Start-Up Error Message (Hard-drive) Tags: New Build Computer Hard Drives Error Message Systems Last response: September 28, 2010 11:28 PM in Systems Share nexuslotus September 28, 2010 10:19:30 PM I just built my rig using the parts listed in my signature. I have no problem using the computer other than having a symptom described below. When I start up the computer, start up screen displays "No detection of hard-drives!" message. After 1-2 seconds while I do not press any key, computer detects hard-drive and Windows 7 starts up without any problem. I checked BIOS, and my hard-drive is correctly detected in first SATA slot, I believe it's SATA #0. FYI, my boot up sequence is #1 Removable Storage #2 Optical CD-ROM #3 Hard-drive Please somebody help me to find out why system is displaying such message at start up and advise me to correct this. HELP!!! More about : start error message hard drive dndhatcher September 28, 2010 10:50:29 PM Check ACHI in the bios. You want it on. Have you forced the RAM voltage/timings in bios? Might help if the voltage is defaulting too low. Double check the cables for tightness. Check the motherboard manual for any info about where to plug the boot HDD in. It might want the optical in the first slot. Are you sure you are not plugging a SATA II drive into a SATA III port? m 0 l nexuslotus September 28, 2010 11:28:14 PM dndhatcher said:Check ACHI in the bios. You want it on. Have you forced the RAM voltage/timings in bios? Might help if the voltage is defaulting too low. Double check the cables for tightness. Check the motherboard manual for any info about where to plug the boot HDD in. It might want the optical in the first slot. Are you sure you are not plugging a SATA II drive into a SATA III port? 1) What is ACHI? 2) Yes, I have forced the RAM speed in BIOS. My memory is DDR3 12800 that runs at 1600MHz data rate but MOBO defaulted it to 1333MHz. So I have overriden its speed to 1600. 3) Tightness of cables is good, and they are correctly plugged into correct ports. 4) I will check on MOBO manual later. 5) Yes, I am sure that I am not plugging a SATA II drive into a SATA III port. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvednew harddrive installed but error message displayed Forum SolvedCant get rid of startup dll message error - Tried Everything!!! Need quick help please. Forum windows laptop harddrive error message Forum Counter Strike source crash on start-up with no error message? Forum SolvedStartup Error Message Forum Startup error message Forum startup error message Forum SolvedBlue Screen error message on startup when OC'ing Forum How to Block Intel Rapid Start Error Message on Start-up Forum HP Pavilion dv7 Startup Error Message > "Product Information not Valid" - Bizarre! Forum Remove error message on startup Forum Window 7 restart suddenly & shows blue error message & in startup it say Forum Adobe Air, error message on start-up Forum Explorer.exe error message on startup Forum Error message during BIOS startup... Forum Serious error message at startup Forum error message at startup and at msconfig Forum error message at startup and at msconfig Forum Remind_XP error message in startup Forum RUNDLL error message at StartUp Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !