|09 Jun 2012||#1|
Win7 computer in IDE mode and cannot access USB plug and play devices
I recently noticed that I could not access any of my plub and play USB devices on my Windows 7 computer. I just also noticed that when I reboot, I know get a DOS message momentarily that says I am in IDE mode and my plug and play devices cannot be supported. It also provides me with the option to go to SATA by pressing "Y" while in DOS mode. There is a timer which times out and the it loads Win7.
I am not really sure what is going on.
1) Given that I used to be able to access my plug an play devices (exernal hard drives) have I somehow changed my BIOS settings?
2) Should I be clicking on "Y" while in DOS? Note I tried this and nothing happened.
3) Should I go directly into my BIOS and make the change. If so how?
|My System Specs|
|24 Jun 2012||#7|
If pressing Y did nothing, I'd try going directly into BIOS to make the change (if Dell BIOS actually allows that). When booting the Delete key will enter BIOS setup. If you cannot find the option in BIOS, we would still need your complete system specs to see if we can find the manual.
See this similar post about how to set to AHCI mode
[Help] SATA found running at IDE MODE
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