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#1 Elijohnson

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:55 AM

well i brought this computer and when i was using it it wasn't working like i wanted to to so i but a new xp on it and now i am trying to reset the bios so find the website to do it

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...eriesId=3239114

and i do it and on the boot up i get the blue for like 2 seconds cant even see what it says

so i was about to just but a fresh copy of xp again but then i get this error

setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer

make sure anyhard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer- supplied diagnostic or setup program

setup cannot continue. to quit set press f3

can anyone help me

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:10 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

<<...it wasn't working like i wanted to...>>

If you bought a computer and had immediate problems with it...I'd suggest taking it back if the problems were not created by you.

OTOH...if you tried to update the BIOS on a new system and that failed...I think that's one on you.

Can we start at the beginning? Can you tell us what you thought was "wrong" with the way the system functioned initially?

Manufacturer (I assume it's an HP/Compaq) and model of system, please?

Any error messages?

A technique for obtaining error messages on auto reboots: Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - http://www.theeldergeek.com/auto_reboot_on_system_crash.htm

Louis

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:47 PM

i found out the problem i reseted the bios and didnt it put my sata at raid

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 02:29 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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