secondary master hard disc error
Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:09 AM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:23 AM
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Quick question is why is it trying to boot to the Secondary master and not to the primary drive?
Did you setup the boot sequence to do this?
Posted 07 September 2009 - 12:18 PM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:05 PM
It is located on the MOBO is looks like a Watch battery
Carefully take it out and leave it out for about 5 minutes. Then put it back in and try to boot the system.
This will force the bios into loading default settings and should allow the system to boot properly.
If not then you may have to replace the battery.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:41 PM
Thank you for your time just decided to crack open the tower and found the battery where could I get a replacement if I get no responce do you think its possible this could be the problem (sorry to bombard you with so many stupid questions)
Edited by seanachain, 07 September 2009 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:48 PM
it could be the battery is low or dead. This would cause the bios to do some strange things including changing the boot sequence.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:33 PM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:57 PM
pulled battery out of old tower that worked still get same also cmos/gpnv bad
If you need to replace the battery it is generally a CR2032 that can be found at just about any place that sells batteries.
get bios setup utility really dont know where to go from there
Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:08 PM
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to C or Main Drive.
Change the second drive to the CdRom
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:33 PM
under boot: plug&play o/s and numlock
Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:47 PM
Look through each of the sections and see if you can find the Boot Sequence
Please do not change any settings unless you let me know first.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:08 PM
Top of screen has Main-Adv.-Sec.-Power-Boot-Exit
Silent Boot Enabled
Intel®Rapid Bios Boot Enabled
Scan User Flash Area Enabled
PXE Boot to Lan Disabled
USB Boot Enabled
Boot Device Priority
Atapi CD-Rom Drives
Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:25 AM
1st Boot Device 1st Floppy Drive
2nd Boot Device (Disabled)
Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:41 AM
Change it so that
First Boot Device is your Main Hard Drive
2nd boot device is CdRom (Unless you have floppy disk for your bootable media)
Once set then make sure you Save and Exit
The current state does not even allow for the main drive to be seen
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