My computer hang so i switch off and on again.Then start it wont boot and i wait the intel logo show then i press F2 to bios setup its not showing my primary hardisk. Then i try to another computer still same thing i from the bios setup is not showing.what is the problem and how can i fixed this and to retrived my file..
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Re: Bios setup cannot detected 500gb sata Maxtor
Hy on your maxtorhdd you have a jumper configuration you have to put your jumper in the good configuration so your primarieshdd is the one that have the exploitation system and the other one you need to set it to secondaryhdd
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Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually delete or F2 to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS if you need to change any of the settings using the arrow keys you can load failsafe or optimised defaults hope it helps you
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.
your computer is trying to boot from the new istalled drive instead of the drive containing the operating system, you could try swapping the SATA cables on the mother board, or enter the BIOS by rebooting and at start up, holding the correct key (acording to the manual) then look for BOOT DEVICE some where in the BIOS menu, change the boot device to the correct hard drive (the one containing the operating system)
The easiest way to put in a new drive is to boot to the old drive as a master then put the new drive in as a slave. Make sure that if your using all sata drives, that you specify which drive to boot to in your bios. Then Format from your OS, and load away.
1. DOS disk doesn't recognize SATA, that's the truth
2. You're going to have a problem if you install OS in your computer (solution: do not select SATA in HDD type but rather IDE)
3. For your SATA HDD to become primary (boot first) try to select your SATA HDD as devic first to boot..
IDE AND SATA CONTROLLER PROBLEMS ON MAXTOR DRIVES.UNINSTALL CONTROLLERS AND REBOOT,DO NOT PLUG IDE DRIVE IN.THEN REBOOT AGAIN PLUG IDE DRIVE AND LOOK IN DEVICE MANAGER IF DRIVE IS RECOCNIZED CORRECTLY.(ASUS BOARD) OR INTEL CHIPSET PROBLEMS.
*If you have access to another computer with a cd burner*
One way is to download the universal boot cd, boot a linux rescue disk image from it and use fdisk to remove all partitions. This way the disk will be seen by windows setup again.
This is a silly bug in windows setup i've discovered a long time ago. When it does not understand the partitions on a disc it just hangs during the setup screen.
Download the iso image from http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html then burn the iso image to a blank cd. Put it in your dead machine's cd drive and boot from it. Then choose one of the linux boot options.
When linux is up and running type fdisk ENTER Then press p and a list of partitions comes up
Press d (delete) and then the number you see after /dev/hda etc.
Do this for every partition you see listed or just for the first if there is data on the second/third/etc..
Press w (write) q (quit) and reboot with the windows cd in place.
p.s. This does irreversably remove partitions and data on the disk!