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I replaced the motherboard on a Dell inspiron 1150... How do I configure the bios to read the hard drive?

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  • bowbunny342 Sep 12, 2010

    Unfortunately, I don't get to the bootup screen... When I press the power button, it sounds like it's starting up, then it shuts down... Almost like it's looking for a drive to boot from... The reason I had to replace the mobo is because the power jack is cracked... Is the bios on the mobo?? If so, how do I configure it when it won't bootup???

  • bowbunny342 Sep 12, 2010

    The laptop won't bootup... There's no splash screen to enter the bios settings... When the power button is pressed, it acts like it's going to bootup then it shuts down - about 5 seconds elapse from the time it starts till it shuts down... Is the bios on the motherboard or the hard drive? If it's on the motherboard, how do I program the motherboard to read the hard drive?

  • bowbunny342 Sep 12, 2010

    I can't get to the bios setup cuz it won't power up. When I press the power button, it tries to start, but after 5 or so seconds, it shuts down

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The BIOS should be able to read a hard drive but you should go into the BIOS and set the time date etc etc

You will also have to set the default boot order and any security settings

under "boot order" make sure the hard drive is selected as the first device

Also make sure that the drive itself is detected in the regular area of the bios

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First go to set-up on start up, the select storage,under storage you have to set your primary I.D.E to auto so it can automatically detect the hard disk.save and exit.
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Shut down the computer and power it on again. Wait for the initial boot screen to display and tap the "Delete,"F2" keys (depends on computer model) a few times. The BIOS setup screen appears.
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Enter the BIOS password if prompted to do so and press the "Enter" key.
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Press the arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate to the "Primary CMOS Setup" or "Standard CMOS Setup" and press the "Enter" key. On many computers, the initial BIOS display screen is the "Primary" or "Basic" screen you need to access to set up the hard drives in the computer.
4.
Press the down-arrow key to move to the "Primary Master" field under the "Hard Disk" heading. Press the "Enter" key to have the BIOS automatically detect and configure the system's primary hard disk.
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Press the "F10" key to save the new BIOS settings and exit the setup utility. The computer will restart. Allow the computer to boot normally.

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