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Boot up problem with Versa P600

When I start up the system it tries to networkboot (4th in the boot up sequence). Using F2 for system utilities shows that the system doesn't think that it has a Primary master drive. Persevering with multiple starts, the system then boots up and works flawlessly until I shut down, pack it away and then bring it out the next time when the problem recurrs. Once running the system correctly identifies the hard drive.

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Re: Boot up problem with Versa P600

When you get into utilities in F2 command, the hard drive should be able to be shown by highlighting the first boot device line and then pressing the up or down key, or the + or -keys or pageup/page down key,to change the selection it will be there it is just not selected.

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