Question about HP Pavilion a1430n (ER900AA) PC Desktop
HP A1430N Moved my two working EIDE drives 250G over from my old HP machine and they will not boot.
They are shown in setup boot window. and work ok in the old HP.
The SATA drive has to be in th machinee for the boot bios to recognize the EIDE drives.
I am thinking of changing out the bios.
First, I _doubt_ that "changing out the BIOS" is the correct solution -- do *NOT* even try this.
Second, change the "boot-order" so that the new computer will _first_ try to boot from what was the 'C:' drive on the old computer, instead of trying to boot from the SATA drive.
Third, the version of Windows on that EIDE drive contains all the device-drivers that were appropriate for the hardware on the old computer.
Trying to load those device-drivers on the "new" computer will probably cause Windows to crash.
My recommendation: change the boot-order to "SATA-first",
disconnect the EIDE drives, and then reinstall Windows onto the SATA drive.
Then, reconnect the EIDE drives, to become 'D:' and/or 'E:' and/or 'F:' drives.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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IDE will try to boot first when pluged in, sata will not boot. I think there is a adjustment in the BIOS setting to have the SATA boot first
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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 ......,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
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 ?
? single or master :::::
master with slave ::'::
???????????????? slave? :::':
note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive next to the IDE/SATA lead/s
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