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Halp! BIOS is not being kind to me...


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#1 bridgemn

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:16 PM

UPDATE:  Solved it.  Disregard.  I'm leaving this all here for reference.

 

Hello all.  Long time reader, first time poster.

I have a new (to me) HP M1170N computer.  It came with Windows 7.  I purchased it because the mother board on my M1080N fried.  I was setting it up last night and Media Center was giving me fits.  So, I took the HDD out of my M1080N (which is loaded with XP) and put it in the M1170N.  When I booted I got a warning:

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device

or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

 

I put the HDD with Windows 7 back in and I get the same message shown above.  I apparently did something stupid in BIOS because for a while my boot device priority list was gone.

BIOS is: v02.54 © Copyright 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.

 

Update: I went into every screen in BIOS and loaded setup defaults.  That got me back my boot device list.

It now shows:

 

Boot Device Priority

_____________________________________________________________________

 

1st Boot Device        [3M-HL-DT-STDVDR]

 

> CDROM Drives

> Network Boot

 

It still won't boot with either HDD.  It will boot to a CD/DVD.  I have Windows XP in the DVD drive and it will boot to that.  Not sure if that is any help, just more information.

Also, I have a Personal Media drive.  When I insert it the boot process stalls on the HP welcome screen.

 

I would prefer to get the Windows 7 HDD working again, but would like the option to use the XP HDD as well.

Right now, I will take ANything.

 

Thank you,

Greg


Edited by bridgemn, 27 June 2013 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

UPDATE:  Solved it.  Disregard.  I'm leaving this all here for reference.


You may want to post what you did to solve the problem as it might help someone else in the future.

#3 bridgemn

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

Well, I was trying to quietly avoid that...

I have been able to fix every issue I have had with my computers by using the internet, and in particular this forum, as a resource.  This one however kicked my butt, and I could find nothing similar online.  There is one ongoing problem that not even the best IT person can prevent nor remedy, and it was the culprit in the case as well.

 

PEBKAC

 

The problem was manmade, the remedy was a smack upside the head, and all viewing this should simply enjoy the chuckle.

8-)



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

Well, I was trying to quietly avoid that...

I have been able to fix every issue I have had with my computers by using the internet, and in particular this forum, as a resource.  This one however kicked my butt, and I could find nothing similar online.  There is one ongoing problem that not even the best IT person can prevent nor remedy, and it was the culprit in the case as well.

 

PEBKAC

 

The problem was manmade, the remedy was a smack upside the head, and all viewing this should simply enjoy the chuckle.

8-)

 

 

PEBKAC = Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair. :P


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

dc3,

I'm assuming that your clarification is for those who did not already know what PEBKAC meant.  Thank you.  Now EVERYone can chuckle at my mistake and not just those who already understood the acronym.  8-p

 

One has to laugh occasionally, even if it's at one's self.


Edited by bridgemn, 28 June 2013 - 07:55 AM.





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