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

29 May 2012   #21
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Well, that should have fixed it. Does it still ask to press a key to continue?


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29 May 2012   #22
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I have never had that problem. Might have been because of the mix of ATA drive and IDE drive. I'm just not sure.
Sorry you had problems.


Is it working right now?
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29 May 2012   #23
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Nope,natha,niente.Still got it,the mix could be the cause indeed.
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29 May 2012   #24
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I have never had a need to work with ATA hardrives other than a replacement.
Mixing ATA with the IDE is something I am unfamiliar.

The problem is probably something simple but I am at a loss.
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29 May 2012   #25
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Having to run system repair to replace the BOOT MGR didn't strike me as odd, but that not fixing the problem does. Disconnect the second drive and try setting the System Reserved partition as active and run startup repair if needed. See if that solves the issue, then try reattaching the second harddisk. If not, hopefully Greg will know what to do, or I can ask others for more help.
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29 May 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

The 100mb System Reserved partition should remain Active. Mark Partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts with System Active flags on 100mb as it was before.

I would also move the paging file off of the WD data drive as shown in the tutorial I linked before. If that fails then I'd want to wipe the WD to see if code in the boot sector is interfering.

Make sure Win7 HD remains set HD to boot first in BIOS setup.
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29 May 2012   #27
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

According to the manual for your motherboard you have 4 SATA ports and 1 IDE.> http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P965-N...l#/?div=Manual

The two harddrives should be plugged into 2 of the SATA ports.

These are pictures (Snips) of your motherboard manual.
You do not want to plug one of the harddrives into the JMicron port.

Just use the 4 ICH8 ports as circled in yellow. They marked #1 in the manual already.

That is the next thing I would check that the JMicron port does not have a hard drive plugged into it.


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29 May 2012   #28
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

It appears from the screen shot you posted that the JMicron port does have one of the hard drives plugged into it.
That is why you are being prompted.

Bios is asking "are you sure you want to boot that device?"

Plug both hard drives into the ICH 8 ports and the prompt will be gone.
Wish I would have caught that earlier.
I had a feeling it was something simple.

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29 May 2012   #29
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
It appears from the screen shot you posted that the JMicron port does have one of the hard drives plugged into it.
That is why you are being prompted.

Bios is asking "are you sure you want to boot that device?"
That's how it seems to me too, except the OP is not really getting a choice.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Plug both hard drives into the ICH 8 ports and the prompt will be gone.
Wish I would have caught that earlier.
I had a feeling it was something simple.

I'm wondering if the OP is using the PCI-e card as a way to attach the IDE drive rather than using the port available on the motherboard itself. Or is that not a true physical PCI-e card referenced in that screenshot?
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30 May 2012   #30
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
According to the manual for your motherboard you have 4 SATA ports and 1 IDE.> MSI Global ? Mainboard - P965 Neo

The two harddrives should be plugged into 2 of the SATA ports.

These are pictures (Snips) of your motherboard manual.
You do not want to plug one of the harddrives into the JMicron port.

Just use the 4 ICH8 ports as circled in yellow. They marked #1 in the manual already.

That is the next thing I would check that the JMicron port does not have a hard drive plugged into it.
JMicron does not have a drive connected,HD1 ATA Hitachi is connected to slot SATA 4 ICH8,HD2 WDC IDE is connected to IDE slot,just reassuring.
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