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How To Reset Boot From Hard Disk


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#1 MikePP

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:23 AM

Sometimes after a power failure, the computer wont reboot from the hard disk. Instead we get a statement which says, and I loosely quote: Boot hardware not found. Insert disc and press F1 or press F2 for setup.

Last night the disc wouldnt let it boot up either. I went to F2 and tried to change the boot from the CDROM to the hard disk, the problem was HARD DISK was not in the window as a selection. Finally after doing some things that now I cant remember, I went back to the same window and low and behold Hard disk is now a part of the selection. The computer then booted from the hard disk, and is now operating fine.

Can someone explain to me what I did to get it working so that when this happens again I have the method of repair at hand. Thanks so much.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 12:15 PM

You probably clicked on Automatically detect hard drive in the Bios. You should purchase a UPS device to stop your computer corruption from power failures. In time your hardware will be damaged.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:30 PM

I have a UPS device installed. It happened after a power failure this time, which I should have mentioned in my original post, but has happened before with no apparent reason.

Edited by MikePP, 11 February 2007 - 09:05 PM.





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