Solved Why my seagate hard disk detected as NRVAM

November 13, 2012 at 19:40:09
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB

Hi guys, I have internal hard disk Seagate after the logo bios it said my hard disk detect as NVRAM. So I need to press F1 to continue to my operating system. But when I run without that hard disk my computer run just fine. How to solve it?

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November 14, 2012 at 19:25:49

That's good. Then your OS drive is OK. You may be able to use the secondary drive for awhile before it completely dies but I wouldn't put anything important on it. Sometimes you can turn off the SMART notification in cmos/bios setup to keep the message from displaying. That way it'll boot directly into windows and not give the 'press F1 to resume'.

But only do that temporarily until you get another drive.



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November 13, 2012 at 20:10:55

Here is a reasonable explanation, and win 7 has a built in memory(ram) tester, just start typing memory diagnostic in the search box.

http://www.ehow.com/info_12224437_c...


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#2
November 13, 2012 at 20:31:03

I still confuse because I can run just fine without that hard disk? I think the problem is the hard disk but I don't how to solve it.

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#3
November 13, 2012 at 23:23:24

That doesn't make any sense. You must be misreading or misunderstanding the message. What's the EXACT wording of the message?

And what do you mean by 'run without that hard disk'? Windows is on the hard drive so without it windows doesn't boot.


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#4
November 14, 2012 at 02:33:35

@Daveincaps: I use another hard disk. Because the bad hard disk is my secondary hard disk not the primary.

This is the exact word from BIOS:

Ultra DMA Mode-5 SMART Capable and Status Bad.
Auto detecting USB Mass Storage Devices
USB mass storage devices found and configured.

Press F1 to Resume
Checking NVram

After press F1 then I can use my operating system.


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#5
November 14, 2012 at 03:35:19

Congrats....thanks for the extra info.......hard drive is toast. You can run a diagnostic, but if it is bad enough to trip a smart alert, you need to replace it.

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#6
November 14, 2012 at 04:17:30

@HopperRox: I have formatted already and delete all partition and I scan using "chkdsk" but no bad sector. Is there any solution to fix that hard disk?

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#7
November 14, 2012 at 04:57:47

Since you can boot, download Seatools for Windows, and do an extensive diagnostic on the hard drive. It has tripped smart, it does not always mean bad sectors the drive may be physically failing, such as the controller board on it. NV RAM simply means non volatile ram which is used in a variety of types of chips, it is not deleted when the power is turned off, like a hard drive. Run the diagnostic and see what it says. You may be able to partition and format etc, but is it still reliable is the question. Things are usually pretty bad before smart actually alerts you. Do the short and long test.

http://www.seagate.com/support/down...



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#8
November 14, 2012 at 11:14:47

If the secondary drive is the bad one and your primary OS drive is OK then at most you need to replace the secondary. Try disconnectng the secondary and see if the SMART message goes away. (Make sure you disconnect the power cord before opening the case.)

The posting process is giving you the drive info which includes a USB drive--external hard drive, optical drive or maybe a thumb drive--whatever you have connected there. The 'press F1 to resume' is because the bios paused the boot process to make sure you saw the SMART message.

The 'checking NVRAM' message has nothing to do with your hard drives.


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#9
November 14, 2012 at 18:53:12

@Daveincaps: Yes I can boot just fine when I disconnect my secondary hard disk. You are right about the hard disk.

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November 14, 2012 at 19:25:49
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That's good. Then your OS drive is OK. You may be able to use the secondary drive for awhile before it completely dies but I wouldn't put anything important on it. Sometimes you can turn off the SMART notification in cmos/bios setup to keep the message from displaying. That way it'll boot directly into windows and not give the 'press F1 to resume'.

But only do that temporarily until you get another drive.


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