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Error message boot Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-2


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rmfoodie

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Hello. Have had since obtaining 2nd hand PC error message during boot. "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-2.
Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility".
Would like assistance to correct this please.
Boot stalls at this point. Proceeds normally after striking F1 key.
Recently had help on software issues on this forum topic 307416 from havredave. PC is clean. Clean restore point established.
Many thanks rmfoodie.
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Did you at any stage have two hard drives on this computer, or have you entered the BIOS at any stage ?

To stop this message you have to enter the bios and disable the sata 2 port by setting it to OFF--which would be a second hard drive if you had one.
Your main hard drive is Drive 0.
Then Windows stops looking for the non existent second hard drive at every boot.
If you are not familiar with working in the bios, the wait for one of the Techs to assist

Also what is the make and model of your computer .
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Hi,
Don't know about nature and extent of BIOS entry prior to my ownership.
There are 2 hard drives.
PC is Dell, model OptiPlex Gx620.
C Drive Not sure of model 298Gb
D Drive WDC WD 3200 AAJS-22VWAO 149Gb
Computer man who sold the PC to me claimed he had tried to modify BIOS to get rid of message without success.
Has that answered your queries?
Thanks,
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Essexboy

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Ta I will point one of the Techs at this thread
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One further question - Is drive D Sata or Ide ?
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Thanks, is there a way of discovering that without opening the PC?
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Hi,
Both drives are IDE.
Drive 0:
Auto detect
Transfer mode: DMA if available
Current transfer mode: DMA

Drive 1:
Auto detect
Transfer mode: DMA if available
Current transfer mode: PIO mode.

Does this help?
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OK the system is looking for a SATA drive and as you only have IDE it is not finding it

You will need to enter the BIOS and turn off the SATA element as described
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OK, many thanks I will give that a try.
By the way, mate of mine has a collection of many Essex motor cars dating back as far as 1921.
Thanks for all your help Essexboy.
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Essexboy,
Further info is as follows:
Made the alteration you suggested and it enabled a complete boot without a warning. However, following that the DVD RAM device disappeared.
It appears that both hard drive disks are on IDE and the DVD is on SATA.
The BIOS is not giving any details of the DVD.
The BIOS software is latest available (checked it).
The DVD brand is an RUI DVD Multi Recorder.
Any further suggestions?
cheers,
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OK from my reading of that as the DVD is on the SATA connector, when it is enabled in BIOS it is trying to read from the DVD drive and as to be expected is getting nothing.

A solution would be to get an IDE to SATA converter and then plug one of the hard drives (Secondary) into the SATA
Then plug the DVD into the IDE

But definitely getting a tad beyond my knowledge level so I will ask Ron to pop in
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Is the IDE hd set for the boot device?
If the boot sequence is set for the cdrom first and then the HD then you may need to change the sata setting IDE imulation.
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