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Windows 7: Hard drive cannot detect without pressing a key in boot up process

01 Aug 2010   #1
mjsithu

 
 
Hard drive cannot detect without pressing a key in boot up process

Hi all,

I installed Windows 7 32 bit ultimate edition to my acer notebook today. After taking my laptop to my office it didnt boot up. Taking so long to detect a hard drive. But when i press any key, it detect hardisk and boot up properly.. pls help me my problem.


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01 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Sounds like a BIOS issue. If you can load up the BIOS and check to make sure that your HDD is recognized and set to first boot.

~Lordbob
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01 Aug 2010   #3
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Try removing the screws and slide the drive out, then firmly slide it back in place to be certain it's properly seated... (Power Off)
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01 Aug 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

can you take snapshot on your BIOS ?? and please fill your system specs.
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01 Aug 2010   #5
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Do you have any USB devices connected to the laptop? Are there any devices in device manager that have a yellow exclamation mark? Have you checked the boot order in the BIOS?
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01 Aug 2010   #6
mjsithu

 
 

Tks for the replies. I hav checked the boot order in Bios and no USB device and yellow exclamation mark in Device manager too. My note book is Acer 4730Z. I ve tried according to the above suggestions. The problem is stilled unsolved. Pls help me once more.
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01 Aug 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Sounds like a BIOS issue. If you can load up the BIOS and check to make sure that your HDD is recognized and set to first boot.

~Lordbob

Also if your laptop has NO floppy drive, make sure that is marked as disabled in the Bios boot order.
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