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Harddrive not being read

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Last response: in Storage
April 5, 2010 9:52:32 PM

ok guys, please help urgent!

My friend has a SATA 250gb harddrive.. it ran fine in my pc. so i set it up in his ( this is his only one ) it is running windows 7 ( with nothing on ) . it reads the hardrive in bios, BUT it will not let us change the boot priority, and when I start up it says, BOOTMRG cannot be found ( something like that ) then press Ctrl=alt=dlt to restart . please help! i have put the HD in all different 5 sata ports but that is not helping . plz help!

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April 5, 2010 10:47:56 PM

someone please help!
April 6, 2010 12:11:22 AM

update the bios, it could have compatibility issues. or there might be a setting in the bios your missing. did you say that your 250 HDD that ran in your rig is the ONLY harddrive in his comp, or is it a second one. if so, there might be a second setting in your bios to set what hdd is recognized first in the list. then that will be the one that shows up in your boot priority.
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April 6, 2010 6:56:31 AM

ok thanks! firstly how do I update the bios with out getting to windows ?? and secodnly, the harddrive was working in my PC has a secondary. So that could be the problembut how do we change it. thanks
April 6, 2010 9:28:58 AM

the motherboard is a intel media series :)  one, oh and my harddrive did not work in his pc either. what happened was, it started loading my windows 7 then just shut down.
April 6, 2010 10:25:07 AM

please guys! someone must know, i need to get this fixed...
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April 6, 2010 8:04:18 PM

Try booting with the Win 7 DVD and select the REPAIR option, that should fix the bootmgr not found error.

No need to update the BIOS!!