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Bios problem bios errorinsert start up diskpress enter sata not decet

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    asus motherbord, 1.5gb Ram dvd rw 2800+amd P4 250gb Sata hdd

    VIPINKUMAR YADAV May 11, 2010

    please let me know the make of the motherboard. is the intel board or mercury or asus or else. and also tell me the configuration of the system whether it contain sata hard disk drive or simple ide drive. and processor is intel p4 or c2d or anything else.


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First of all enter into the BIOS SETUP and than check there wheather it detect the SATA HDD OR NOT. IF not than there is option in bios to detect the sata hdd please set it properly to detect sata hdd. it might be set to RAID or something else. and this will definitely solve your problem and you will be able to detect the sata HDD.

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Check ur hard drive is connected correctly or not...If yes then ur try to replace with a new hard drive & install OS again...

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