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Problem Recognizing Primary Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by anglia, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. anglia

    anglia Thread Starter

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    Hell All

    I have just Done a restore on a Time 8375 Notebook using the reload CD's.
    Everything gone well with the XP Home & device driver install. however when I boot from cold the Bios wont find the primary drive until I reset it in the bios?.
    When I re-boot it using restart when the Notebook is on, it finds the primary drive and loads XP everytime.
    I,m thinking that the lithium battery back-up must need changing would anyone agree or could the problem be with the bios? any advice welcome.

    Regards
    Ian
     
  2. jmtechserv

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    Most likely the battery. If it were, you should have to reset the date as well.
     
  3. Brum

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    I don't think it is the battery. Like the last post said, If that were the case you would have to change all the settings in the bios everytime becuase they would be on defualt. Either that or your computer would beep at you when you start it up. also reinstalling XP should have nothing to do with why the bios wont recognize the drive.

    A few more computer specs would be helpful. I couldn't really tell what type of computer you have. The name the your HDD, MOBO, and Bios would be helpful too.
     
  4. bonk

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    Set the Hard drive as first in Boot Order in Bios and Saved & Exit
     
  5. anglia

    anglia Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for your replies:

    Computer is Time Notebook 8375 with 2 system restore disks.
    Don't know M/board

    Bios is "Insyde Software SCU" never heard of this before?? Very basic with only limited commands. No auto detect primary drive.
    In "Devices" it is showing IDE Primary = Disabled with no obvious way of enabling it
    I have just reset boot order to HD as 1st, re-booted and it recognised the FujitsuMHR2030AT D straightaway and loaded XP.

    Just noticed the clock is running 1 hour slow after re-install.

    Help please.
     
  6. bonk

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    Double click on the clock in the task Bar then in the new window Time Zone check to see if Daylight saving time is checked.

    Then check the Internet Time and what ever it is on change it for the other one and see.
     
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