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Old 02-26-2009, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Accidently messed with BIOS settings, PC wont boot up now

I was messing with the Boot Order in BIOS, not my PC wont start up.

It just goes to white cursor that is flashing after I turn on the PC, and nothing happens.

I went into setup (F2) and its saying under the boot menu:

Onboard SATA Hard Drive (not present)

Also, when I boot with the Win XP Re-installation disk, I keep getting a Fatal Error (blue screen) at the setup screen when I try to install Windows

Please help,

Thanks
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Have you reset bios to default?
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what drives are you using and how are they connected?
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Have you reset bios to default?

I went into Setup and under 'Maintenance' and selected 'Load Defaults'. It gave me a "Factory Default Acknowledgement" and beeped twice? Not sure what that means. Regardless, it didnt help.

It is now saying "Floppy Diskette Seek Failure" on startup.


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Just using factory drives from Dell.
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change the dvd/cd drive to first priority, your main hdd to second and either disable or put floppy third. if you don't have a floppy drive look for an option to disable floppy disk controller or FDC.
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