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Windows 7: Strange BIOS message

13 May 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Strange BIOS message

Since a few days I get this message right after the BIOS splash screen and before the loading of Windows: "Remove disks or other media - Press any key to restart". If I then remove my USB stick or USB attached external disk and hit the space bar, the loading of Windows starts normally.
I have not touched the BIOS in any way or fashion and I am wondering what the possible cause of this behavior could be and how to fix it. I would hate to flash the BIOS (Dell) especially as I have the latest version. This system is less than 1 year old.


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13 May 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd start with double checking the boot order in the bios and make sure it is set to the hard drive as the first boot device, sounds like it is set to boot from USB first.
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13 May 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks stormy. That was it. Why did I not think of that - LOL. I still wonder why the boot sequence was changed without any intervention. All I did was to reinstall Vista on this system (from the recovery partition). It worked fine the first few days but then all of a sudden the boot sequence was changed - strange.
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13 May 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Same thing has happened to me before with my USB stick.
Removing it resolved the issue, but I did notice my board changed the boot order to USB first for some strange reason ..
No clue why
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13 May 2010   #5
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I'd start with double checking the boot order in the bios and make sure it is set to the hard drive as the first boot device, sounds like it is set to boot from USB first.
same as here. check that first
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13 May 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I still wonder why the boot sequence was changed without any intervention.
Well it is a computer, and at times they do seem to have a mind of their own.
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13 May 2010   #7
kucing13

 

[QUOTE=stormy13;732918]
Quote:
Well it is a computer, and at times they do seem to have a mind of their own.
scary but i couldn't agree more. it is true

now that's AI
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13 May 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Well it is a computer, and at times they do seem to have a mind of their own.
Well, after spending 50 years of my life with computers. I always thought these boxes were logical. But maybe there is a new woodoo spell going around - in Germany?
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