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Hi when I start the computer, at the beginning i get error messages like, sata drive not found press f1 to continue press f2 to reboot, but i tried both f1 & f2 still windows doesn't start goes back to same error. So please help me with this issue

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Open the side cabinet and check all the power connections to all drives. They heed to be snug tight in order to function, also check the cables too. Now start-up your computer and hit DEL to enter BIOS. When on the screen which shows your HDD & CD rom, check if all of them are registering in the BIOS. If not fiddle around the power cables and make sure that drive is getting power by feeling the vibration of that drive. Also check your jeyboard for any depressed keys and see the PS2 jack to check that no pins are bent. It should work after that unless your HDD has become corrupted.........sodeep

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Hi...you can try to remove the battery of your motherboard..the battery is located somewhwere in the bottom of the motherboard..it will reset you bios settings to default.

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