Solved Drive 2 and 3 serial ATA SATA 2&3

January 5, 2013 at 15:31:06
Specs: Windows 7
Hi i recently had Staples replace my mother board on my Dell desk top XPS 410, after they replaced the board they called me up and told me the operating system needs to be reinstalled, so to save some money i opted to reinstall it my self since i do know how to do it. the original operating system was windows Vista i reformatted the hard drive about 6 months ago to windows 7,I recently had a problem with the bios not loading (no Post) so i took it to staples and they replaced the mother board. so like i said i opted to reinstall the operating system my self and i did the windows 7 but before i reinstalled i got this error Drive 2 not found :ATA SATA -2 & also drive 3 the same not found.. i hit f1 and went ahead and reinstall windows the computer is working (as i am using the same computer to ask this question)anyways every time i restart the computer i get the same message and i need to hit the f1 key to load the operating system.

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January 5, 2013 at 19:04:26
Please list motherboard make and model.
Please list how many hard drives, type and brand.
If you have 3 hard drives and all are SATA drives, you may need to simply reset your bootable drives in your BIOS as well as resetting the boot order (not the same). You need to designate only your primary hard drive as bootable in your BIOS and then make sure that your boot order is CD/DVD drive 1st and your Hard Drive (primary) second (if you still use a floppy drive then Floppy/DVD/Hard Drive). Use the SATA connector number, hard drive brand/model numbers, or capacity (disk sizes) to tell the differences between the drives when setting the bootable drive. You should only list more than one hard drive as bootable if you have a multi boot system with a different operating system on each drive.
Your motherboard model and other details you may supply may change or add to the above.

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January 6, 2013 at 20:17:14
I have only one hard deive and i do need to reset the bootable hadr drive in the Bios
but what i don't know is exactly how to do this if u can explain the steps to me i would appreciate it very much My computer is a DELL Demention XPS 410

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January 6, 2013 at 20:36:04
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I fixed it ty i figered out how to changed the setting in the Bios it's set to factry default which is on i needed to set it to off


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