Solved Need to use F1 key to start computer

October 29, 2015 at 10:39:08
Specs: Windows XP
Error message on startup:

Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-2
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility


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#1
October 29, 2015 at 11:27:35
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If you don't have a second HDD in your computer, go into the BIOS and disable that Sata port.

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#2
October 29, 2015 at 11:50:22
Thanks, I'll try that.

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#3
October 29, 2015 at 14:24:42
"Drive 1 not found"

Unless you messed with the BIOS settings or the cables inside the case, your HDD might have died. Can you boot into Windows by pressing F1? If you can, what is "drive-1"?

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#4
October 29, 2015 at 22:15:04
Yes, I can boot into Windows by pressing F1. Drive-1 is SATA-2

I haven't done anything to the BIOS or anything inside the case.

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#5
October 30, 2015 at 19:31:06
"Drive-1 is SATA-2"

Any SATA drive connected to your computer is SATA-2. "2" is the generation or revision of SATA. So let me ask again...what is Drive-1? Could it be your CD/DVD drive?

"SATA I (revision 1.x) interface, formally known as SATA 1.5Gb/s, is the first generation SATA interface running at 1.5 Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 150MB/s.

SATA II (revision 2.x) interface, formally known as SATA 3Gb/s, is a second generation SATA interface running at 3.0 Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 300MB/s.

SATA III (revision 3.x) interface, formally known as SATA 6Gb/s, is a third generation SATA interface running at 6.0Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 600MB/s. This interface is backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s interface."

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...


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#6
October 30, 2015 at 20:28:08
Yeah, your bios has been told a drive is there when it's really not. Did you make any changes in hardware or in bios setup? Also settings there can be lost if the cmos battery is low and that can bring up the F1/F2 option on the logo or posting screen.

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#7
October 31, 2015 at 10:28:50
Problem solved. Disabled the non-existent floppy drive.

All good.

Thanks, all.


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