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PC don't recognize my HDD'S on boot.

Why won't my pc recognize my hdd's on first boot,but recognize's them when I press the restart,could it be the button on the way out?

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I had a problem with a Seagate external hard drive, recently, where the PC didn't recognize the HDD on startup. BUT, if I unplugged the drive and plugged it back in (usb or power connection) after the boot was completed the system recognized it.

Turns out that I had to get a patch for the driver from Seagate for my specific brand new HP i7 computer.

I had to call technical support patiently have them walk me through all the stuff that I had already tried and, when I told them it didn't work, they had me try it on my other laptop. It worked, so, they gave me the web link to download a patch for that specific problem.

It's common when one or both manufacturers come out with brand new products that they're still getting the bugs out of...

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this may or may not help, try taking out the cmos battery out (looks like a watch battery) and leave for a few minutes then replace, this will reset the bios.

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SOURCE: my pc crashed and on restart it asks for me to reboot and select proper boot device OR insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key- I don't have the boot media c d and can no longer get

Listed below is link to HP drivers page for M270. The recovery Windows Media Center CD is no longer availabe for purchase. If you have a license copy of Windows XP you can install then download remaing drivers from link listed below:

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SOURCE: a new hard drive

The solution for this problem is simple. I experienced it when I changed my HD last year. You need to download a SATA driver form nvidia for your motherboard. Make sure you have it on a floppy drive. Then when reinstalling the OS, on the blue screen at start, up press F6 when prompted. Then when it asks you, load the floppy driver. Problem solved. 100%

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SOURCE: my Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop won't start.. when

Do you see anything on the screen?

Try the following things:

  1. Try starting the computer with only the battery
  2. Remove the battery and try booting with only the power adapter
  3. Try removing and replacing your memory
Could be a bad power supply or bad battery. After you try the above steps, report your results.

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