new SSD hoping I would install W7 on it but I can't even start the setup!! Argh....

I am very experienced with MBR and BIOS but I am a complete newbie to UEFI. I don't know what is going wrong and why the setup hangs....Ther... Read more

A:Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot)

Win8 PC's have Secure BIOS which must be disabled to install any other oS, then you can install in UEFI mode following these steps: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

If you want to bypass UEFI and install normally to an MBR drive the procedure is related here: MS new "Secure Boot" locked BIOS arrives

Other info on EFI:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output

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Hello there
After inadvertently removing the data cable from my ssd drive and booting the pc, I got the usual message 'Non bootable device found insert media'
I booted again into bios and could no longer see the ssd drive, I powered off and opened the case to see I had knocked off the data lead to the ssd (the power lead was still plugged in) I reattached the cable, and booted only to get the above message again, I went into bios and could see the ssd, but not as a UEFI drive and thats that the pc will not boot, why would it, the drive is GPT partioned and set up as UEFI drive in the bios and has worked fine for over a year. I don't get it, nothing has changed, but as the ssd is setup as a UEFI drive if you select the ssd as a normal drive it won't boot. How does the bios loose the reference of how the drive is setup, just because it was unplugged ?
With MBR you can plug - unplug all day long, I don't get why UEFI is so flakey ?
I only opened the case to speed test another ssd.

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Hello there
After inadvertently removing the data cable from my ssd drive and booting the pc, I got the usual message 'Non bootable device found insert media'
I booted again into bios and could no longer see the ssd drive, I powered off and opened the case to see I had knocked off the data lead to the ssd (the power lead was still plugged in) I reattached the cable, and booted only to get the above message again, I went into bios and could see the ssd, but not as a UEFI drive and thats that the pc will not boot, why would it, the drive is GPT partioned and set up as UEFI drive in the bios and has worked fine for over a year. I don't get it, nothing has changed, but as the ssd is setup as a UEFI drive if you select the ssd as a normal drive it won't boot. How does the bios loose the reference of how the drive is setup, just because it was unplugged ?
With MBR you can plug - unplug all day long, I don't get why UEFI is so flakey ?
I only opened the case to speed test another ssd.

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According to the Tutorial, I SHOULD have been able to install Win8 Pro x64 retail onto a Seagate 3TB hard drive. The ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe mobo has UEFI BIOS on it and recognizes the drive as being 3TB in size.
When I went to install onto the 3TB partition tho, Win8 barfed ans said that it could not install on a GPT partition. When trying to create a 3TB simple volume or MBR partition, the 2TB partition showed up again.
Any ideas?

A:Unable to install Win8 x 64Pro Retail on 3TB GPT drive on ASUS UEFI

Is the installer on a usb stick?

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Assume I have a BIOS (=NON-UEFI) based system/motherboard with a first MBR based hard disk (which contain the winOS 7 system).

Now I want to attach a second, big (3 TB) hard disk.

Due to the size I have to set it up as GPT hard disk.

Can such a second GPT hard disk co-exist with a first MBR based hard disk (if it is attached directly
to the SATA mainboard slot)?

Assume I put the second GPT based hard disk into an external USB case.
Can such a second GPT hard disk co-exist with a MBR based system mentioned above?

If both answers are negative: Is there another solution (without migration to UEFI)?

I want to use the second hard disk only for data storage. No bootable system should be installed on it.
Peter

A:Can I run a second GTP hard disk on a NON-UEFI MBR based system?

Hello Peter,

Yes, that would work just fine since they are separate hard disks, and the GPT disk will not be an OS disk.

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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a software/utility to check the condition/health of the hard disks,i.e.its estimated lifespan and error checking.Thank you.
 

A:Hard Disk Utility?

Someone suggested HDTune in another thread you started but I would just use the Hard Drive Manufacturers diagnostic utilities. I know Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital all have them.

You really can't predict Lifespan of a drive. When it starts to go, backup your files and get a new drive.
 

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I switched my Fujjitsu-Siemens Amilo li-1718 the other day and was met with the dreaded 'operating system not found' message.

I haven't changed anything big recently, and it's more or less been working fine for a long time now.

I had, however, just had it in a bag and moved it across town, so after reading up I thought maybe something might have come loose inside. But I also read that it could be a BIOS problem, and after going in there I noticed that under 'hard drive' in 'main' it said 'None.' Changing it to auto or user didn't seem to make much difference as it still wouldn't load and would always revert back to none.

However, I also read that if the computer keeps resetting itself to an arbitrary time and date that it can be symptomatic of a CMOS problem... my computer had been doing this occasionally for a month or two before this happened.

I also tried making a windows vista recovery CD, and tried to boot off that, but still got the same 'Operating System Not Found...' message.

Basically, I want to make sure i've tried everything before I open the case and go poking around inside, as I'd really have no idea what i'm doing, but i'm hoping it's just a loose wire that will be pretty self-evident when I open it up.

Any ideas?
 

A:"Operating system not found" - BIOS or Hard Drive error?

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I was wondering if theire is a reliable software that exist to test cpu,ram,hard disk, motherboard.

Thanks in advanced
 

A:Testing utility for cpu,mobo,hard disk and ram

There is no all-in-one tool. And besides, if something does everything then it is good for nothing.

CPU:
Any CPU burn-in test. The computer will crash if there is a problem. No more advanced CPU testing is possible. How can you test a CPU when you are supposed to run the testing utility on the very same CPU at the same time?

RAM:
MemTest86 or MemTest86+

HD:
Every HD manufacturer supplies a diagnostic tool for their HDs. Most of them can also be used to test the HDs of other manufacturers to some extent.

Motherboard:
Nothing to test those reliably. A mobo is a very proprietary product and noone is interested in making them software-testable anyway. Basically, if everything else checks OK then it is the motherboard's fault.
 

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Hi, there's an app which show where all your harddisk space has gone, in nice pretty coloured blocks but my harddrive packed in and i lost it, any ideas what its called and where to find it? I think Phantasm recomended it in the first place.
Cheers
 

A:Hard disk space usage Utility

SequoiaView
 

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My XP Pro SP2 laptop has a lot of third-party things installed on it, and I'd like to figure out which one causes more-than-occasional bouts of repetitive hard disk access. The 'hard disk access' LED light gets lit almost-continuously and I can hear the rapid clicking of the disk heads moving, but I can't figure out what's actually being done. It slows down *everything*. It's not just page-faulting -- I can monitor "page faults delta" with Windows Task Manager under "View -> Select Columns..." -- something's accessing files a lot. It almost always happens when returning from stand-by/suspend.

I know it's not antivirus scanning, because I run that manually and turned off automatic protection.

Is there a utility for monitoring how much hard disk access each running process is using up in the last 5 seconds or so? Disk Monitor isn't very useful in that regard.
 

A:Is there a utility to monitor hard disk access?

Have a look at Process Monitor; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

It produces lots of impressive looking details, most of which I don't understand, but you may be smarter than me (not difficult!).
 

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This happened suddenly. Whenever I boot / start my windows xp system I am getting the following message:
“Reboot and select proper Boot device Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key”
The system does not recognize the existence of my c drive. When I press "Del" key on boot-up it bring the BIOS set-up Utility. Where Primary IDE Master : (Not detected)
Type: Not installed
Device: Not detected
When I go to Boot up order: and change in this order, Harddrive, CD Rom and A Drive and then press F10 to save and exit.
Even after that the BIOS - Main: Primary IDE Master is showing as not detected

When I insert the Start-up floppy disk, it brings up A:>
but when I change C:\ - it does not go to c drive and shows as " invalid drive specification"
System shows ONLY "A" drive.

Assuming that my SATA - ATA hard drive would have damaged, I replaced it with a new WD ATA drive.
Even after replacing the new hard-drive, still I am getting the same error message, “Reboot and select proper Boot device Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key”

Please let me know what I should do to bring back my C drive into BIOS set-up utility

Thanks
 

A:C drive missing in BIOS set-up utility

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Hi, I have a HP Pavilion 15 n204tx Notebook with Windows 8.1 running. Now I would like to install a SSD by replacing the optical drive. I am not an expert and I did some digging. I heard that before I install Windows to the new SSD, I should change settings in BIOS to AHCI concerning my hard drive. My Problem now is that I can't find it in BIOS. Where can it be found and maybe changed? Is it really needed to change BIOS mode? What are my alternate choices?

A:UEFI BIOS Access, Changing Boot Drive Order To SSD

Hi, No, you can't do that. You have to swap SSD and HDD. Put old HDD to the caddy. Regards.

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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I have followed the instructions from this site, more specifically UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
and when I reach the "Starting Windows" screen with the windows logo, it stays there indefinitely. I tried both methods: Rufus and Diskpart, both yielded the same result.

The partition table of the disk is GPT.
UEFI is 2+ (Rampage IV Mobo)
Safe Boot is disabled
Tried with Fast Boot enabled and disabled.
Tried with CSM enabled and disabled. Works with CSM enabled, but not in UEFI mode.
Tried with SMART is enabled and disabled.
Tried with two different flash drives (just to make sure it was not the problem).
SATA is set to AHCI.

I'm not sure of what else I should try.
Any help is appreciated.

A:Flash drive windows 7 installation in UEFI mode not working

What are the exact settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS and BIOS Boot priority? Camera snaps will help: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If you want to install to UEFI did you format the stick for UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows using Option One? Then did you boot the stick as a UEFI device?

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I need to change some setting in my UEFI/BIOS but it is stuck in ready only mode.
All options are blanked out except for "exit". How can I get it to let me edit the settings again?

A:Cannot change UEFI settings / UEFI stuck in read only mode

You may have to disable the "Secure Boot" option first.

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