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Little help with boot problem

By ptitterington
May 15, 2006
  1. Hello,

    Just did a stupid thing and am not sure how.
    I had a spare hd so I unplugged(Power and ribbon) my hd with the operating system. Plugged in new, format and clean install, all happy and ready to use.

    Unplugged plugged back in original, power on self test is fine then hangs before accessing operating sys.

    If I press f8 at boot then select the hd it boots fine.

    Is there a quick fix to this. Its not major but a bit of a pain

    Xp Home
    Asus AN8 SLI Deluxe.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Try resetting the bios.
     
  3. seanmcq

    seanmcq TS Rookie Posts: 19

    As TypeX45 says, you can reset the BIOS, or alternativley (if your BIOS has this option, mine does) choose the option which says "Auto Detect Hard Disks" and it should pick up your primary hard drive from now on
     
  4. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Good call seanmcq I forgot about that one.
     
  5. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Thanks Ill try that now.

    By resetting the bios btw do you mean clearing the cmos or just loading failsafes?

    Thanks


    Edit;

    All set to auto so no joy there
     
  6. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Clearing the cmos by removing the battery and in most cases moving the bios jumper.
     
  7. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Yes thanks, that did the trick.
     
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