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Primary Hard Drive not found at boot up?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by t1zzee, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. t1zzee

    t1zzee Thread Starter

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    Primary Hard Drive not found at boot up?
    I just installed a hard drive and went through the format and set up of Windows XP. Now when I boot, I get a "Primary hard drive not found" "Press F1 to continue or F2 to run set up" message. Yet if you press F1 it continues on just fine. I have seen this before. I know the fix is simple. I just can't put my finger on it.
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy t1zzee...

    Hmmm....

    Depending on the hard drive you installed ( SATA or IDE ), and the motherboard you have, you may have to go into the BIOS and disable boot from the other drive ( SATA or IDE )...

    In other words if you installed a SATA drive disable boot from the IDE drive...

    Without more info it's going to be hard to diagnose :cool:...
     
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