Sorry I've been so long getting back with an update. But I've had to put my PC problems on the back burner for awhile. As other, more pressing and more important problems have been making inroads into my life. Firstly, my roof has sprung a leak and it's repair is going to set me back £800.
Further to that, (if that wasn't bad enough) my father-in-law had a relatively minor accident. He caught his ankle on the side of a low drawer. It wouldn't have been too bad, (but there were complications) namely, he has varicose veins, of which he nicked one. What with the volume of blood and the stress of having to wait 45 minutes for an ambulance, he then had a stroke.
However, I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that he is rallying and seemingly making an amazing recovery.
I've also bee upgrading my wifes Laptop from Vista to Win7 and as I type this I am noticing that it telling me that the product key I typed is invalid for activation.
But I think you can see and understand when I say that neither my time or mind (till now) has been my own of late and apparently still isn't!..
Getting back to my PC problems, I checked out the links left by 'JohnC_21'. Small, unobtrusive tweaks in the BIOS. If only that was as easy as it sounds. When my PC is running ok, it's cruises along like a well oiled machine, gently purring with contentment. But if anything, no matter how small and insignificant should rock it's boat. Let's say I need to get a new mouse, keyboard or monitor then all hell breaks loose. It's like toothache waking a sleeping baby, you just don't want to be there. So it is with my PC, it starts chucking it's toys out of it's pram.
So it was with tweaking the BIOS...I Booted the PC and American Megatrends says...
"There's no keyboard connected, press 'F1' to enter BIOS"???!!
How can I possibly press 'F1' if it doesn't see or recognize the keyboard. I switched it off and on again, this time I was greeted with a fanfare of...
"1 Long Beep and 3 Short Ones"
Thank you, very nice, but I've no intention of stripping out your innards, to get to the battery, ram and or graphics card. Changing them round switching the PC on and off then on again. Only to be told that something else isn't connected etc, because you are having a meltdown and a tantrum. Just get over it.
Yes, I do talk to my PC from time to time and myself, frequently, much to the consternation of the cat.
Anyway, what I did was to swap the Hard Drive leads over, but still keeping the Boot HD connected to #1 position on the MoBo. I then added the other HD and another keyboard back into the mix, which means that there are now two Keyboard's connected. I figured it's got to see one. Then I booted it again and it saw both keyboards and prompted me to enter the BIOS. Where upon I noted that my Boot Drive is now at the top of the list in both Boot Options. Yet it still isn't booting into Windows??
But do you know what, I don't think I care anymore, life's too short and getting shorter by the second.
Thanx for your suggestions guys.
If anyone can come up with something, other than what already been mooted, I'd be happy to give it a look
Cheers and bye for now 'The Crazy Clown'
Edited by Graphicool1, 04 February 2016 - 05:43 AM.