I have a Dell Dimension 8400. The hard drive was going bad so I bought and installed a new one. Installed XP again and now when I start up the computer after the Windows screen it says
Phoenix Rom BIOS Plus Version 1.10.AO9 Drive 1 not found Serial ATA SATA-1 Drive 2 not found Serial ATA SATA-2 Drive 3 not found Serial ATA SATA-3
Strike F1 key to continue F2 to run system setup.
I checked the boot order and it seems ok. When I press F1 windows loads and everything works fine. Just this step is bugging the heck out me. It didn't do it until I replaced the hard drive. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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how did you install XP if the BIOS cant find a hard drive?
Is the older hdd installed in one of these serial-ata ports ? From here I imagine you have plugged your hdd in other hdd controller, different from where the bad one was installed, because when you hit F1 windows loads fine.
If you plugged in the same controller, I recommend you check the hdd jumpers - if exisits - because it may be configured as slave hdd - and not primary - so the BIOSD is not finding your new hdd during the start up.