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Windows 7: removing "press any key to continue"?

05 Jun 2012   #91
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@proud: Could you export your System Information (msinfo32.exe) to a text file and post it here? You can strip out the WER info at the end of the report. When you post it, please wrap it in a code box so it doesn't overflow the thread
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System Information
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Thanks

If SATA ports are set to emulate an IDE device, BIOS might report the SATA drive as Master on a non-physical IDE port
Your IDE drive should report as IDE0 Master, your optical should report IDE0 Slave, your SATA might report as IDE1 Master
Check that your IDE port is enabled and recheck your jumpers - "Master and Slave" or CS
Check your Boot order - 1) Optical 2) Sata - nothing else




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05 Jun 2012   #92
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE: allows you to enable or disable the secondary controller. You might disable the controller if you were to add a higher performance or specialized controller.

Enabled: Secondary HDD controller is used.
Disabled: Secondary HDD controller is NOT not used.

Enabled is the default.
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06 Jun 2012   #93
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you load the default BIOS settings then everything that is required is typically set correctly and there is no need to change anything to do the basics.

I would double check the jumpers and IDE cable like Slartybart suggested and also check the cable has not come loose from the board. If you have spare power connectors for the drives I would also suggest trying them in case the current ones you are using have been damaged and check they are also connected properly.
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06 Jun 2012   #94
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@Duzzy: I agree, the default BIOS settings should do the trick. I think PTBG tried that without success - I was simply offering an alternative to test. There seems to be a mismatch somewhere (no kidding!) and eliminating possibilities, one by one, is the best way I know of troubleshooting.

I'm wondering if the system thinks it needs drivers and is waiting for the media to be inserted. I'm fairly sure that Windows 7 doesn't need drivers unless RAID is configured. I'm looking at ways to either "complete" the wait for media or fool Windows. You can emulate IDE for SATA drives - that would fool Windows, but it also adds overhead and downgrades the SATA performance.

This is where I'm heading, any thoughts?

@proudtobegreek (PTBG): I strongly recommend that you bring your machine up-to-date if you haven't already done that. I suggest this because it looks to me, from your screen shots, that your running your system on a back-level BIOS.

Live Update at MSI should make it easy. It's a download zip file.
You could also just go to the support/download/BIOSpage and manage the updates yourself.
Live Update 5 is a powerful update tool with user-friendly interface, provides an automatic scan and download for your MSI products. Using this service to keep your system in the most updated environment.

Live Update 5 supports the following MSI product lines and items:
Mainboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS
Thanks for being so patient, this is a sticky wicket!

@proudtobegreek (PTBG): Don't try the workaround outlined below just yet, there might be a better solution. This is only a PROPOSED workaround to try at a later time. I, or someone else, need to determine if it is simply a case of waiting for the media. If that is the case, preventing the request for media is the real solution. More research is needed.
BIOS might have different names/locations/options for the settings, so you might have to look around.

BIOS => Integrated Peripherals => SATA ports => Enabled
What mode are the SATA ports?
  • IDE/PATA Emulation
  • SATA (native)
  • AHCI
  • RAID
Note: SATA, AHCI and RAID modes might be listed as one option with sub options. Or your BIOS might only have IDE / RAID / DISABLE

Workaround: Set the mode to IDE/PATA Emulation
Windows no longer thinks it needs a driver.

Boot Priority: optical drive, System/Boot drive (your SATA)
no other boot devices should be listed at this time.
Save & Exit BIOS
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06 Jun 2012   #95
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@ptbg: You might also look at utility offerings at WD - download the ones you need and see what they can tell you. I'm going to leave it up to you to find utilities for your other devices including your system. I'm sure that other mfrs offer these things. The trick is to diagnose, ask questions, and apply recommendations one at a time, if it solves your problem, great, if not back off what was recommended. As you know, this is tedious work, you have to be meticulous in recording how it was before changes are made.

I'm not so good at remembering the changes that work, even if I put it in a file, or write it down. Short term, I'm fine - write it down, change it, test it, reset if it didn't work.........
it's the next time I need to apply it that causes me great consternation.
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06 Jun 2012   #96
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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06 Jun 2012   #97
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Is floppy enabled, but no floppy connected ? This could be a 'halt on error' although usually have to press an F key to continue past that.
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06 Jun 2012   #98
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Bought myself a new 40 pin(no 80 was available)IDE cable,connected OD at the end(CS),BIOS saw it,came up in windows,fully functional.Connected WDC at the end of IDE(CS),BIOS saw it,came up in windows,fully functional.Tried both,none of jumper settings could see WDC,only optical.
Floppy not connected but halt on any error is disabled
default settings did not solve any problem,before or after new cable
no loose ends,tried four different power supplies,natha
only have IDE / RAID / DISABLE under section Integrated Peripherals
Enabled: Secondary HDD controller is used.
Trying to be helpful by answering questions that i understand,this aint no high-end power super duper user replying,dont want to offend anybody by that.
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06 Jun 2012   #99
gregrocker

 

It's clear you wish to pursue this and it would be good to find out for the record if this is the default behavior for the mobo. So I would contact via email their Tech Support to ask the question as directly as possible if there is a way to avoid that boot screen.

Please let us know what they say.
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06 Jun 2012   #100
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
@proud: Could you export your System Information (msinfo32.exe) to a text file and post it here? You can strip out the WER info at the end of the report. When you post it, please wrap it in a code box so it doesn't overflow the thread
[code]
System Information
[/code]

Thanks

If SATA ports are set to emulate an IDE device, BIOS might report the SATA drive as Master on a non-physical IDE port
Your IDE drive should report as IDE0 Master, your optical should report IDE0 Slave, your SATA might report as IDE1 Master
Check that your IDE port is enabled and recheck your jumpers - "Master and Slave" or CS
Check your Boot order - 1) Optical 2) Sata - nothing else
please tell how to 'wrap it up in acode",i exported a 395kb file.
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