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Cannot Boot up Computer: sends me to the bio screens

How can I change bios to get computer to boot up and recognize the hard drive, the S M A R T even does not recogizne

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    I bought a new seagate 80 gig sata hard drive trying to replace my old pata harddisk. the motherboard has a sata slot (2) and the model of the motherboard is ecs p4m800. but when I boot the pc it doesnt detect my harddisk...Please help...

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I presume you know how to get into the BIOS, but you don't say if this is a new drive being replaced or a second drive being added etc., but I'm guessing that you don't have the drive configured correctly. There are three jumper positions on most drive to set the drive as a Master (M), Slave (S) or Cable Select (CS). Some systems are set to just use the Cable Select setting and the drives are configured based on their position on the ribbon cable, others must have one drive configured as the Master and the other as the Slave. Often a single HD is installed with the jumpers removed or turned sideways to disable the settings which is OK for a single drive, so if you adding a second drive, remove the first drive and if it is on CS, set the new drive to CS as well, but if the original first has the jumper set sideways or has no jumper at all, then you need to either set it to CS if your system supports it or set your boot drive as the Master and the new drive as Slave. CD Roms count as drives and if on the same ribbon must be configured the same way.

Most drive manufacturers have web sites that will help you configure the drives correctly, so check their sites for instructions on setting the jumpers.

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I am having the same issue but not due to a HD change. It just started doing it on a dell laptop. I have checked to see if the key is stuck. I have removed the key to look for debris and so on.

I did however find a way around it by holding F8 upon boot, which gives you a boot option screen and then you click start windows normally. I also had to disable the fn button scheme in the bios so the internet adapter wouldn't become disabled then enabled off and on contantly. I am at a loss as to how to correct the issue.

I would consider a bios flash as some had recomended that I try that in order to correct the issue, but if I do from windows as opposed to flash drive as dell would have me do I wonder if I run the risk of a bad flashing compromising the system.

Is there a way to do key reassignment to enter the bios until I can figure out the problem with the keys?

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This might sound stupid, but check your function ("f_") keys at the top of your keyboard to make sure none are stuck. Especially the F2 key which is the most popular key to enter BIOS setup and the 'esc' key.

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