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Bios Not Finding No Drives


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#1 Dave's

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:00 AM

:thumbsup: changed hard drives & had to change cd-rom now when i try to reinstall win. xp my bios won't find any drives won't start the cd-rom wont even find it. the comp. is a hp pavilon xg922 real lost just want something for my grandson to work any help ?? thanx, Dave

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:04 AM

Hey Dave's.

Double check the jumper settings on your dives as well as ensuring that all cables are snug and secure.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 06:10 AM

:thumbsup: i did that the cd-rom lites like it want's to start but still the bios wont show it so i can reinstall os. all i get is after the splash screen is a dark purple screen the hard drives are running i can feel them or it will tell me no os installed replace disc & hit any key .

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:33 PM

Check the jumpers as Andrew says. Sounds like they are not jumpered right
Check cables as well.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 01:10 PM

Depending on the age of the motherboard, the BIOS does not necessarily autodetect all drives (this computer I'm on now won't).

In which case, one must enter the BIOS and hit the key that triggers redetection of all drives (F3 in my case).

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