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XPS 15 9560 "No Hard Drive Installed" after 1.5.0 BIOS

Q: XPS 15 9560 "No Hard Drive Installed" after 1.5.0 BIOS

Purchased my XPS 15 9560 with i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, GTX1050 4GB, and 1080P display back in June 2017. Since installing the 1.5.0 BIOS update, I received a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION bluescreen, and now my laptop no longer boots.
Upon powering on the laptop, I'll usually see the Dell POST screen, then it will either go black for an extended period of time before shutting down on its' own, or boot into ePSA SupportAssist Diagnostics and run through the quick troubleshooting tests. These tests will either result in a "Hard Drive - Not Installed" error, or show all hardware passing, but "No boot devices found" before shutting down.
As a computer technician with 10+ years experience in the field, I've already taken the appropriate steps to fully remove all power from the laptop, including unplugging the battery, and reseating the RAM and NVMe SSD in their sockets. The laptop still fails to boot or detect the drive on a regular basis.
Very occasionally I'll see the drive detected in the F12 Boot Options screen, as it shows up as a SanDisk A400 SSD, however, the system still locks up on a black screen should I choose to try to boot from it. I can get it to UEFI boot from a Windows 10 Installation USB, or from the Recovery USB I made with Dell's recovery tools, but only if I boot with the NVMe SSD unplugged from the motherboard. Otherwise the system hangs upon trying to boot.
I've opened up a line of support on the @DellCares Twitter support, but the replies are painstakingly slow, and no one has responded via Facebook Messenger yet. I've tried to open a live chat via Dell's support website, but it does not appear to be available right now, and I'd rather not call as my voice is a bit under the weather from a cold.
Where do I go next for support of my $2500 laptop?

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A: XPS 15 9560 "No Hard Drive Installed" after 1.5.0 BIOS

In the same situation as you. Kept showing hard drive not installed. Got my xps15 two months ago, please let me know if you find a solution! Thanks!

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As stated, my system runs fine but I wanted to try the F12 diagnostics to see how it worked.  To my surprise it shows a problem was found and the Hard Drive - not installed.
Would this be a normal situation when running a PCIe drive using a NVMe driver?
I am wondering what the Support Assistant would do if it popped up for some reason.  If it can't see the M.2 drive, would it give me incorrect responses?
Should I disable Support Assistant?
System is two week old XPS 13 9365 2-in-1, running a Samsung 960 Pro in PCIe mode using the Samsung NVMe driver, running without problems..

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I recently bought a new SSD for my 128 Gb Dell XPS 13 (9350), but now whenever I try to boot it up it always gives me the error "Hard Drive - Not Installed". I am trying to install a clean SSD, because I feel that my old one (the one that came with it) is filled with too much junk to transfer over. Could somebody please help me fix this problem?
The SSD I bought:

A:Dell XPS 13 (9350) after SSD change it says "Hard Drive - Not Installed" when I boot it up

Since you purchased an PCIe NVMe drive, have you changed the SATA controller to AHCI in the Bios?
Do you have a 2.5 inch SATA drive?
I am not aware of the driver situation with the 9350 but if you want to use the PCIe version, the Bios has to provide the driver during boot.  If it does not at the present time, it may need a Bios update to the latest..  But I am not familiar with that particular system.

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I have a Dell XPS 13 9360, bought in 11/2016, still under warranty.
Windows 10 Home, all updates installed.
Every once in a while (irregular intervals, once a week to once a month), the laptop freezes, then restarts, enters BIOS, and shows a message "Hard Drive not Installed", then there is a status bar showing the diagnostics is being performed, and then the laptop shuts off. After I turn it on again, Windows boots and everything works normally. Otherwise, no problems with the laptop. I don't see any clear association between freezes and what kind of work is being performed or software being run. Sometime happens during heavy load, sometimes on idle.
Things seem to get better after every BIOS update, it doesn't happen for several weeks, but then starts again. Do you think this is just a BIOS problem that may get solved eventually by updates, or is it a hardware issue? Should I contact support and attempt to fix? I imagine it would be very difficult to troubleshoot because the problem is very intermittent. Is this a common problem for other 9360 users?

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I just tried to switch hard drives between my EMachine T6528 to my Dell Dimension 8400. I thought I did it correctly, but it is giving me the message "No Boot Device Available". Can you direct me in what to do?

A:"No boot device available" (Just installed new hard drive)

Make sure that the device to which you are trying to boot (the optical drive?) is recognized by the BIOS as bootable and enabled and is in the boot order list.

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I have had my Dell Inspiron 17 5758 Laptop since around Feb 10, 2015 so almost 2 years now.  The lap top was working fine up until mid day yesterday now it is stuck in the "preparing sutomatic repair" loop and ends with either a black screen, saying my laptop didnt start correctly or that it couldnt repair my laptop and when i try to run a diagnostic on it it says that my hard drive is not installed. Also now the hard drove is simply not running. Is this because the hard drive as failed? Its in transit a lot and occasionnaly hits a bumps on the seat of my car when driving.
Also if i have to buy a new hard drive how would i install windows 10 on my laptop again? Will i have to pay for it again?

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I switched my Fujjitsu-Siemens Amilo li-1718 the other day and was met with the dreaded 'operating system not found' message.

I haven't changed anything big recently, and it's more or less been working fine for a long time now.

I had, however, just had it in a bag and moved it across town, so after reading up I thought maybe something might have come loose inside. But I also read that it could be a BIOS problem, and after going in there I noticed that under 'hard drive' in 'main' it said 'None.' Changing it to auto or user didn't seem to make much difference as it still wouldn't load and would always revert back to none.

However, I also read that if the computer keeps resetting itself to an arbitrary time and date that it can be symptomatic of a CMOS problem... my computer had been doing this occasionally for a month or two before this happened.

I also tried making a windows vista recovery CD, and tried to boot off that, but still got the same 'Operating System Not Found...' message.

Basically, I want to make sure i've tried everything before I open the case and go poking around inside, as I'd really have no idea what i'm doing, but i'm hoping it's just a loose wire that will be pretty self-evident when I open it up.

Any ideas?

A:"Operating system not found" - BIOS or Hard Drive error?

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"scanning the BIOS image in hard drive" waht does that mean? its wont allow me to access my computer completely. i cant get into my bios, which is probably cuz of my wireless keyboard. anyone can help me please??? i have an assignemtn due soon and i really need my computer.

A:"scanning the BIOS image in hard drive" waht does that mean?

Hi hedge,

On many motherboards, the image of the BIOS is copied
to the HDD, usually invisibly.

Not to worry.

However, your wireless motherboard may not work right
until after it's drivers are loaded. Consequently, when you
hit the key to get into the BIOS, it isn't seen by the

Use an old fashioned Keyboard to get to the BIOS on that

I had a similar problem installing XP using a fancy keyboard.
Eventually had to use an old keyboard for it to work.

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I'm new to the forum and somewhat familiar with computers (enough to get into the BIOS, wipe a hard drive & set up Windows, those types of things).

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that was left on a fleece sweater for 3 hours last night. Needless to say, it overheated and has been giving me the error message "no operating system found" ever since.

I was running Vista home basic (32), so I tried booting from my recovery disk, but no operating systems were found. When I went into drive options through the recovery disk, only the d: drive is listed.

I went into BIOS and a hard drive is listed, however, I can't cursor through the BIOS. I can only move between time and date on the main screen, unless I hit the left/right arrows about 50 times, causing the cursor to eventually (erratically) move to another screen. Of course, I have very little control over where I'm going.

I work as a freelance writer and while there are no pictures, music, etc. that need saving, there is a pile of articles (hopefully) trapped on there somewhere that are all in progress. I'd rather pull a tooth out than attempt to rewrite them all.

I found a few forum problems that were similar to mine, but none with the freezing BIOS problem.

Help (and please be gentle with the techie-nese).

Thanks, Jayne

A:Solved: No hard drive detected, BIOS "frozen"

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Ok, so I got a new asus P8z68-V pro motherboard.
Im re-using my current 750gb SATA drive.
I plugged it into the sata port, and start the computer.

When it starts it says "no hard drive is detected!"

I go into the bios, and on the bottom it has a disk drive, and a SATA drive.
It recognizes that the sata drive is there, but when i go to start up it says no hard drive is detected.

I have tried a few different sata ports and it is the exact same thing.
Any idea how to fix it, i am getting very frustrated at this point
thanks a lot

A:"hard drive not detected" but the hard drive shows in bios

is it your windows drive, or an extra storage drive?

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I have a hard drive question; it sounds like I need to be educated about hard drives in general, because I must be missing something. I can't seem to find an explanation via a web search.

I have a Maxtor hard drive, and I ran MaxBlast, the manufacturer's utility program that does things like set up a drive, display hardware information, zero-fill a drive, etc.

When I pick one of those options, it displays the drives on my system so I can select which one I want to perform the action on. I expect to see only one hard drive (since there is only one in my system), but there are two: the one I expect to see (I can identify it by the names of the partitions on it), and a second one.

This second one is labelled "BIOS drive, 81 hex, 10 MB"

Does anyone know what the heck this is? I'm not sure I get the concept of a hard drive having a "bios" (as opposed to the system bios). Is this some kind of hidden partition? Firmware? Overlay? (as far as I know I don't use overlays of any kind). Do I need it? Can I get rid of it, or update it?

(I have done the same sort of thing with Western Digital drives, and never seen anything like this. Is Maxtor's utility just more informative?)

Or can you point me to documentation that might explain this concept?

If this is indeed some kind of hidden but modifiable information specific to the hard drive, that may provide a long-sought clue to help explain another very weird problem I have been trying to ... Read more

A:hard drive question - "bios drive"?

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread

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infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error, that is,this item "1002931234.vbs" that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut? Howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nadeem_Ahmad at 14:54:49.54 on Sat 03/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1975.1542 [GMT 8:00]

AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disable... Read more

A:infected with "vbs", afte "Flash_Disinfector" all folders on hard drive don't open

Hello buct,

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
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* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop


Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal.


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

Click on Yes,... Read more

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I was copying (cut and paste) data from one external hard drive (a 250 GB IDE Maxtor in a Adaptec USB enclosure) to another external (a 400 GB IDE Samsung in a Roswill USB enclosure). During the move. During this move, my Thinkpad T43p encountered a NMI Parity error, to which I'm still unsure what caused it, though I think it may have been my Dock II screwing stuff up. I did memtest 10 times over and my memory passed, so I am assuming its my Dock II. ANYWAYS...

So the NMI Parity error was a blue screen, and I restarted the computer. After the restart I noticed the Maxtor external hard drive was missing from my drive list, and in disk management it show as an uninitialized disk.

Okay, no biggie, I've dealt with this before. I tried using GetDataBack for NTFS, that failed to recover. Also failed were Active Partition recovery, Data Doctor Recovery, File Recovery, Restorer 2000, TestDisk, and ZAR.

I'm guessing my Master File Table is trashed and I can't recover it.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:"Hard Drive Catastrophic Failure" or "The night is darkest before dawn"

Zar should have recovered it (if the data is recoverable)
Also (you may already realize this now) in future Copy and paste

More recovery tools here

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i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error ( i am including the error meggage in attachment), howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

A:infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I used a DriveWire - Universal Hard Drive Adapter (IDE / PATA / SATA to USB HDD Adapter) to hook up A 3.5" Hard Drive (Samsung model HD502HJ) to my desktop in an attempt to get my wife's files off her old desktop machine and merge them into mine. It all started off fine, the drive was recognized and I could see the files when I plugged in the USB cord. I started a NOD32 scan of the drive and a few minutes later a spark flew off my power strip and the fuse blew - looks like a letter opener shorted between two of the plugs. I think I killed the hard drive.

I replaced the power strip and started everything back up. The drive spins, but no longer is recognized by the computer when plugged in (no drive letter for it). Under Disk Management, I see the disk listed as "unknown" and "not initialized". Originally I had the option to right click and select "Initialize", and I was given option to use two partitiion styles (MBR or GPT).. I tried both to no avail, and get the "device is not ready" message.

I can right click select "Offline", and get the same message. right-click "Properties" say the device is working properly.

I plugged in another drive on the hard drive adapter and it works (so it's not the vault of the adapter). I try the same setup on my laptop and get the same results.

So I'm pretty sure I killed the drive. I just care about getting pictures and documents off it. Any advise? I know t... Read more

A:Hard Drive "Not Initialized", "device is not ready",won't recognize

If you have killed the drive, there isn't very much you do about it. Even experts cannot sometimes recover anything, and it's just a wast of money.

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My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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I've had a brand new XPS 15 for about 2 months now and have now recieved a Hard drive not installed error. I have had a blue screen of death a couple times now and  the stop code was "unexpected store exception". I googled this and a potential error was that the start up drive could have issues with it.
I didn't get a chance to scan the drive as it crashed before that. Is there anything i can try other than sending it of to Dell or getting a replacement?
The model i have has a 512 Gb Toshiba SSD in AHCI mode with a fresh install of windows on it.

A:XPS 15 9560 - Hard Drive not installed

Did you set the SATA mode to AHCI?  The systems I have seen run the SATA as RAID....

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Good Evening All,

I having a problem with my Dell Latitude D610.

I went to update the BIOS and it said that the battery is not installed despite the laptop running solely off of battery power!

I have ran the dell device diagnostic and device manager and no issue appears to be with the battery. When you check the battery info in the BIOS settings it says the batteries are not installed and also when you log into XP it constantly says running off of AC power even when its not plugged in!

Any one got any ideas what could be causing this and how it can be solved?

Thanks Nick

A:Dell Latitude "battery not installed" preventing BIOS update

It may be referring to the CMOS battery which is wired to the computer beneath the keyboard. The battery can be replaced for $8.95 to $29.95 depending on where you purchase...

But regardless, you do have a problem that must be resolved. The D610 has been one strange little irrelevant problem after another... but you cannot afford to irritate it and have that mysterious unremovable password appear as it has on so many D610 and D620 Dells.

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ever since i (partially) installed an Audigy sound card, i get a message that reads "No drive attached to FasTrak controller, the BIOS is not installed" every time i boot up. this is annoying, but not too annoying, because it is only ther for about 2 seconds.

far more annoying is that ever since i upgraded Netscape 7.0 to 7.1, the Program Files folder opens up at startup. what makes it annoying is that i have to close it each and every time i boot up.

any help with stopping either of these unwanted occurrences would be much appreciated.

A:"BIOS not installed" message and Java folder opens on startup


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Long story short:
I finished using DBAN to wipe my hard drive clean in preparation for my Windows 8 installation, and I forgot to switch back to UEFI Boot Mode. (DBAN will *not* start unless legacy BIOS is activated.)

Have I reduced the performance of my computer in any way by doing this? Will I need to reinstall the OS in order to gain maximum performance?

System Specs
Dell Inspiron 660
Intel B75 Express Chipset
Windows 8 64-bit Home Edition

A:I accidentally installed Windows 8 with "Legacy BIOS" activated. Am I Okay?

Since it sounds like you've just installed Windows 8, it might be easiest and faster to just start over & reinstall with UEFI enabled.

While there's no guarantee that your hardware will boot more quickly with Windows 8 installed with UEFI enabled, it is highly likely that you will see some performance improvement. You will also be able to enjoy the added security of the Safe Boot features of UEFI.

For more info on UEFI, you can visit their main website --- UEFI - About UEFI


If you are feeling adventurous, however, I'll paste in a link here that has a somewhat complicated procedure to switch Windows 8 to UEFI without reinstalling Windows.

Best of luck,
. . . Gary

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I'm trying to help a friend's son build his first computer, from over the phone. He's built a system based on an Asus K8V Deluxe. He called me about seeing the "bios not installed" error; I explained that this was normal as he's not using RAID.

What is happening, though, is that right after that, the system stops, and I simply cannot remember if this is normal if there is not yet an OS installed, or a disk in any removeable drive. Is it? If it is not, what sort of problems should I look for? I know this is a stupid question but I have a serious case of brain dead tonight.

I also have this board. I'm fairly certain there's nothing catastrophic happening, but it's been long enough since I put this system together I can't remember the experience. Unfortunately, I cannot reboot my system right now to see 'what happens next'. Can someone remind me, please?

If he doesn't sort this out for himself tonight, I'll be visiting him tomorrow.

Thanks for any help!

A:Solved: K8V Deluxe stops at "bios not installed"

Take the Raid out of the boot order via the bios. If there is no floppy disk or formatted hard drive, it has no where else to go....you have to be trying to boot to something.

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can anyone help with this as I can't find a solution anywhere every time I boot my pc up I get a "new CPU installed" message appear in bios asking me to enter setup or load default values i have done this several times entering different values into the bios and starting it on default values even thou I have been running the pc for a year I tried resetting the car CMOS switch removed and replaced the battery changed the ram sticks around, I've removed the CPU and found one of the pins was bent and straighten it
can't think what it might be

A:"new CPU installed" message keeps appearing bios start up

That is typical when you change a CPU. Have you gone to bios and loaded optimized defaults, save and exit? And in bios does it recognize the correct CPU you have now? are you sure the CPU is properly seated? Other than those things, all I can think of is reflash bios or call technical support who are going to probably tell you to flash bios.

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It's a mole hill of a problem, but it is a bit annoying to have to click on my principal drive ("C") every time I'm doing a "save". I have enclosed an excerpt of a screen shot of my "save as" window to display how the default drive being automatically selected is the "D" drive rather than the "C" drive that I use primarily. To be honest, I don't know whether this can be corrected by a software change, or whether it's the way the two hard drives are connected in my computer.

I'd appreciate it if anyone has a suggestion to offer if there is a way to make my "C" drive the default selection when I attempt to do a save function. Thanks

A:Solved: How do I change default hard drive when doing a "Save as""?

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purchased a p4c800E. Tried to create a RAId 1 array. Setting xp up in new XP Pro installation but, wont go into setup and posts the following message:
"No drives on FastTrak controller, Bios not installed." I was able to go into setup of XP Pro when floppy with Intel IAA raid controller was in floppy but in the end, a similar message: "No drives installed, check connections...
I was told the HDD had to be identical. Please help. Frustrated at this point. I was able to set up with the two drives in SATA 1 and SATA 2 and no array. "....No bios installed" message still appears but, it does open into XP Pro.

A:setting up raid 1 "bios not installed"

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I just bought a new DVD Burner but figured it wasnt TOO tough to install...I am less than skilled at this stuff but the guy at Best Buy basically said it wasnt hard and it could be done no problem...

So i opened a relatively older (about 4-5 years ) tower, unscrewed the cd drive i wanted to take out and then slid the new dvd burner in its place, plugged in the necessary wires and i thought i was in business...

turns out for whatever reason i couldnt see the drive when i went to "my computer" so i thought that maybe i plugged in the wrong wire...i un plugged one, plugged in another that was hanging down and then my computer just shut off...

now i am getting message thats telling me "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer."

am i dealing strictly with a problem where i have the wrong things plugged in? or did i fry my hard drive?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer..." ???

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Hey all, I just created this account after doing some lurking on here.
I have a problem with a desktop of mine, its and Amd Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 3800+

I know that there are other threads on this problem but they only seem to have solutions for computers that have floppy drives and mine does not.

I'm not very tech savvy at all either so any bit of help would be greatly appreciated.


A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

Sounds like a stupid answer,

Have you checked all cables .. I.e SATA and Power are plugged into your HDD? (or IDE and Power)


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i get the message "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer" when i try to install windows xp on a dell dimension 5150c with a 160G WD SATA drive. the bios detects it fine and the diagnostics indicate that it's okay and norton ghost is able to access it. this post:


indicates that i should try setting my sata operation to "combination". i have no such setting in my bios. i have only ahci and ata for this setting. i've tried both with identical results. do i need scsi drivers to install windows? thanks for any help.

A:Get "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

This is one of the most common problems we see here on TechSpot!
What you need to do is press F6 for third-party scsi or raid controller just as the Windows install is starting. You then need to insert your SATA driver disk.
If you do not have one then you will need to go to the Dell website and download the correct one for your PC and put it on to a floppy disk.
This should get all working.

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Help Please

Im in big trouble. I was going to format my hard drive of my PC when i discovered that my system did not recognize it. This is really weird because i was using it a year now and it was working fine. The message i get is this "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".

A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".

You need to have a floppy with the proper driver then press F6 at the beginning of the Windows install process. With the proper drivers, Windows will find your hard drive (probabyl a SATA one) & will allow you to use it as a boot drive.

ps. please use the search function as this topic has been discussed quite a few times.

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I recently aquired this system:

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC
Intel Xeon 2.4GHz
2 x 36Gb HDD

PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller BIOS 1.05 LSI Logic Corp.
HA -0 (Bus 1 Dev 2) PERC 4/SC Standard FW 3.28

startup says:

1 Logical Drives found on the host adapter.
1 Logical Drive(s) handled by BIOS

This computer previously had Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 installed on it, but by the time I received it, someone had replaced the OS with Ubantu.

I came in with all guns blazing, knowing nothing about RAID, SCSI or server systems, and went and DBAN'd the whole system because 1) there was a lot of useless juck from the previous owners on there, and 2) my friend didn't like Ubantu and wanted a simple Windows XP installation.

I think i have got the HDDs online again after the dban but...

How do I get Windows XP installed in this bloody computer, so that it runs (for all intents and purposes) like a powerful desktop, instead of a server?

When i run the Windows Setup it asks for 3rd party drivers for the RAID/SCSI. I have exhausted my googling abilities trying, but I can't find PERC 4/SC RAID controllers with the relevant "txtsetup.oem" file that Windows Setup is demanding.

I downloaded the Dell perc 4/sc driver package from support.dell.com but it doesn't have the txtsetup.oem file and Windows Still asks for it.

Is there a certain array configuration that enables windows to see the drives without the drivers? If so, details please...

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A:Solved: "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer."

If you have the driver files, you should be able to slipstream them to your Windows XP disk.

Download and install nLite (http://www.nliteos.com/download.html). This program allows you to add to your current Windows installation disk such things as Windows updates, Service Packs and hardware drivers (including SATA and SCSI).

The actual usage is pretty self-explanatory. Let us know how it goes.

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Just installed a new k8v se mb into an existing system and it won't boot. Keep getting the error "no bios installed" and something about no drive connected to fast trak. There are two ide hdd installed in the system as well as two cd rom dives. It has win xp home os already on the master hdd. Any help you can offer is most appreciated. Thanks

A:"no bios installed" after new k8v se deluxe mb installed

you cant just swap motherobards and expect windows to boot. when windows installs it creates the HAL ( Hardware Abstraction Layer) which is specific to the machine that windows is being installed on. if the motherboard you are installing is the same as the one you removed then you shouldnt have a problem but if they are different then it wont boot. you will have to either do a clean install (best option) or do a repair install over the existing installation to fix the problem.

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I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?

Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.

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- Specs
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
P4 3.0GHz w/HT
2 mushkin 512MB (1GB total) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200-)
Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS
Western Digital 1200JB IDE-main drive (120gb/8mb cache/7200RPM)
***Western Digital 3200KS SATA-dump drive (320gb/16mb cache/7200RPM)***
430w Antec TruePower psu

*The SATA drive is new, and Windows recognizes it. All data is accessible from both HDDs"

- Symptoms (and boot sequence)

- When first booting up, I get to the POST screen. Everything pauses for about 20 seconds at "Checking NVRAM...". Everything resumes just fine
- After the hard drives are recognized, I see a "Checking for BIOS" screen with period after period appearing (.........., one period after another), then it says "BIOS not installed".
- Then it sits on a blinking cursor for at least 30 seconds. After that, i see the Windows loading screen. Windows boots fine, and everything is OK...But the fact that it says "BIOS not installed" and my boot time is over 3 minutes is quite disturbing...
- I get a BSOD when resuming from Standby, with the error code 0x000000F4. I've found THIS on the Windows support site. But the problem is, the new drive does NOT have windows installed on it.
- I also get a Device Manager (!) error from my 'WinXP Promise FastTrak Controller' under the "SCSI and RAID controller" sub-menu.

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A:"BIOS Not Installed" and other problems...

The BIOS it is referring to is the BIOS EXTENSIONS (probably for a raid controller).
You usually get this when you have a disk controller present that has no recognisable disk attached.

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I have a Xp Home installed in a logical partition. It was booted originally by a Dos primary partition operated as the "C" drive.

What I have done is to move the Xp around in the logical partitions in the same disk or to another disk. It can be assigned to a different drive letter if it is not operating. However if I boot this Xp it will seize the drive "D" back again no matter where it is or how many other partitions between itself and the boot volume.

I finally moved it to a primary partition and nuked all the other partitions it could recognize. The boot loader has been re-configured to run Xp as the sole operating system. It now operates happily as a "D" drive without a "C" in the system.

Just wonder can the Drive letter be changed after installation or is there a lot of work involved. Not particularly bother with it as my prime objective is to see if I could move the M$ Windows between partitions and disks within the same computer. So far everything works except this stuborn drive letter business.

A:Can a Win Xp installed as a "D" drive be operated as a "C" drive?

saikee said:

Just wonder can the Drive letter be changed after installation or is there a lot of work involved.Click to expand...

Lots of work in the registry...

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...


A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors


I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.

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I Just installed my system with Windows XP Pro SP3. But I have a very strange problem.

I have installed hundreds of computers before but have never come accross this, I have 3 SATA drives in RAID and another 1TB drive as a backup souce. Now when I installed I selected the RAID array as the installation destination, and all went fine. But now that I am in windows this is what I see:

As can be seen, my 1TB HD has been set as the C:\ root and the RAID array with windows on as D:\ When installing programs they are directed to D:\

I think this has something to do with the MBR but Ii do not want to go and remove/remake it without been sure first, does anybody know how to sort this mess out please without a reinstall?


A:One hard drive is set as "Boot and the other as "System"...Help

You know i'm not sure. I don't think that you can change the drive letter for the system partition

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I have the same problem I just read about here. Suddenly, when I click on "Start" there is no response. When I click on the "imported favorites" in the tool bar, there is no response. Sometimes, if I first click into my AOL E Mail account,
then I can reach the favorites list, one time. After it's closed, it won't display again unless I re-boot.

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This is not really a problem, more like a nerdy technical question, since I like being informed about the goings-on in my PC. I hope I posted it in the right section, since IMVU would probably fall more under "game" than anything else.

I have always been curious as to why would the developers of the chat client IMVU decide to have the program install within C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\IMVUClient (previous versions did so under "Documents and Settings") instead of "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" on Windows... I am also curious if this unconventional choice could potentially make my PC vulnerable to attacks.

Now, the program works fine AFAIK, but I'm puzzled by this. I'm the kind of user who likes having the choice of installing apps in a drive other than C: (to free space in C:, for portability, etc.), and who gets nervous when apps do not install or behave the way that I'm used to.

I was told by someone more knowledgeable than me that it was probably a lazy way to get around administrative install rights in Windows Vista and Windows 7. He also added that the cache data of the program shouldn't be in Roaming when there is no upper limit or even default size set on it.

And yes, this has been asked on their forums, but no staff member ever answered it (only a forum mod, who didn't have a clue).

Any ideas? Or am I being overly paranoid?


A:IMVU Installed in "AppData\Roaming" instead of "Program Files"

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"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.

A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose

"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.

That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.


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I have Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS and I flashed the Bios using my A1 Suite in Asus to upgrade it and everything went fine but as can sometimes happen I got the message upon reboot that " No Hard Disk Detected ".

Everything is working fine from bootup to shutdown and I know that there is a fix for this...I think in the Bios...but I forgot what it is. Any and all help is very much appreciated. Thanking you all in advance!

My specs are as follows: Mobo is Asus P5Q3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n LGA 775 ATX Mobo, Intel P45 Chipset, Supports Intel Core 2 Quad CPU's, Dual DDR3 2000, Sata 3Gb/s RAID, CrossFire Ready, PCI-E 2.0

A:" No Hard Disk Detected After Flashing Bios "

Tried rolling back to previous bios?

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I have two different display dongles, one is a usb-c to hdmi/vga adapter and one is a usb 3.0 to vga external graphics card. I have tried both of these devices on other computers and they work just fine but when I try with me Dell XPS 15 9560 I get the "USB device not recognized" error, I beleive it is error 43. I plugged the usb-c adapter into a Lenovo Yoga 910 and it work immediately without installing any drivers so I don't think it is a driver issue. I have found forums with people updating all of the usb ports in device manager and disable power saving mode and I've tried them all, nothing works. The only common "fix" that I haven't been able to try is changing the wifi power output from 100% to 75% and I haven't done this because my machine has the Killer wifi card which doesn't have this option in device manager. Help please.

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I have a Gateway SX2370-UR13 with windows 8.0 installed, it has been nothing but problem after problem, from the first day I got it. I tried the "free" upgrade to windows 8.1 & that made things worse. I had to roll back to 8.0. Things have
gotten so bad that now the System restore, Refresh, & Reset options fail to function,(along with the Task manager, Control Panel, Advanced startup options & nearly everything else), giving me a message about needing to unlock the drive. This happens
with the USB recovery media , the repair disk(CD?DVD) , & the Automatic repair.

 How do I fix this ?

I'm ready to go back to the beginning factory settings but cannot find a workable fix.  How do I even format the entire drive? So I can try the recovery media again for a "clean install?"

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Hi, I'm trying to fully encrypt with Truecrypt the main OS drive but it halts with the following message:
"Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots"
So this is my setup:
- I have two physical drives, an SSD drive where Windows 7x64 is installed listed as "C" drive (Disk 0), and a 2nd internal HDD, listed as "E" drive (Disk 1).
- When I go to Disk Management in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management I find what seems to be the culprit preventing Truecrypt from continuing encryption. The C drive is listed as "Boot" drive but not "System" drive, instead drive E is listed as "System" as seen in the screenshot:

I also noticed that "bootmgr" is located in the E drive and not in the C drive.
So how can I make the boot drive C also be the System drive?

A:"Windows not installed on the drive from which it boots"

Well, I solved the issue by disconnecting the 2nd drive, doing a startup repair, and then reconnecting the E drive back. The bootmgr file still shows in the E drive's root directory, Can I safely delete it? Thanks.

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I have Windows XP Pro., sp3.

When you install a new program, what determines where it is listed: All Users>Start Menu>Programs or "user name">Start Menu>Programs?


A:What determines if a program is installed under "All Users" or "user name"?

Usually some of the programs give you an option to install it under your user name or for all users during the setup process. So say if I was installing (CVTae) a resume programming on a Windows XP computer it will after the installation process ask me if I want to install it as all users (so it will show up on the all users start menu so everyone can see it) or just for me. That's where you can decide for yourself where you want to install it.

'So usually it's the user's choice of where it's listed in most cases, but certainly not in all cases.

Hope that helps mate.

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Entering the bios limits me to certain options. Is there anyway to access the other options? sorry, newbie here.

A:No "usb legacy support" "qfan" options on my asus laptop bios.

If your BIOS doesn't include such options, then they simply are not there.

I don't know about hacking BIOS's, and I wouldn't suggest it at all. You could brick your motherboard.

However, you should check with your manufacturer's website and see if there is an update available for the BIOS that may increase available options.

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