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M.2 SSD Not detected in Windows but detected in BIOS

Q: M.2 SSD Not detected in Windows but detected in BIOS

Hello, I recently bought a Probook 450 G4, i7 7500U with 1 TO HDD and 8GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade it with an SSD so I bought a ADATA Premier SP550 2280 M.2 SSD. The BIOS detected it normally, but windows installer wouldn't find it. I removed the HDD and tried again, same issue. I then installed windows 10 on the HDD to try and format the SSD in windows and surprise! no sign of the SSD nowhere, not in browser nor in Disk Managment or Diskpart. Apparently HP disabled the M.2 port in BIOS as mentioned here ( https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/M-2-SSD-Upgrade/m-p/5580822#M3... ) I updated the BIOS the the latest version provided by HP for my laptop model and the same issue is still ongoing, this is a 120$ SSD that I can't use nor return as the problem is the HP product not ADATA's SSD! The simplest solution is in the hands of HP, just release a BIOS update with the M.2 port ENABLED ! why brag about having a M.2 port in your products and then DISABLE it ?! Any insights please ? Many Thanks. PS: I started a new thread yesterday and it is no longer available now ! did HP remove it or what ? it was there for a while and I'm sure! what a shame !

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Preferred Solution: M.2 SSD Not detected in Windows but detected in BIOS

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I should have came to this conclusion sooner, but my current re-installation of Windows has some problems that I haven't had the time to address until now. What I need, though, is access to the repair function on the disk. However, herein lies my problem...

When I boot up, media in the drive or no media, bios does not show the drive in its list. I can still open and close the drive as if nothing is wrong there, but I cannot "boot from CD". I've reset my bios back to defaults and while the drive appeared on IDE Channel 1 in the settings, it still would not recognize ANY media while booting up.

I have the latest version of my bios. I have also tried changing cables. The drive is on an IDE channel by itself.

Once my system boots into Windows, however, the drive is recognized and acts normally as if nothing happened in bios. Media operates fine. I have checked the event viewer, and there are no entries anywhere that states my optical drive has been experiencing problems, and yes, in fact it operates just like it always does.

Can anyone help me get my bios and cdrom back together again? The problem is I just do not know where to start to solve this. I wish I could say how long this has been happening, but I really don't know as of today. There have been no hardware changes in the past three months, and my current installation and configuration began back in late April.

Thanks for your time...

A:CD/DVDROM drive - not detected by bios, detected by Windows?

What is the boot sequence in the bios? should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. Many computer manufacturers set the computer to automatically boot off of the hard drive by default so setting the factory defaults might not be what you are looking for. Look for the screen that has the boot order or sequence and just change it, exit and save settings and restart the computer with the boot cd in the drive. I hope that helps.

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I have a Lenovo T410s - 29123RU BIOS - V1.5 (6UET70WW) 2012-10-11 - (updated from V1.1 this morning hoping it wold solve the problem)ECV - 1.14MTM - 29123RUCPU - Intel Core i5 M520 @ 2.4GHzRAM - DDR3 - 4GBx2 - PC3-10600s This laptop uses a 250GB - 1.8" Micro Sata HDDTOSHIBA MK2529GSG - 250GB - HDD1F07 M BL02 The other day the laptop was running fine then all of a sudden crashed.  I tried to reeboot and i got -  ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (2)PRESS ESC TO CONTINUE I have run scans on the drive itself using: HD Tune ProHDD RgeneratorCrystalDiskInfoTestDiskUBCD- ViVard v4.0- TAFT v1.2Passmark BurIn Test Pro v8.1 All the tests came back excellent which lead me to see if it was a BIOS issue.  I downoaded the updated v1.5 this morning and replaced the original v1.1.  No change in HDD detection. What really puzzles me is that when i use an OS through my USB or USB-SSD, they detect the drive and I am able to read/write to the entire drive without any loss of data or S.M.A.R.T. errors.  I just can't use this as my primary drive anymore because it will not initialize with BIOS.  I am hoping that I do not need to replace the MOBO as they go from $50 - $150 US plus shipping.   OS's used:Win10x64Win7x64WinXPWin98SELinuxMintBT5-R3KaliLinuxUBCD - FreeDOS - LINUXDoss6.22 Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated

A:ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

It sounds like something is timing out.  It is hard to be sure without swapping either the drive or the MB.  You might go into the BIOS and select diagnostic mode for boot.  That would do a memory test and it might slow things down enough to mask the problem

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I picked up a computer off craiglist was thoroughly enjoying my gtx geforce 680 ( https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/6239989909.html ) when it "crashed" about 6 hours after purchase.When I rebooted I received the "no hard disk detected" message. Upon launching bios setup the hard drive is listed with details as being attached to its corresponding sata port. I am trying to determine if my hard drive is broken or if it needs remounting or some other sort of procedure.

The hard drive is a slightly dated WD Carver 1 TB SATA internal drive interacting with an asus motherboard. I did notice the boot order for drives had been rearranged putting an external and an optical disk drive in position 1 and 2 for boot directories. I disabled both the external and optical disc and selected the WD sata drive as the first preference for booting. Still I am getting the same error. I read somewhere that if the bios is recognized in setup but is still not recognized for booting that I may need to run a 32bit diagnostic. The forum I saw the diagnostic post mentioned on was in reference to a dell machine. I don't really know what this is or if it exists on my ASUS mother board.

In short: how can I tell If my hard drive needs replacement?

If Bios recognizing the drive is sign of life how can I get my computer to recognize this drive again?

are there any programs I could download on my laptop and put on my external that could be used to boot and run diagnostics on t... Read more

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i am being trouble by my hardisk coz i can't install windows in it so i came to my friend and tested my hardisk well it's in the bios so i thought it's ok but when the windows start and the message detected new device was shown we go to my computer but it's not there so we thought that maybe my HD doesn't have a format (NTFS/FAT32) so we install partition magic so we can format it but even partition magic can't detect it is my HD done for it? thanks

A:HDD detected in Bios But not in Windows

Look for it in disk management. Right click My Computer > Manage

Click on Disk Management.

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I have an IBM IntelliStation M Pro and wanted to un/re-install Windows XP on my computer. But it could not be done because the HDD is not detected in the BIOS but it works fine in Windows. The Windows installation disk doesn't detect the HDD either. What can I do to get it detected in the BIOS so I can un/re-install Windows again?


A:HDD not detected in BIOS but in Windows

back up your data first off i can help guide you through some different options but just for the sake of it, any data not saved twice is data you dont care about.

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Hi all,
I cannot use my keyboard when the PC post checks and stuff, for example when it says press del to enter setup.

However I can use the keyboard once in windows.

I am using Asus P5W64 WS Professional motherboard

The keyboard is a USB Microsoft one (Its like a USB and mouse through one USB)

Thanks everyone and merry xmas

A:Keyboard not detected in boot, but detected in windows

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Hi there!

I've been trying to get my bluetooth working for the past few weeks with no luck. The device doesn't appear in Device Manager, and the drivers that I've tried (both from dell, and apart from dell since they only support Vista and XP with Studio 1535) all have given me the response of no device detected.

In my bios, in the Device Info section, there are no WPAN detected, which I understood was my bluetooth.

My spec's are:
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Studio 1535

In Device Manager, I have two "Base System Device"
Hardware ID of first:
Hardware ID of second:

Could anyone have an insight on how to fix my bluetooth device? Any efforts are appreciated

A:Bluetooth not detected in windows, or in the bios

*It's a built in bluetooth device*

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Ive recently installing a DVD drive (Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-104) into a mates PC. Windows detects the drive fine - read DVDs etc but when I enter the BIOS (Intel Corporation D865GLC) it fails to detect it. Any ideas?

A:DVD Drive detected by windows but not buy BIOS

Look again. That doesn't seem possible.

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Decided to install an aftermarket DVD drive from my old pc. It powers on and the tray works. It's the only IDE drive that is connected to my motherboard. It shows up in BIOS under boot device priority but can't be found once I log into windows. I've tried making adjustments in the registry, disconnecting and reconnecting the drive and all jumper options (Master,Slave,Cable Select). After the BIOS screen it pulls up a JMicron screen that displays the drive name in green lettering. The DVD Drive in question is a Pioneer model DVR-A18M. Any help in resolving this matter is appreciated. I would just buy another SATA drive but don't see the need when I know this one is functional. (plus it cost me 3x the amount of my Asus SATA drive)

A:DVD Drive detected by BIOS but not Windows

New SATA CD/DVD burner drives are cheap. Newegg sells them for under $20. Not worth the hassle of trying to make an old PATA drive work, regardless of how much it initially cost.


But, the PATA drive, being the only PATA device should be set (jumper on the rear of the drive) for Master. That may make it work. If it won't work set as Master, set it as Cable Select (labled CS or CSEL on drive). On the other hand, There may be some driver needed to make the PATA controller active in Windows.

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I have been facing some strange problems with hd drives lately:

I have a pc (xp pro sp2) with 3 sata hard drives. All of them are connected as ide though, because we did not want to put them on raid... (at least this is what I understood from the tech guy who made the configuration)

HDD 1 (drive C) : WesternDigital 75G / 10.000rpm - has all windows and programs installed
HDD 2 (drive D) : Maxtor 300G / 7200rpm - only for files and storage
HDD 3 (drive E) : Maxtor 300G / 7200 rpm - only for files and storage

(motherboard is MSI 975X Platinum)

2 months ago HDD 3 starts showing "windows write failed" though even if I was not working on this drive. After various efforts I couldn't fix the problem so, I unplugged the drive in order to be able to continue working, thinking I could solve the problem later.

1 month ago the (while working only with the 2 drives) the internal power supply (450w) failed so we replaced it with a 550w and connected again the HDD 3 to check if it was a problem caused by the power supply. Everything seemed to work fine again.

Until 2 days ago, I get a blue checkdisk screen for drive E, which while running it says that almost every sector from drive E is not readable (I don't remember exactly the phrase it was displaying) After that, drive E (HDD 3) has disappeared from windows although it is connected on the motherboard.

Today, I decided to take a look at this problem and as i check the bios first to see if drive E is de... Read more

A:HDD not detected by BIOS but visible and in windows

It could be possible that when the old power supply took a bite that it might have messed up the BIOS in the computer just a bit. I usually do not recommend doing this because it could be a bit dangerous if anything goes wrong during the update process like any power outages even just for a split second it will trash the BIOS flashing. If you have never done this before I would strongly suggest getting someone to help you that has experience at this type of procedure.

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Any ideas on this anyone?
A SATA 2.5" drive has a corrupted OS on it and I want to format it and then reinstall a fresh copy of Windows.
The drive is detected by the BIOS but does not show up as an available drive in the install routine (no drives found). I
If I remove the drive and connect it as a SATA drive to a desktop (so I can format it that way), it again shows up on the BIOS but is not available as a drive in Windows Explorer.
This drive has been pre-repaired by PCWorld - I wonder if they did anything odd to it?

A:Drive detected by BIOS but not by Windows installer

After connecting the drive to your desktop, please go to control panel > admin tools > computer management > Disk Management.

If your drive shows up there, it mean physically it is ok, just that its partition tables has gone wonky.

You can simply delete the existing partition tables there, and re-create new one and format it. Hopefully that will work and solve your issue.

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I want to be able to boot my Toshiba Satellite laptop P205D-S7436 using an external sata hard drive using an enclosure connected to an Esata express card. The hard drive is detected in windows, but not in the first screen of the BIOS. The BIOS does not allow search for additonal hard drives. I have a internal Hitachi 120 gb hd installed. The external hd is a Hitachi 500 gb 2.5 sata hd. If I use a USB cable, the drive is detected in the boot section of the BIOS but will not boot. From what I have read on the internet the USB is too slow to boot, but a sata drive should be capable. I don't understand why the esata connected drive is detected in windows, but not in the BIOS. I have looked for BIOS updates that address this problem but have not found any. Any sugestions?

A:External Sata Hd detected in windows, not in BIOS

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Hard drive not detected by Windows or BIOS [SOLVED]

I know this is has been addressed before; however, the responses did not solve my issue. I will include more detail about my issue in hopes of a better diagnoses.

I accidentally changed my external hard drive from NTFS to HFS when prompted, while connecting via USB to a macbook. Now I can no longer see the hard drive via USB or direct connection to my PC.

I took it out it's case and noticed it has an IDE connection for a motherboard that only has SATA connections. I purchased an IDE to SATA Adapter and installed it into my computer.......nothing. The BIOS and Windows still does not see this drive.

I am aware I have two separate issues. In order to correct the file structure issue I have to gain access to the drive.



The hard drive powers up both in the external case and with the adapter.

1. Windows 7 Professional x64 (with all updates)

Mother Board:
1. ASRock 880G Extreme 3 (with latest bios)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

1. BIOS is set to IDE mode

Hard Drive:
1. Western Digital WD2000JB-00GVA0
(single or master pin setting)

ULTRA SATA to IDE 100/133 Adapter #ULT40322

A:Hard drive not detected by Windows or BIOS

Have you looked in Disk management?
You should be able to see and format it there.

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I have a 3TB hard drive that suddenly disappeared from Windows Explorer AND Device Manager. I rebooted but it was still missing. The BIOS shows it and Debian is able to mount + read files on it.
After I accessed it on Debian, it reappeared on Windows. I ran Seatools but my computer froze when Seatools was scanning for drives.
It seems that accessing the faulty drive causes Windows 7 to crash. How is this possible? What can I do to fix this?

A:Hard drive detected in BIOS and Debian but not Windows.

Please stick to one thread and do not create duplicate threads on the same topic.It does not help.

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I went into the BIOS and next to "DVD:" it was blank.  Does this mean it is not recognized? Are there any solutions to this?  I did a search on Google and tried every possible Windows 10 solution.  Nothing.  

______________________________________________________________Machine Type: M90z AIO ; Product: 3091CTO (Custom), CPU: i5-650, Video Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, Memory: 4.00 GB,Network Card: Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN, OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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I'm running 2 pc's on windos xp pro, I have a d-link wireless N router, and i just can't use my pc which is connected through the wireless part of the router.

It shows the signal Very strong strength, then it doesn't see anything at all, and it keeps happening over and over. I've tried changing the wireless channel, nothing.
The other PC has an USB wireless adapter.
PS: i've tried restarting the router/moden, to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas ?

A:wireless network detected, not detected, detected and so on.

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i bought a NVMe Adata SX8200 512GB for lenovo V310, but this NVMe not detected on BIOS and Windows.recently i found a platform specification for my laptop, does my Laptop not support NVMe?http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20V310%20(15_)/Lenovo_V310_15ISK_15I...

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Hi All, I've been struggling with this problem all night and after reading countless articles and trying dozens of fixes I figured I'd ask.

I installed a fresh machine today with Windows 7, and got everything to work minus my Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM. The drive works, as I used it to install Windows 7 in the first place.

It is detected by BIOS, as well as showing up in My Computer. The problem is, it won't read any disc (ive tried about 10) including the very same windows 7 install disc it previously installed from hours prior.

So far I've tried removing the upper/lowerfilters from the registry (they werent there in my case), update to the latest firmware, ran the driver detective driver scan and update, removed the drive from device manager and restarted, and run the microsoft utilities all to no avail. In fact, I've run these all several times now.

I'm absolutely at my wits end with this, and I can't even get support from Samsung as the product is a Canadian model and they seem to only support US models. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:DVD Drive Will Not Read CD/DVDs in Windows 7 (Detected in Bios/Windows

Hi bcred

Welcome to Seven Forums
Let's try the basics - recheck the connectors, power-cable to your drive.
Is the drive listed in explorer after boot?
If you have another DVD/CD-drive lying around, you could try swapping with the Samsung - we need to do this to try and isolate whether the actual hardware is faulty. Alternatively you could try swapping SATA connectors just in case the current one for your drive has gone south.

Keep us posted and regards


Re-read your post - disregard the q about the drive being shown in Explorer

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Hi, I am completely new to this, so please be patient. All I know is that my new computer has detected the Trojan files listed in the subject and I don't know how to get rid of them. I am running Vista premium and this is my first post, so I need to know what I can do to remove this stuff before it starts wreaking havoc. Thanks!

A:Solved: OfficeScan detected WinAntiSpyware2007 file and SpyHunter 2.9 detected Trojan.vundo!

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:


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Today Norton Antivirus began to block threats from Trojan.Zeroaccess.B, Trojan.Gen, Trojan.Gen.2, and Trojan.Zeroaccess.C. I have been prompted to do a manual removal of Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf4 from c:\windows\system32\services.exe. Additionally, Bitcoinminer is being repeatedly detected, blocked and quarantined. I'm not sure if Norton is having a problem deleting/quarantining Bitcoinminer, or if it is actually being downloaded over and over. I suspect that these two problems are related, as they started at the same time.

From what I gather, the fix seems to be quite complicated and I would appreciate some help.

My system is running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP 1. Looking at similar threads, it looks like I'll need to use a flash drive to run removal tools. I do not currently have a flash drive on hand, but I do have an 4 GB SD card. Will that be a sufficient replacement?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Ii-chan at 21:49:01 on 2013-01-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.932.81.1033.18.6060.2045 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf4 detected in services.exe, also Bitcoinminer is repeatedly detected/blocked

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Keyboard not detected, Mouse not detected. Fatal Error, System Halted.

That's what the system said, in DOS, on the black screen. Of course, I had my mouse and keyboard unplugged at the time, because I had just unplugged everything to move the computer.

Anyways, I plugged the keyboard and mouse in, restarted the computer, and everything started normally.

My question is, what is with this error? Vista can't boot up if I don't have a keyboard and mouse plugged in? It's not a big deal, but it seems like very odd behavior.

A:Keyboard not detected, Mouse not detected. Fatal Error, System Halted.

This has nothing to do with Vista whatsoever. As you said it showed up on the black screen with white text, which is the boot screen. The computer hasnt even started loading windows yet. The fatal eror occurs because you have no input device. The computer recognises this, and given that they are important, it puts a warning up that there is no connection.
It is completely normal, really, and whatever OS you have, its going to do the same thing.

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I did a stupid thing yesterday. I downloaded an icon pack APK file on my computer to upload to my mobile. Anyway, the thing is, when I double clicked on it, BlueStacks (Android Emulator) opened up, and Avast started giving me lots of warnings about BlueStacks accessing Trojan URLs (it blocked them of course).
Now, the thing is: I scanned the APK file both in Malware Bytes Anti Malware and Avast (and even Malware Bytes Anti Rootkit), and it showed no virus or malware found. But when I try to attach the the same APK file as a Gmail attachment (which I read on the net detects viruses, which is why I tried it), Gmail gives me a "Virus found" error.
So, my question is how come such reliable antivirus / anti-malware programs like MBAM and Avast didn't detect the virus but Gmail did? And more importantly, (though I have deleted the APK file in question from my computer) is my computer safe? Or has a rootkit / trojan been installed?

A:Virus not detected in Avast & MBAM, but detected when I upload the file to Gmail

Upload file in question here: https://www.virustotal.com/ for security check.

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Hi guys,

I bought a bluetooth dongle off of amazon so I could use my bluetooth headset with my comp. Once plugged in it installs driver version 6.1.7601.17889 from microsoft and there are no yellow '?'s. When I look for devices it sees my headset no probs but will not connect, which it does instantly with phones / tablets etc.

A very detailed search has brought me to the conclusion that it's a problem with the bluetooth driver, not the headset. Unfortunately there are no identifiers on the dongle itself but device manager seems to think it's:

Device type: Bluetooth Radios
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd

Is there anyway I can detect exactly the chipset in the dongle and get the correct drivers installed? Or am I barking up the wrong tree completely?


A:Bluetooth dongle detected, items detected but not connecting.

Have you tried contacting CSR? CSR PLC Customer Support

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I hope you're having a good December. Thanks again for your previous help this past summer!

A scan by TrendMicro picked up several infections, most of which it was able to clean up. But it wasn't able to remove PAR_SE.50425 and PAR_SE.50426. It also says I have a (MS05-004) ASP.NET Path Validation Vulnerability (887219), even though I have automatic Microsoft security updates. The first several minutes of a PandaScan (I didn't have time to finish it) found some SearchMeUp adware.

I'm so sorry, I can't remember how to Hijack This, otherwise I'd post that log, too. Any help you could provide would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much

A:PAR_SE detected by trendmicro, searchmeup detected by panda

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I am running a home-constructed PC (started out life as a Dell, but i had to replace the motherboard and - well, one thing led to another).

Asus A8N-E running NVidia nForce4 with AMD processor
Windows XP professional
Zone Alarm security suite

It's been working fine for a couple of years with the odd hiccup but i transferred to Zone Alarm from McAfee about four months ago, and upgraded to IE7 - security and fire walls seem to be a big part of the problems i've had in the past so i thought i'd mention it.

last week i had the "application error with winlogon.exe" error on log on and I couldn't boot at all. I did a repair install from the XP disk which *Mostly* worked, but now I have no mouse. I am having to tab through the browswer fields to even post this message which is incredibly frustrating!

Odd symptoms:
* IE has rolled back to version 6 (I guess that might be a function of the repair install)
* In the device manager there is NO "mouse and other pointing devices" entry, let alone any mouse recorded under it
* In the control panel, the mouse hardware properties are completely blank (no way of updating driver or getting more inform,ation - selecting the buttons does nothing)
* In Regedit the particular registry key that Microsoft says I should be looking for (at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142405) which is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Class/Mouse doesn't even exist in the registr... Read more

A:Mouse Not Detected, bios problem? Can't even get INTO bios on boot

Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.

Mouse detection problems are exceedingly rare except for the above... never heard of a mouse being affected by a virus.

Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.

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My desktop had windows xp installed in it. Yesterday I tried to installed XP- sp2 in it. I inserted the bootable cd and repartitioned the whole hard drive. Then selected C drive for installing the windows XP- SP2. then the option came formatting the drive with NTFS format. I selected it and C drive was formatted. But after formatting, the system shows an error. The message was" The drive cannot be formatted due to an error, please use another partition for installing windows. Then I selected D drive and the same message was displayed again. Then it showed that there is an error in installtion and press F3 to quit setup.

Then I restarted the windows and tried to changes booting device priority. Now in BIOS, only floppy drive is being displayed. No HDD and CD-ROM is displayed in booting devices. But initially before installing XP- SP2 cd, I entered BIOS and changed the priority to CD drive. At that time, both HDD and CDROM was displayed in booting devices priority.

I dont know what to do now. Every time I open windows now it shows that "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device".

And when I am entering BIOS and trying to change the boot devices priority, neither HDD nor CD-ROM is being displayed there. Hows that possible that both HDD and CD- ROM is not detected in BIOS?

Please help guys. Ur advice might be very helpful for me. Thanks in advance.


A:CD-ROM and HDD not detected in BIOS

Hi Vishal, One simple thing you could try, is to remove the BIOS battery, leave it out of the pc for 5 minutes.
Fit it back in the pc, and try again.
Also if that battery is more than 5 years old it may be at a low voltage, so if you have a voltmeter you should get 2.5 to 3V dc, across the battery.

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Recently, I replaced my Seagate 500 MB 32 MB cache HDD due to an apparently failure. The disk wasn't being read in BIOS and would not boot. Instead I got: Disk Boot Failure please insert System Disk and press enter. I replaced the bad drive with a WD 500 MB 32 MB cache HDD and it worked fine for about 2 months. Now I am having the same issue come up and I can't seem to find a good solution. I replaced the SATA cable and that didn't work, and tried it in a friends machine and still the same issue. The BIOS can't find the HDD and there is no option of booting. So I guess my question is did this 2 month old HDD just happen to fail in the same way? Or is there something that is wrong with my machine that is causing these drives to fail?

My specs are as follows:

Asus P5N-D Mobo
Pentium Q6600 2.4GHz
512 MB EVGA GeForce 8800GT
700W Power Supply

A:HDD not detected in BIOS

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My new samsung 250gb ssd is not being detected in bios. I have a gigabyte ga 970a ud3 motherboard. tried two different sata ports but no luck. I read on the samsung site that I might need to upgrade my bios, but having trouble with that too. I am running a 64bit version of windows 7.

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Hi all, I bought the laptop for more than one year and it went well until I sent it for repair as my laptop stuck in loading Windows. Then the report said it was due to the problem of mother board. After that, I updated to Windows 10 and my laptop always ran into the problem of reaching 100% disk usage and same problem after installing back to Win 8. I neglected this problem as it always went down after a few seconds. The tragedy happend when I was trying to copy photos from my Iphone to my laptop. My laptop stuck while the data was transfering and after several mins, the situation didn't change so I cold booted it. Then I got the message "EFI network 0 for ipv4 (...) boot failed". From a solution of a post, I found my SSD was not detected in BIOS. I also bought a enclosure and the SSD didn't show up in my desktop. Thus I guess the problem is from the SSD. Could it be possible that it get damaged when shipping to my address? I never had the 100% disk usage issue before I sent for repair. Desperate right now since the data there is very important to me.

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I have a lenovo s110 running windows 10.  it will not boot up.  I went online to create media on a bootable USB to reinstall the OS (I was trying to do a clean install).  With the usb plugged in I get a message "We couldn't find any drives.  To get a storage driver click load driver."  I click load driver and I get a message "No signed device drivers were found.  Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.  I don't know what to do.  I have created this usb 3 times and I get the same thing.  I tried to repair my computer and I got an error about a boot record.  I searched online to remedy the error, and that did not work.  I see no HDD detected in bios under the security tab, and I see unknown vendor followed by a bunch of question marks in the information tab.  Please helpbios information tabbios security tabthis is what I get when I try to repair instead of doing a clean install

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Hi All,

I'm new here and have dug around a bit but can't find anything that helps with my problem.

First the HW details:

PC is 5-6 years old
It was built by a local, well known computer shop that's been around for years
MOBO is an Asus K8VSE Deluxe
BIOS is AMI version 08.00.09, Build date 09/08/05, ID A0058002

Next a little back story:

The PC was running WinXP Pro until one day it wouldn't boot, saying that a critical file was missing. I played around with it and *thought* the HDD had failed. So I parked the PC for a while and just used my laptop, until this week, when I decided to get this pig working again.

While troubleshooting the issue (months ago) I noticed that my one and only SATA HD was not plugged into the standard SATA port on the Mobo, but on the SATA port on the on-board RAID controller. Why this was done is beyond me, but it was done when this machine was built.

Now the current situation:

I decided to go with a new WD Caviar Black, 1.0TB drive, and Windows 7 Pro. Plugged everything in, set the BIOS to boot to the Windows CD, and fired it up.

First thing is that the BIOS does not see a HDD, hit F1 to continue. So I did.

Windows 7 started loading files, and I thought I was in good shape. But alas, 7 could also not see the HDD but asked if I wanted to load drivers.

Now I am confused; drivers should not help if the BIOS can't even see the HDD, right?

So I futzed around with the BIOS, and can't see a whole lot of anything mentioning SATA. I tho... Read more

A:Need Help - HDD Not Detected in BIOS

Can you pre-format the HD on another computer. Do you still have a MB driver disk ?

Might need to load SATA drivers on that old of MB.

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Hello all, I just bought mini desktop and ADATA m.2 128GB from Amazon to replace boot disk.However the BIOS said it found some issue from some storage device(might be newly installed m.2 SSD) and SSD is not showing up. After ignoring the warning, PC successfully boot the MS Windows 10 as usual.  MS windows also does not show new storage(of course as BIOS failed to detect it) I am not sure the m.2 SSD is faulty. However as there any way to check what is wrong with it? This is the m.2 SSD I bought ADATA Premier SP600 128GB M.2 2242 Ultrabook Compatible and Excellent Read up to 550MB/s Solid State Drive (ASP600NS34-128GM-C) Thanks in advance

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Hi all, Today i bought Kingston A400 SSD and HDD Caddy. I installed my SSD to primary SATA port and HDD to HDD Caddy.After that i went to Bios and  HDD was not detected. Then i went to install Windows and Windows detected HDD.After installation i went to "This PC" and HDD was detected and working fine but HDD still is not detected in Bios

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Hi all, im completely stumped.
I just picked up a really nice custom built system, with a 1tb hd. Now, my plan was to use my 160GB hd as my main hd as it had my copy of windows 7 on in, and to use the 1tb as a storage hd. My problem is that when i remove the 1tb and put the 160gb in it comes up with "Hard drive not detected", then trys to start windows and gets 2 seconds into the loading screen and reboots. I've been in the bios and set the 160 to be the 1st priority boot device, and basically set everything else to not even be considered.

I really have no idea what to do short of just using the 1tb as my hd, but like i said, i dont want to as it is a waste of an activation code.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

A:HD not detected, but can see it in BIOS!

Win 7 not booting

You had a 160GB HD with Windows 7 in a different PC. Then bought another PC with 1TB HD ? Now you want to use your 160GB as your OS and C: drive?
Have you checked the 'jumper' on the back of each HD? If you plan to have 160GB as 'C' and the 1 TB as 'D', make sure the 'jumper' on 160GB is on 'Master' pins, and the jumper on the 1TB can be either on 'slave' pins or taken off altogether.
I assume you have them both on same ribbon? Then the BIOS will look for the OS (Win7) on the primary drive with the 'Master' jumper on. The other problem is that as your Win7 software was installed on a different PC, the validation will fail. If you have the Windows 7 DVD then you can install it again, type in your product key, and activate it again with MSoft. That should work.

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Ok, here's a good one.

HP Pavilion ZE4600 laptop, Windows XP home, SP2.

Suddenly machine won't boot from HD, Bios fails to detect HD (version KAM1.52) claims Internal Hard Disk is "NONE"

However, and this is where it gets wierd, i popped in the XP cd and booted into recovery console: "C:" shows up and i can log into the console and run "chkdsk", etc. tried a "fixboot" and "fixmbr \device\harddrive0". Still no dice. Bios claims no HD detected. Recovery console again, tried copy ntldr and ntdetect.com, reboot, same deal.

Boot with XP CD again, go to install, previous install shows up with option to repair. I chose repair... Windows coppied files, etc, reboot in 15 seconds yada yada yada, bios claims no HD Detected.

the damn thing keeps trying to boot from LAN!

I'd think the HD was dead as the BIOS fails to detect it, but the fact that it shows up and mounts when the system is booted from the XP CD has got me weirded-out.


A:HD not detected in BIOS...BUT...

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I just built a computer for a sibling who is without one. There's no operating system in it yet. I need to install that from the cd/dvd combo drive. A new computer doesn't get much more fresh than this. But wait! I can't because the BIOS cannot detect the IDE connections in the CMOS! Even in the Boot Order, the cd/dvd is not listed.

Okay, inventory: There's an MSI K9N6GM AMD motherboard, lower end, about $50. A Thermaltake 450-watt power supply. An IDE Sony cd/dvd combo drive. There's a SATA Western Digital hard drive. Not a high-end computer. It's not supposed to be, but it's better than an e-Machine. Once I have this resolved, I'll put Ubuntu on it.

Now for testing...I tried switching IDE cables (I always be sure that they're on correctly, along with power connectors), and that didn't work. I tried a different cd/dvd combo drive. That didn't work, either. Now I'm thinking that just leaves the IDE connector on the motherboard...maybe it's faulty.

But before I jump to conclusions, I thought I'd check over here to see if there's anything I might have missed.

A:BIOS: IDE not detected

Unplug the IDE1 completely

Just put IDE0 to the HDD

Confirm HDD set to CS (if not -> M try that too)

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Hope somebody can help me out on this one, I disconnected my hard drive to install a chipset fan that had failed on my ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard and when I tried to plug in the harddrive the computer could not detect a hard drive on start up. I also checked the BIOS settings and noticed that with the drive plugged into SATA port 1 that it was also not detected in BIOS. I tried another SATA cable and another power cable to no avail since the HD, a Seagate Barracuda 7200 300 Gb, was still covererd under warranty, I sent it in and received a repaired HD. When I plugged it in I got the same problem, no disk detected on start up and BIOS. I had an old 80 Gb IDE drive that I plugged in while I was waiting for the SATA drive and it was working fine, but I want to get the SATA drive back up and running. Any ideas???? Thanks

A:SATA HD not detected in BIOS

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Well, i decided to start fresh and installed a new harddrive because i believed the old one to be faulty or corrupt etc.

That worked out fine and is detected in my bios and everything, however i can't install an os because my optical drive is not being detected.
I tried unplugging and plugging the cords back in.
I'm sort of limited with the proper terms for the computer but i believe its plugged in with an IDE cable (Might be obvious but eh) and another smaller cable (I don't know)
Is there anything i'm missing, do i have to somehow setup the drive?
Thanks for any help!

A:CD/DVD Drive not detected in bios

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Someone gave me a computer (6x86 150+) which I took apart and rebuilt. I transfer the system into a new case and installed windows off the CDROM. I then had to put the system back into the original case and now the bios will not detect the cdrom. I've cleared the CMOS, tried it on each channel, checked jumpers. Can't seem to get it to pick up. When it posts it detects the hdd, stays on primary slave for a while, the stays on secondary master for a while, then continues booting. It skips over secondary slave detection. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm going to go look for a bios update.

A:CDROM not detected in BIOS

Nevermind, it works. I was going on the information displayed by the bios. The cdrom is not picked up by the bios, but windows picks it up. This is a bios issue correct? It works now so I'm off to bed.


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Machine has been running Win 10 64 for about a month. No problems (except those relating to things Win 10 does that I don't like). Keyboard uses a USB 2 adapter since the MB no longer has a keyboard port. I use USB 2 because I don't think USB 3 is active early enough on this MB. I did try it; no joy. I have had no problem entering the BIOS until today. I have turned off secure boot and fast boot several weeks ago. Still worked fine. MB is an Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe. I checked connections and moved the mouse to another USB 2 port. No change. I have never had a problem with this keyboard, and it works fine once it gets into the OS. Previously it also worked fine with the BIOS.

When booting the BIOS says there is no keyboard detected; hence it can't see the Del key to go into the BIOS. It is a strange boot. It starts and sits for quite a long time and says no keyboard. It then appears to start the boot again, but now goes to the OS. The OS seems to start more that once briefly and then go to a normal boot.

A:PC will not go to BIOS - says no keyboard detected

I don't think this is a Windows issue. It's before Windows even loads.
Since you've checked other USB ports, I'd hazard a guess it's time for a new keyboard. Good luck.

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Hi everyone, Needs some help here... I have bought a Y700 few days ago that come with a 256GB M.2 SSD in it and I just bought another SATA III 480GB SSD as a secondary drive (already got the cable and bracket),  I have installed in but the BIOS/Window didnt detect it. Any idea why is this? Is there any setting in BIOS I have missed? I have already updated the BIOS to the latest version. Thanks in advance.

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This is extremely weird. I've used this keyboard plenty of times, I see my external hard drive light up, so I tried that usb port, but still nothing. The computer will boot past the bio and go to the login screen, but neither my keyboard or mouse will work. It stopped working while browsing youtube and I restarted my pc. I tried it on my laptop and both my mouse and keyboard work. I'm not sure what's going on because it's not detecting it even in the bios?

A:No Keyboard Detected *BIOS*

Let us see if we can help you: how old is the computer?

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I am trying to do a clean XP Pro install and cannot. I get a message that to prevent damage to my system, install has shut down. I tried to do a Norton Ghost backup and it does not recognize any hard drives to back up to. I looked in the bios and there is no information for my hdds. It is on auto detect and nothing gets filled out - like cylinders and stuff.

Please can someone help!



A:Drives not detected in bios

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That's pretty stupid what i've done but here it goes.

i just wanted to have some extra space to use for Windows and I had an entire HD 80GB Maxtor for testing Linux. But i did'nt use it that much and 80GB is a bit too much for a system i barely use. So i decided to have it back for windows. I fdisk /mbr the thing, LILO was gone, hard drive was detected and ready to be reformated. The first thing i did was just to quick format the hd. Then I splitted it in 3 logical drives, the last one was feromated fully as it should. Then i decided to reformat the first partition (50GB) and it cemmenced pretty well. It went smoothly up to 100% percent and then i got an error message "The reformating wasn't succesfull". Ok, no probs I'd try to reformat it once again but the whole disk this time. But the system started hanging a bit and then when i could get back to computer management panel my hd was gone. No sign of it whatsoever. Nothing. I rebooted, checked my BIOS, BIOS recognised the drive. Bun not my WinXP. I can' find it listed in Disk Management it's just gone. Nowhere else except for device manager where it is still listed and "works properly".

The error i got in event viewer was like "a bad sector found".
The hard drive is nearly new (4months) and was barely used.

How can I get it back? I need just reformat it properly but as i said it is not recognized by Windows.

Thanks for any replies

A:My Hd is gone after reformating though it is detected by BIOS

Probbly a bad MBR most harddrive disk utilities have a tool on them to make a MBR ..

If this does not solve the problem Zero out the drive itself (Write all Zeros to it) not same as a formatt.. this will solve your porblem since you do not have any data on it this would be your best route

check you harddrive maker website for a utility MAxtors is called maxiblast..

hope this helps you

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I have a customer built computer. Using mobo asrock z370 pro4. I just had a replacement come in thinking it was hardware. 1 ssd that I boot up from it boots up just fine and all is well. When ever i try any other ssd or hdd, bios does not see it. But it would see the optical drive until I used both the optical drive and ssd. I updated firmware all that I could find. I used known good ssd and hdd when I was at local tech shop and it would not recognize it expect for my one ssd. Please help. I am at my wits end

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