Recently, my computer had its power accidentally cut out (plugged the electricity out) without being properly shut down prior to it. Now, I get an error before Windows even begins booting:
reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media
Now I have the opportunity, before this error appears, to press DEL to enter BIOS. I did so and went into the Boot tab. There, I had 3 choices:
HDD - something something
There are 2 HDDs in my computer by the way.
I tried putting HDD before Removeable Device and Removable Device before HDD but neither worked.
What DID work though is tapping F8 as the PC is booting. That opened a single window asking me which device to boot from. There, I also had 3 choices:
HDD - something something (as in numbers)
SATA - something something
Choosing SATA works. I assume "Removable Device" in BIOS' boot tab is SATA but that didn't work. IT only works if I tap F8 continuously and choose SATA in the window.
SO basically now, whenever I want to be able to use my computer (windows 7) I need to tap F8 as the PC is booting and choose SATA.
So I guess the solution would be to somehow get SATA to appear in the choice of boot priorities in my BIOS.
Help would be appreciated!!