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Q: Lenovo recovery drive not being recognized by BIOS, can't boot into it.

Hey guys, so I've gotten myself in a bit of a pickle. Ok, long story short, the hard drive in my Lenovo Y50 crashed and started doing the click of death. Fed up with dealing with Western Digital, I said "screw it" and drove to the nearest computer store and bought a Kingston 480GB SSD (Which I am LOVING so far). However, because the size of the drive was smaller, my recovery USB refused to restore the operating system, so I had to borrow my friends computer, download the media creation tool and do a clean install of Windows 10 that way. Everything was totally fine, then I remembered I had forgotten something really important. Every single back up I've ever done was with Lenovo Onekey Recovery. A program that I did not have anymore. So obviously my next course of action was to get a recovery key from Lenovo. I called the number, explained the situation, and they sent me the key that I got in the mail today. I plugged it in expecting the rest of the road to be filled with puppies and rainbows... but it's not looking that way. Going into BIOS, it does not see the Lenovo Recovery key as a boot option. I've since made my own clean windows 10 recovery drive than can be booted into fine, but it doesnt recognize the lenovo drive as a bootable UEFI device either. Furthermore, it doesn't matter if I set BIOS to UEFI or Legacy Support... it still doesn't recognize the drive either way. The guy on the phone told me he'd have to send me a windows 8.1 key, since thats the OS my Y50 came with, and I didn't think much of it, but I'm starting to think I should have. So... what do I do now? Do I need to downgrade to windows 8.1 before I can do anything? Is there a way to get the usb drive to show up as bootable? I don't want to do anything risky or wipe my SSD before I know 100% I won't mess anything up... and google isn't turning up many results. Any and all help is greatly appreciated to help me recover from my major n00b moment. TL;DR: Running windows 10 on a lenovo y50 that doesn't know it's a lenovo y50, got a Lenovo windows 8.1 recovery key that my computer doesn't think exists. What do.


























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So I tried updating the BIOS on my Lenovo M92p desktop using Lenovo System Update program. Unfortunately, it didnt work and i ended up with a blank screen. I waited for about 10 minutes and still nothing happened. I decided to hold the power button and had it shut off. After multiple power ons, still no POST. I read the HMM and the section about BIOS boot block recovery. It said I needed to burn an iso file to a CD and also move the CMOS jumper to pins 2 & 3. Since I dont have a cd, I put the bios flash package on a usb drive instead, plugged it into pc, and also moved CMOS jumper to 2 & 3. Computer turns on and there are two beeps. No display. Does this mean I will have to get a CD?













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A:Help with BIOS please. (Lenovo Boot Block Recovery)

What format was the USB drive?  Try using FAT32.  Failing that, yes, get a CD. 

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HI,
My Inspiron 7559 won't boot, giving the message that hard drive not present/not found. This happened just after I received the laptop back from Dell. I had sent it to Dell without the hard drive for an ethernet card replacement. When I re-installed the drive, it would not boot. It was fine before I sent it.
However, BIOS identifies it as a Seagate Sata drive while Dell Diagnostics declares that all laptop components, including the hard drive are fine.
I first got the PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable error. I soon learnt that this merely meant Bios could not find an internal hard drive and was searching for a network boot. Once I turned off networking in BIOS I went to a simple, no hard drive found error, which is where I am now.
The hard drive may or may not have failed. I've run six hard drive testing programs on the drive in an external dock. The results are ambiguous. Three (Macrorit, EaseUS Partition Master and Western Digital Drive Tester) all give the drive a clean bill of health. Three others (HD Sentinel, HDD Scan and  Crystal Disk Info), however, all reports various degrees of ill-health. Copies of the results of these tests are attached in a PDF file.
Anyway, I can read and navigate the drive with Windows Explorer in an external dock.
I don't want to abandon the drive as I have a lot of software loaded that I can't easily or plain can't reload.
I Googled th... Read more

A:Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive not recognized at boot, but seen in Bios/Passes Dell Diagnostics and Other H/D tests?

Does the system also have a small SSD (for cache purposes)?
The default settings from Dell should be UEFI, Secure Boot ON, and the drive is usually set in RAID mode.  Are these settings in place?

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As per subject, after installing Ubuntu 17.10, the BIOS has been changed with two results:1) it's not possible to save new BIOS settings - after re-booting, the old settings are restored2) not possible to boot from the USB - not recognized anymore so for many users without a cd-rom (as per Lenovo Y50-70) we cannot change OS I've reported this major bug on Ubuntu bug tracker here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1734147 please reply if you are affected too.If you cannot see the post, login in and then search the post named: "Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS - many LENOVO laptops models" So far the following models have been affected:Lenovo Y50-70Lenovo G40-30Lenovo U31-70 Thank you,Bye

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.
 

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The disk that was sent to me is a USB written in Universal Disk Format - never seen this format before. It was uninitialized so i considered trying to activate it in a few ways, through diskpart in windows, and also by cloning via linux and adding boot flags to the partition it was written to. No luck, though. I'm reluctant to do much more, considering I paid money for this drive; what gives? How does one use this mysterious little drive?

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I have a Sony Vaio VGC-LT25E with Vista Home premium. I had installed Fedora 13 and lost Vista. Now I have no operating system.
I have no C: drive, instead I have an X: drive
I can't reinstall Vista from recovery disks. I've tried everything.
I can only access the command prompt which reads: X:\Windows\system32>
chkdsk does not work.
FixBoot does not work.
DISKPART shows: Disk 0, online status, size 466gb, free 433 gb
Partition 1, Primary, size 29GB, offset 1024 KB
Partition 2, Primary, size 4000MB, offset 29GB
Volume 0, Ltr C, label - none, FS - RAW, Type - partition, size 4000mb, status healthy
Volume 1, ltr D, label - nong, FS - none, Type DVD-ROM, size, 0B, Status - no media (this is the Recovery Disk)
Partition 1
type: 83
Hidden: yes
active: no
Partition 2
type: 07 (was 82, I changed it)
Hidden: mo
active: yes

I need this to boot both Windows and Fedora as I am an online student. Please help. I am getting very behind in classes. Help is appreciated.
 

A:C: drive now X: drive No recognized file sys, Recovery disk no help

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How to Recover a bad or brick bios in lenovo laptops:1.Download Phoenix Wincrisis then Click on the WINCRIS.exe and choose CREATE MINIDOS CRISIS DISK and press START to make: USB Flopy or usb flash memory.When creating the boot Floppy or usb memory, select from Folder Options to view the hiden and system files and delete or rename the file config.sys if present.2. Download your Bios file from lenovo.com if u dont have it, Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: USB Floppy/usb memory.3.Plug USB Floppy/usb memory into laptop and shotdown.4. Hold down Fn+R keys and while holding press the power button.5. Now you should hear the flopy drive working or usb blinking, hold the keys for a while.6. Leave the computer for few min. and if the computer does not restart it self turn the power down.7. if everything went OK the computer shold start normally.Download Phoenix Wincrisis Links:link to filehttp://www.mediafire.com/?ztmilmmeymrNote: This procedure is for Phoenix BIOS`es only and this metod works only for lenovo.VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUTE RECOVERY LENOVO LAPTOPS: Do not take off your battery before flashing unlike the others brand that you should take off battery!! It seems that before flashing, it verify AC/DC connection and battery level. If one of them is not ok, then reflash is stopped.Hope to rescue your laptop.
 
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I have a Toshiba Satellite a85-s107 running Windows XP Pro, I have no floppy either

I cannot get the cd/dvd to be recognized even after reinstalling all of the drivers from the rescue cd using an external cd/dvd drive

If I could just get this dinosaur to boot to the external CD/DVD I'd be golden

My only choices in the bios are;
CD
HDD
LAN
FDD

Any ideas??
 

A:CD/DVD not recognized BIOS wont boot from USB

I don't seem to understand your problem.

You say your Windows doesn't recognize the DVD drive, right? Why do you need to boot off the DVD drive, then?
 

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So I unplugged the Drive to spot out some problem with windows not installing correctly and now the Drive isn't being show in the Bios or on boot, it has power cause it opens the tray correctly and I tried resetting the bios to defaults.

How do I fix this. And I'm in the process of reinstalling Windows so I'm limited in what things I can do.

Thanks For Reading.

A:DVD Drive not Recognized in Bios

It would seem to be a connection issue. If necessary, try a different connector. A Guy

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The title says it all. Why is this. (Windows XP)
 

A:CD drive not recognized by bios

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Hello,I need from help.How can I recover my Insyde H2O bios on Lenovo G575?I have read few topics in this forum about some others models ot LENOVO, but my bios image is with extension ".ROM" not ".WPH." I have many try with usb, unbluging the battery and AC cord, FN+R or FN+B, no result. I have try the usb in all 3 usb ports.The problem appeared after downgrade the bios, now my screen is black. 

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Hi,i'm looking for 2 weeks a method of recovering my laptop,I made the BIOS update and updated windows,after rebooting it appeared that I have no bootable environmentand at the second start, the black screen remained,I checked the memory chip, the SSD, on another laptop and it works smoothlywhat can I do? 

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Hello,I'm following the steps in this thread https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Y50-BIOS-Recovery-Reset-method-needed-HE... and I've successfully entered the Insyde Crisis mode, fans at 100% and no keyboard backlight, but one thing is not working, the Crisis mode does not read my USB with the bios files in it, I've tried 8GB, 16GB, 32GB as FAT32 and 4GB as FAT. Do any of you have an idea of what it could be?

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Right after re-installing Windows 8 on a Lenovo G510, I updated the BIOS to version 79CN50WW (V3.09) with the file which is available on this website. Unfortunately, the update crashed right in the middle of the process and leaves me with a broken BIOS. After booting the notebook, I get the following messages: lenovo logo"EFI Nentwork 0 for IPv4 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)" with an [OK]-Button. If I hit OK, I'll get..."No bootable device -- Please restart system"If I restart the system, I'll see the following messages: lenovo logo"EFI Nentwork 0 for IPv4 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)" with an [OK]-Button. If I hit OK, I'll get..."Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.Insert Recovery Media and Hit any keyThen Select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media"If I hit [OK] again, the Boot Manager shows up with a list which has two entries which are:EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)Whatever option I choose from these both, nothing changes. How can I recover the (previous) BIOS or get the notebook to work again properly?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo n22 80S6 I had seen where other people got the M.2 NVME Drive Work and responding properly so I ordered a Samsung 960 EVO NVME Drive for the laptop. The bios will not recognized the drive at all. I have update the bios to 24WW and still nothing. I have tried to install Samsung Drivers, but they wont install till the Drive is Mounted. Please your help is welcome.  

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Hi,

I've built an 128gb Samsung (830 Series) SSD into my Acer RL70 Nettop. It was empty and when I tried to boot the nettop there was only the message "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Then I connected the SSD to another computer and installed windows on it and it worked on that PC. When I put it pack into the Nettop i got the same error again. In the Bios, it shows the SSD correctly.

I also tried booting Windows or any recovery tool from a memory stick, but the error message appears before anyting else can load. The memory Stick is shown correctly in the bios and also it works with other computers.
I've tried the options IDE and AHCI as well as different booting priorities.

I don't know what else to try. If the memory stick can't boot, shouldn't it be a problem within the bios then?

Here are a few screens:
WP_000003.jpg
WP_000007.jpg
WP_000008.jpg

Thank you for your help and excuse my English skills

A:Built in SSD, recognized in Bios but doesn't boot

system specs please, use speccy or cpu id

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My PC started taking 10 minutes to boot!  It normally took a couple of minutes even after reinstalling Windows 10.  I've tried about everything it seems but after reading a blog among the many, I realized that the Sandisk U100 SSD was not showing up in the BIOS or in the OS.  Today I removed the SSD and "presto", it takes about 30 seconds to boot the PC!  I've since swapped the order of the HDD and SSD, I've removed the HDD, swapped power connections...none of this resulted in the SSD being detected.  Any thoughts or suggesions on what I should do next?  If I purchase another SSD I've no idea what to do with it.  HELP ;-)...Thanks

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Right, so I recently upgraded my computer. I just need to install Windows XP onto my hard drive. The problem is, in BIOS, my CD Rom isn't getting recognized. I have a IDE to SATA adapter (this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816113) to connect the CD ROM which as a old IDE connector, to the motherboards SATA ports, as it does not have any IDE ports.I also see that the LED for the adapter is on and I know that the switch is in the correct place. Please help. My motherboard is a EVGA P55V, which can be found here. http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6247549
 

A:Solved: CD Drive not Recognized in BIOS

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0. find another computer connected to internet.1. download bios file : http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownLoads/drivers_show_3446.html2. download this file : http://narod.ru/disk/6016157001/Lenovo.Y560.Phoenix.Crysis.Tool.zip.html  ( Phoenix.Crysis.Tool include new PHLASH16.EXE - 1.7.0.21 [20.11.2009]) and extract it to the desktop.3. extract the zip file, rename "30cn71ww.wph" file to "bios.wph" and copy this file under phoenix tool folder.4. plug the usb stick ( not more than 4 gb or about 2-4 gb )5. run wincris.exe > start > ok > ok > no6. turn off your notebook. plug the ac power & battery & ready usb stick (into the port usb / e-sata?)7. hold down Fn+R keys and while holding press the power button.8. you should see usb blinking and hear fan noise, hold the keys for a while.9. after 5 seconds, leave the computer alone. wait for auto restart ( may take couple of minutes 1 or 2 )10. if it doesn't, restart your computer.if it works, you will be able to access your computer.   *alternatives :http://www.2shared.com/file/e2lgJ1Vy/y560_Bios_Recovery.htmlhttp://rapidshare.com/files/449087298/y560_Bios_Recovery.ziphttp://hotfile.com/dl/106487305/9a37aee/y560_Bios_Recovery.zip.htmlps. thanks for the translation

A:Lenovo ideaPad Y560 BIOS Recovery

thanks. it really worked. 

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Hello! I recently wanted to update the bios of my laptop Lenovo Ideapad n581 with the official software. Well, after the bios update, the laptop was no longer running, just the black screen.How can I recover the corrupted bios, considering the Insyde bios? I tried some internet tutorials but no results. Thank you!

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I have a brand new Lenovo S510 Desktop (small form factor).  This one:http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/s-series-sff/s510/  As usual, the first thing I do with any new pc is to update the software, drivers and BIOS. Downloaded the lastest BIOS from here.I chose the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system)" version.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds112505  Ran the utility from Windows 10 x64. After the utility ran in Windows, the machine shutdown and rebooted into the BIOS Setup Screen and began writing the new BIOS file, as expected. The BIOS update got to about 25% complete in the status bar and then froze during the "writing boot block" portion. I left the computer there for about an hour with no change. Powered down the machine eventually and, as feared, upon restarting:- the machine turns on- hdd runs, fan runs etc- but there is no video- no beeps, nothing So, BIOS appears to be bricked.  What is the correct method to perform a BIOS recovery on this specific model?It's a current 2016 model.  BIOS is AMI if I remember correctly while staring at the BIOS setup screen. Unfortunately, the S510 Desktop support pages don't appear to have any model-specific instructions for BIOS recovery.  As a result I've been trying recovery instructions for other Lenovo models... but have been unsuccessful so far. If possible, I'd prefer to recover from a usb stick but will d... Read more

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I have a brand new Lenovo S510 Desktop (small form factor).  This one:http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/s-series-sff/s510/  As usual, the first thing I do with any new pc is to update the software, drivers and BIOS. Downloaded the lastest BIOS from here.I chose the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system)" version.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds112505  Ran the utility from Windows 10 x64. After the utility ran in Windows, the machine shutdown and rebooted into the BIOS Setup Screen and began writing the new BIOS file, as expected. The BIOS update got to about 25% complete in the status bar and then froze during the "writing boot block" portion. I left the computer there for about an hour with no change. Powered down the machine eventually and, as feared, upon restarting:- the machine turns on- hdd runs, fan runs etc- but there is no video- no beeps, nothing So, BIOS appears to be bricked.  What is the correct method to perform a BIOS recovery on this specific model?It's a current 2016 model.  BIOS is AMI if I remember correctly while staring at the BIOS setup screen. Unfortunately, the S510 Desktop support pages don't appear to have any model-specific instructions for BIOS recovery.  As a result I've been trying recovery instructions for other Lenovo models... but have been unsuccessful so far. If possible, I'd prefer to recover from a usb stick but will d... Read more

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Hello! I recently wanted to update the bios of my laptop Lenovo Ideapad n581 with the official software. Well, after the bios update, the laptop was no longer running, just the black screen.How can I recover the corrupted bios, considering the Insyde bios? I tried some internet tutorials but no results. Thank you!

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I recently purchased a new hard drive for my system (256 GB SSD to 1TB SSD) and installed it with no problem. I purchased a 2.5" SATA Hard Drive to USB 3.0 enclosure to assist with copying the original hard drive to the new hard drive, and discovered that this could also essentially be used to turn my old hard drive into a portable external hard drive.

Fast forward to earlier this evening when I decided that I would also try to recover files from an older (2007) laptop that had crashed using my new toy. I removed the SATA hard drive (HDD), inserted into the enclosure and plugged it in.

My issue is that when I plug it in, the drive is not being recognized. It is visible in the device manager under both the disk drives and storage controllers trees, and is showing as "unknown" under disk management. (I tried to initialize the disk as GPT and got a message that said it was not convertible because the size is less than the minimum size required for GPT disks. Also tried to use the MiniTool Partition Wizard as found in another thread with no luck, it says that the drive is 0.00 MB),

Question is, can I recover this drive? Is there a way to access the information on it, or have my system recognize it in some way that would give me access to the files? Thanks in advance for the help!

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 SD. When I first purchased the PC it came with a CD-ROM drive and Windows XP Professional pre-installed. A few months after purchasing the computer I decided to upgrade my CD-ROM to a DVD-RW/CD-RW. I purchased a brand new DVD-RW/CD-RW drive and replaced my CD-ROM with it. Everything worked well, I was able to play CD's, burn movies, etc. A month later I decided to upgrade my Windows XP with Windows Vista Home Premium. I purchased the DVD and installed it with no problems. My DVD-RW drive worked fine, even after installing Windows Vista.

Then, a week or two later I tried playing a CD; I opened my DVD-RW/CD-RW tray, placed the CD inside, then closed it. Usually when I place a CD into my DVD-RW/CD-RW drive and close it a window pops up asking me what I want to do, however, this time it didn't. I went to My Computer and noticed that there was no DVD drive icon under Devices and Removable Storage. I tried restarting my computer in hope that it would reappear but it didn't. I went to Microsoft's website to try and figure out what was the problem. One option was to go to Registry Editor/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Class/{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and delete both upper filter and lower filter; however, I was only able to delete upper filter because there was no lower filter. I restarted my computer but unfortunately it didn't work.

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A:DVD drive not being recognized by neither BIOS nor OS (Windows Vista)

Hi lechevarria89,

Is the drive SATA or IDE? You've established that it is getting power to the driver, but not the information. And since it is not showing in BIOS, but was previously. We start looking at the physical information connector. SATA cables quite often fail, plus make sure the cable isn't bent at a 90 degree angle, with SATA the rule of thumb is "Mess is good!"

Let me know the update
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that I installed a new Seagate Barracuda model

7500.10 part no. 9DJ04E-305 250 Gb hard drive in. The O/S, Windows xp,

installed but the hard drive is not recognized in the BIOS unless I install the

jumper in the master position, when this is done the computer boots to the black

screen that says "NTLDR missing". I have installed the NTLDR file in the folder I

found it in on my laptop but still get the same results. This is the only hard-drive

and I flashed the BIOS. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:New hard-drive not recognized in bios yet loaded new OS

is the sata driver loaded?
 

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AMD Athlon 2200+ with 256MB of DDR Ram.
Biostar M7VIQ motherboard
60GB hard drive
DVD-ROM
DVD-RW

Computer has been starting erratically for awhile. Sometimes it will start., other times it fails and says "HARD DISK NOT FOUND..."

I think the hard drive it finished. With power on I do not feel that 'gyro' effect you normally feel from spinning platters in a good drive.

So I tried a brand new 80GB hard drive. After numerous reboots the BIOS finally recognized it. I was then able to install WinXP. When installation was complete, I did a few Windows updates. Now I'm getting "HARD DISK NOT FOUND..." message again.

Thinking the motherboard battery could be failing, I tried a new one. Made no difference.

I tried new IDE cables. Made no difference.

I set BIOS settings all to default settings. Made no difference. Tried optimized settings. Same thing.

I'm running out of ideas. Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

PS: Bootup each time is EXTREMELY slow.
 

A:Solved: Hard drive not recognized by BIOS

DOH!

I'm an idiot. I removed the jumper from the new drive (not listed in jumper options) and it is seen every time by the BIOS.

Boots normal speed also...
 

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BIOS does not recognize the FDD. Have tried 4 different drives and different cables, no go. Could the mainboard be the culprit?

Any words of wisdom?

Appreciate your help.

 

A:Floppy Disk Drive not recognized in BIOS?

This one takes the cake. Was waiting for it to auto-detect!!! Christmas is also coming.

The old brain is fried, been looking at this thing too long.

 

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Hi everyone,

I have a Seagate ST320430A 20.4 GB ultra ata drive that will spin up but is not being recognized in either of two systems. The drive came out of a pc that was dying and I just rebuilt. I thought I had copied all the files I needed off of this drive. But now have figured out that of all the things for me to forget.... I didn't get the outlook.pst file. UGGG!!!

I've called a couple of local computer shops. The conscensus is that if it spins up but isn't recognized then the controller card on the drive is probably bad. If that is the case I'm being told that there's no hope.

1. Is it true that there's no hope if the controller card is bad?

2. What are the chances of me taking this apart and replacing the controller card from an identical drive?

3. I think I've set all the jumpers correctly for the drive. I can't remember if jumpers will prevent it from being recognized in the bios. I think I've tried all of the options though...

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Seagate drive not recognized in bios

yes when the controller card on a hard drive goes dead then its usually comes to a dead end, personally i have never tried to rip it open and try to replace the controller card, something you could try and do if you wanted to try it, but wouldnt get your hopes up. as far as the jumpers go it doesnt matter where you put it on the hard drive it would show up in the system somewhere you would just have some conflicts going on that would let you know that you need to redo your settings on your drives.
 

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I noticed that sometime after I installed windows 7 that my dvd optical drive was not showing up. I have done a lot of research on the matter and have yet to find a working solution. I checked my BIOS and the drive is not listed there, but I'm pretty sure it is properly connected. I have an HP Pavillion dv6000, so the drive just plugs into the slot directed connected to the motherboard, and can be removed by unscrewing a single screw. When the laptop is on I am able to open the drive, and it lights up, so I know it is getting power... I have tried everything under the sun to fix the problem - checking/cleaning the connection port, deleting the upperfilters value from the registry (which many people have said worked for them, however for me it only gave me an warning message in itunes telling me the registry files for burning/importing cd's was missing), reinstalling gear drivers, and running the microsoft fixit programs (they just tell me they can't find the drive or that it isn't there - thanks microsoft...). Nothing has worked, and it's driving me crazy not being able to use my dvd drive. Has anyone had this problem to the same degree as me?/found a solution to it?

A:DVD Optical Drive Not Recognized in Windows or BIOS

Of the BIOS cannot see it, no software fix will help including other drivers. It is probably a connection problem. If the disk works, then the mobo controller is OK because the optical drive uses the same controller in the chipset.

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Hey all,
I had 3 hard drives connected to my pc with 1 IDE for booting windows and the other and the other 2(SATA and IDE) for storage. I did a reinstall of windows and now my IDE storage drive is not recognized by windows. I looked at the hard drives under computer management but it does not appear at all. It does show up in the bios though. I checked the jumper setting and even tried connecting via usb with an external enclosure. With the enclosure it just found the hardware but no drive on 2 different computers.

Recovering the information on the drive is ideal, but not necessary. That said, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? If I do not find a solution, is there any way to format the hard drive without windows? I thought about installing a different OS on another computer just to format the drive but was not sure if this would work or if there was an easier way.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Hard Drive recognized by bios, but not windows

If you are using Vista/XP/Server 2003 or Seven, you can look in Disk Management.

Go to computer management (right-click computer then Manage)

On the left of the window, select Disk Management.

This will show not just the drives, but also the partitions on the drives.

It may be that the drive has become corrupt or is formatted in a way that Windows does not understand. Alternatively, it may just need to be assigned a drive letter.
 

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Hai ,.. sir, I got some issues after bad BIOS Flash , the laptop cant go past Post checking at boot up, the screen just in black , with the backlit keyboard on . The fan n , cpu are running , but seems the system is halted , capslock or numlock cant be pressed. Woul you mind advising us how to recover/reset the bios ?  can the power flee/cycle method works ? ( since this is unibody type ,  not battery easy removable ) and shud Y50 had any recovery method using usb like putting the bios update image and pressing one of those [Fn]+R or B or F  @ power on works ?? very much appreciated for the help . Needed help from this forum senior members. Pleasee thank you very muchregards,

A:Lenovo Y50 BIOS Recovery/Reset method needed HELP!!

Please Anyone had any thoughts ??Lenovo Techies could you help me ?Thanks in advancergds,

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I have the T110, I can create the recovery discs in Windows but when I restart the computer and press F12 it shows no CD/DVD drive in the BIOS.

So I cannot restore from or boot from the external CD/DVD drive.

Help!

A:Satellite T110 - USB powered CD/DVD drive not recognized in BIOS

Hey,

I don?t have the notebook in front of me but check the BIOS if you can find an option called ?USB legacy support?. If yes you have to enable this feature that your notebook can recognize the external drive.

Can you boot from an USB stick? I mean you can also create the recovery files on an USB stick so this would be also an option to restore factory settings.

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I own a Toshiba R630 and recently replaced the original disk with a Crucial SSD one, with a big performance improvement. I've been using the old Hitachi drive in an external case through the eSATA port without any problem, but this setup requires both the combo eSata/USB port and a second USB just for power, so I purchased a 9.5 mm caddy to put the disk on the DVD location.

Today I went ahead. Physically all went good (apart from the fact that I had to take off the back cover, more than 25 screws; I took the opportunity to clean the fan) but when I turned the computer on and accessed the BIOS the Hitachi disk is recognized as an optical drive!

You may see an image here:

After that I could enter Windows 7 (64), Disk Management recognizes it as a disk, but can't initialize it. After rebooting the computer I can't enter Windows any more, as it goes directly to recover mode.

Any help would be appreciated! Is there any way to make the BIOS recognize the second drive as an hard disk?

Carlos


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A:Satellite R630 - second HDD recognized as optical drive in BIOS

First of all I would recommend you to check the boot device order.
Probably the ODD has been set first boot device and notebook tries to boot from the HDD connected to ODD controller.
If this will not work, remove the old Hitachi HDD, reset the BIOS to default and try to boot once again.

To be honest I?m not quite sure if the BIOS would support such configuration. I mean not all notebooks can be upgraded with an 2nd HDD and in many cases the BIOS would not support the HDD installed in the ODD bay? therefore this configuration may cause some problems.

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Hello! Having some serious issues, as it seems we all have. So, here's the situation. As a nerd truck driver I bought a laptop for skyping with the family and playing games. Laptop was working fine one night and the next morning I start it up and windows won't boot. Just gives me a blank screen with the infamous blinking cursor in the top left.

After searching the forums, it appears I need the Win7 install discs, which this computer did NOT come with. I may be able to get my hands on a reinstall disc, but I doubt it'll be a samsung laptop disc. I was, however, able to make a recovery disc from my wife's Dell laptop. I thought she had a reinstall disc, but we can't find it.

My current problem, and the most troubling, is that now BIOS doesn't even show the HDD. I checked the connections and they are fine, and I was able to put the SATA drive in my desktop and copied all my important data to my desktop. So I know the drive is good. Nothing is corrupted and all partitions, including the recovery partition is intact. I can't figure out why the laptop isn't showing the drive in BIOS now, though.

I've tried the recovery disc a second time, but it doesn't seem to want to boot correctly now. It worked fine when the HDD was recognized, but now it's getting to the blinking screen, then the cursor jumps to the bottom right and pixelates across the bottom of the screen like it's trying to load.

I can probably get my hands on a reinstall disc if I can download one or ask around tomorro... Read more

A:Hard Drive first not booting Windows, now not recognized in BIOS

Ok, I got the recovery disc to boot again, but still don't have the HDD in BIOS yet. Only option that works in the recovery disc is the command prompt. searching for the HDD that way, but so far, I have only found D: which has the Dirs: Boot, and Sources, and a file called bootmgr. This is along with X: which is obviously the recovery disc. So far, I can't find anything else.

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Hi every body, I am new to this forum. I have fair amount of experience with PCs, including building them. Now I have a new problem. I installed a new HDD, configured it as the Primary 'o' drive (Cable Select). No other drive. The single drive is detected by the BIOS. When I try to install Win XP, the setup loads the necessary files, but when I hit Enter to install OS, I get a message saying "No hard drive is found".

I have tried different hard drives changed the cables, tried it as Master, nothing works, same message. Would appreciate your help.

A:Hard drive is recognized by BIOS, but not byWin XP installatio

Normally this has to do with Windows not having the drivers for the controller. Usually the driver is on a floppy disk or on the CD that came with the motherboard and will need to be put on a floppy disk.
During the install you will be prompted to press F6 to install additional SCSI or RAID drivers. This is where the controller drivers will need to be installed.

Can you list your motherboard specs and we may be able to find you them.

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A friend of mine was having some problems with their computer last week. The PC would randomly shut down (almost always around 4 pm although I am guessing that is just coincidence) and then when they turned it back on it would shut down again. This would happen a couple of times before they were able to boot up again. Finally, yesterday the PC wouldn't boot at all and it gave the C:/WINDOWS/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt. I tried to get into recovery console but it said it did not detect a hard drive. The Hard Drive is a SATA drive. SATA is enabled in BIOS. They are running XP Pro. A couple of weeks ago they upgraded the memory (adding another stick of 512) but I am not sure if they were having these problems before the memory upgrade or not. Anyways, my first question is, what can I do to have the drive be recognized again? I did some research and it mentioned having to install Third Party SATA drivers but since the drive was working before and we haven't done a clean install, I shouldn't have to load the drivers again, correct? Unless they got deleted/corrupt somehow. Well, let me know if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.

A:[resolved]SATA Drive Not Recognized, Can't Enter Recovery Console to repair

Hi,

A couple of places to start:

> If you have any IDE hard drives hooked up, then disconnect them to get it going.

> Enter the BIOS setup menu and set everything back to default settings and try it.

> Make sure your drive detection in the Bios setup menu is set to AUTO

> Try clearing the CMOS ....... When and if you get it back up, try the recovery console again.

> The SATA drives are notorious for having loose cables (I have to use cable ties for some at times) and they do not fit into the drives very secure, so you need to make sure they are making good contact with the cable to the drive.

> Make sure the power cord is hooked in secure to the drive. Try another cable if this one does not do the job for you.

Post back with questions/concerns.

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HP Pavilion zv5348rs (zv5000 series) had/has 60gb (original) hard drive in it. Running Windows XP SP-3 I want to change it out as there are bad sectors on it and it's making some strange noises

I tried replacing the HD with an HP (Seagate) 100 gb hard drive. Using the same Jumper Pin Settings as on the 60 gb

The hard drive is NOT recognized by the bios.

I can boot from cd rom, or USB but no way can I find a HD (other than the generic USB)

I put the 60gb back in and it is detected and will boot back up.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: HP Pavilion zv5348rs new hard drive not recognized by BIOS

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I'm working on a friends Dell Inspiron 8000 which came with a 20GB Hitachi IDE hard drive which now sounds like loose coins when it runs. I installed a new Fujitsu 120GB PATA drive. I've been able to reload Windows and make it boot from CD using the Windows disk, but, I can't get the BIOS to recognize the drive and therefor boot from the new hard drive.

Are the new "PATA" drives not compatible with older machines that came with IDE drives?
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A:Solved: Newly installed PATA drive not recognized in BIOS

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The BIOS automatically updated and now it no longer recognizes my secondary hard drive in the laptop. Other than this, the laptop is functioning fine. 

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Recently I decided to upgrade my hard disk storage space so I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA hard disk drive. Upon installing the drive I entered the Bios and went into "Intergrated Peripherals" section and set the BIOS to recognize P-ATA + S-ATA drives. When I reboot the new Maxtor drive shows up in Windows Explorer and functions normally. Also in Windows Explorer, my CD/DVD drive appears. However when I put a cd in the drive and click on the drive in Explorer I get the message to "Insert a disc into drive F:". The drive will not read the disc. When I went into Device Manager the CD/DVD drive shows up and says that it is functioning properly. Strange.....
So, I rebooted and reset the BIOS to the setup defaults (ie. P-ATA Drive Only) and when the computer boots up now the CD/DVD drive functions normally but the Maxtor drive is now not recognized. I understandObviously the Maxtor drive is not recognized because the BIOS is set for P-ATA drive only, but why when the BIOS is set for P-ATA + S-ATA is the CD/DVD drive not recognized?

My computer specs are as follows:

Processsor: Intel Pentium4 3.2C GHz (478pin/FSB800)
Motherboard: MSI i865G ATX
Bios: AMI Bios
RAM: DDR SDRAM 1GB (512MB x 2 / PC3200)
Video:nVidia GeForce FX5700 128MB AGP
Sound: CREATIVE SoundBlaster Audigy2ZS Platinum Pro
Hard Disk1:160GB Ultra ATA HDD (7200rpm)
Hard Disk2:Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA
OS: Windows XP PRo
 

A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated
 

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Cannot boot from USB lenovo G40-30, although USB boot enabled and boot priotrity is UEFI first then Legacy are set on BIOS How to solve to be able to boot from USB. Is it only certain port that would be able to do ?Help ! I have to boot from a  lenovo G40-30 USB !Thanks in advance.

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