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Cleaned the power supply fan and re-attached all sata and power cables correctly windows 7 pro

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Is the HD spinning? Did you place the HD cable back into the same slot it was removed from on the motherboard? Try switching the Power Supply cable with another to the HD.

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So the 80GB drive is an IDE drive, right?

Different manufacturer's have different BIOS' so I can't say with certainty what you'll see in yours, but on my ASUS motherboards I have a one of three settings:

PATA
SATA
PATA+SATA

When I run both IDE and SATA drives I need to use the third setting. I sounds like you're shutting off the PATA when you enable the SATA so there's no drive from which to boot.

If I misunderstand your problem please let me know.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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Hi havinthangs,

Have you tried ignoring the monitor error, that is pressing F1?

Additionally, you can try, use a separate power connector for the DVD drive not piggybacked to the one used by the HD. If your drives are SATA, double check on the power adapter. If your DVD is external and USB connected, check its own power supply. Further you may want to un-check the Auto Power OFF in Power Management for USBs.

If you think the problem is PSU related, you can try lowering your BIOS/CMOS settings down to Default and not Optimized.

Of course the next best try would be to use a another PSU preferably with a higher wattage.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on May 27, 2008

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Have you tried changing the cmos battery on the motherboard?

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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Answers to your questions:
1. Yes
2. Very likely
3. a Google search should show you what the connectors look like.
4 HP/Compaq do a good job of providing documentation. Go to hp.com and put in your system information. You should be able to locate motherboard diagrams there. If you can't let me know and I'll try to locate them.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: OverClocking Problem when startup my system

Most motherboards have settings that allow the board to try and overclock itself upon bootup. Take a look in your manual and it should lead you to the correct setting in the bios that will allow you to have the computer boot up in normal mode. Failing that, you may have to force the motherboard back to the default setup. There is a jumper you would have to move, then you would remove the battery from the motherboard. Check your manual for how to clear the CMOS settings if you need to do that step.

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WHAT IS .NTLDR .WIN XP HOME


NTLDR is the file that loads the OS. (It expands to NT Loader - all versions of Windows from WIN NT (Win2K) through XP used this file.) The message could indicate the ntdetect.com is damaged.

First make sure that you do not have a non-boot disc in the floppy or CD drive. Similarly, if your computer can boot from a USB device, unplug flash drives or other USB drives. Make sure that your boot device order is accurate (your C: drive should be first) in the BIOS. (Accessing the BIOS depends on your computer, often you need to repeatedly press F1, Esc, Del, or F10 after turning on the computer. There should be a screen that shows you the correct key.) While you are in the BIOS, make sure that your hard drive is recognized by the machine. If your hard drive isn't recognized, try replacing the data cable with a new cable and switching power connection cable with another from the power supply.

If the hard drive is present, the first solution is to get a bootable CD and copy the files back to your C: drive. You can use a Windows XP install or upgrade disk. For this type of source. Boot to the CD (press any key) and then enter the Repair option (R). Choose your Windows installation and enter your administrator password. Then copy i386ntldr and i386ntdetect.com from the CD (D: or E: drive) to the C: drive. (for example: type "copy d:i386ntldr c:" without the quotes )

The boot information (MBR) could be damaged. In that case, the you'll need the Windows CD to run fixboot and fixmbr from the Recovery Console.

If the above doesn't work, you should try a new hard drive and copy the files to it. Make sure that you format the drive to create a bootable disc. (Use a bootable diskette, if needed.)

I hope this helps.

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Oct 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Change my gx620 motherboard with ide connector for dvd rom to a 745 motherboard which has sata connection for dvd rom so i purchased a sata dvd rom and sata cable plugged everything in but the dvd rom wont...


With sata there are two cables, just like ide. One is the power and the other is for data. The data cable goes from the device to the motherboard. The power comes from the power supply. If your power supply does not have a sata connection you can purchase an adapter that will turn an available 4pin Molex into a sata connection.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ide+to+sata+adapter&_sacat=3667&_odkw=ide+to+sata+adapter&_osacat=42017&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

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I HAVE MY MASTER 160Gb SATA SEAGATE, I HAVE TO ATTACH A NEW 500Gb SATA SEAGATE ,I'VE GONE TO BIOS SET UP. BUT IT DOESN'T DETECT MY NEW DRIVE.CAN YOU SHOW ME THE WAY TO SLAVE A SATA SEAGATE HARD...


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master
IDE-1 means Pri slave
IDE-2 means Sec master
IDE-3 means Sec slave

Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation.
If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you.

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When i started my laptop it says no bootable device insert bootable device


see if the power cables are conectes to the disk and the ide cable is conected too, if they are, install your system software( xp, linux or win 7) good work

Feb 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have an msi ms-7390 k9n sli ver 2 motherboard and I updated the bios to the latest ver. 1.2. After that when cold booting the motherboard does not initialize usb you have to press delete to enter setup...


move the sata connection for your bootable HDD to another port like 3 or 4 and the bios will detect then run bios setup to boot from the sata 3 or 4 and it works like normal, must be a bug in sata 1 and 2. had same issue trying to install win7 x64. Win 7 refuses to detect sata DVD drive, moved it on the MB and it installed fine.

Jul 19, 2010 | MSI K8N Neo4-F Motherboard

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Hi drifterk back again for another problem i need help with. okay after i reset the Bios to Optimized Defaults i cant seem to boot my windows 7 setup disc from restart it doesnt pick up any disc's in...


For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" then enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as cd/dvd rom then save settings and exit.
then it boot with that disk.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Jan 24, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My boot screen shows secondary slave hard disk error press F1 to resume. if i press f1 it enters into bios setup and the i press esc discard changes logging into windows but secondary disk is not detected....


Check on harddrive you find jumper on it.
Then read on harddisk you can find there is specifiaction for master, slave and cable select jumper settings.
Put jumper as cable select then check.
Also reconnect sata or ide and power cable to harddisk.
Then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Oct 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Compaq CQ40-108TU unable to install XP OS


Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer.
At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive.
After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection.
Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction.
Good luck!

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Aug 24, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Power hard disc


This message comes when your harddisk is not detected in bios.
When you power up the laptop press
F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios setup.
Then check SATA is disable. then save settings then restart .

Jul 30, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Bad SATA data cable connector or drive?


Hi miss, is you're new SATA being seen in you're bios?
To check this. At boot up press the Delete key every two seconds until the bios main menu loads.
You should see the new SATA listed here. If you do not see you're new drive listed than shut down the PC & unplug the power cord. Remove the data cable & clean it with a cotton swab & some house hold alcohol. (no dripping). Wipe off both ends of
the data cable & the drive's connector. ( Allow time to dry).
Re-connect every thing & again check you're bios. If you're drive is listed than you can use you're current windows to format the drive. I gather you're current windows is running correctly.
If you get a error message from windows during format, do not worry, yet!
I suggest you download the drive's Mfg's software tools & use this to test & setup the SATA drive. Locate the white sticker on the new SATA drive. There you'll find the model number & serial number. Write the drives information down on paprer for later. You can register you're SATA drive later at the Mfg's site.
Most Mfg's have bootable software for a floppy disk & the same to creat a bootable CD-ROM disk so you can setup & test you're new drive which is what I am suggesting you do. You will need to disconnect you're other SATA drives while using the bootable software. (Just unplug their data cable). No need to unplug the power to the drive - (s).
I am sure you will be able to setup and test you're new drive. Once finished, reconnect everything. Double check everything before closing up the case. Boot you're system. Windows should see you're new drive.

Good Luck!
If I can be of more service, just ask.

Mike

Apr 15, 2008 | ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard

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