I got me a new used computer from a neighbor in trade, I formatted and put win xp home on it. After getting all my basic setup done, I went in to bios and set all my security like I always do with any of my CPU's. After doing the normal Start up and Bios security, then into Win XP and set user, I went back in to set hard drive lock. Nothing un-common for me. after I rebooted that time, Neither my hard drive nor my CD Rom drive is being detected in the bios and it doesn't even ask for hard drive password. I have reset cmos and everything to no avail. Pleas help...
SillyBilly

Re: After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive 80 80

here is a picture of the bios,,,, check out the characters of the last line, "hdd firmware"!

I got me a new used computer from a neighbor in trade, I formatted and put win xp home on it. After getting all my basic setup done, I went in to bios and set all my security like I always do with any of my CPU's. After doing the normal Start up and Bios security, then into Win XP and set user, I went back in to set hard drive lock. Nothing un-common for me. after I rebooted that time, Neither my hard drive nor my CD Rom drive is being detected in the bios and it doesn't even ask for hard drive password. I have reset cmos and everything to no avail. Pleas help...
SillyBilly

Re: After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive 80 80

here is a picture of the bios,,,, check out the characters of the last line, "hdd firmware"!

this picture of the bios shows diskette a and b disabled??? what the heck?

Re: After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive 80 80

this picture of the bios shows diskette a and b disabled??? what the heck?

if you have a floppy drive in the tower enable diskette A

Re: After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive 80 80

I got me a new used computer from a neighbor in trade, I formatted and put win xp home on it. After getting all my basic setup done, I went in to bios and set all my security like I always do with any of my CPU's. After doing the normal Start up and Bios security, then into Win XP and set user, I went back in to set hard drive lock. Nothing un-common for me. after I rebooted that time, Neither my hard drive nor my CD Rom drive is being detected in the bios and it doesn't even ask for hard drive password. I have reset cmos and everything to no avail. Pleas help...
SillyBilly

try another hard drive .old ones are a dime a dozen ,nowadays

Re: After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive 80 80

Do This
1. Unplug the power and Remove BIOS battery. Remove RAM and HDD and keep it for 24 hrs. Re-assemble and mostly it will be fixed. if not

2.Update BIOS. After Updating BIOS do step number 1 as above.

Re: After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive 80 80

maybe your sata port or power plugs are having prob . please reconnect your HDD and DVD drive.

and even then if u r facing same prob then please go to the BIOS and pres the F9 button for changing Ur BIOS into Default mood.
thanx

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