I tried so many things including xp that booted from a CD rom disc but nothing worked as the hardware itself was faulty. I have even gone so far as removing the cmos battery and resetting the bios but the screen says its scanning for IDE drives and at the bottom says press F2 to enter setup. Google nLite im sure you will find it, there is also a guide on there site to help you on how to use the software. I’m not running two drives but it seemed I had to tell it to do RAID in the bios in order to get anywhere After I got the screen with 5 options. Also, make sure that you have set the jumpers as specified for two drives.

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I haven’t been able to try using an external flobby disk, but I tried install vista and win7 using a DVD and USB with the drivers with no luck.

I tried so many things including xp that booted from a CD rom disc but nothing worked as the hardware itself was faulty. Options Quote message in reply? Oct 21, at 6: Hi Nemesis yeah you can copy the sata drivers from the cd as long as there the right ones just copy them from the cd to a folder on your desktop then add them to the selected drivers list. They were able to repair the Motherboard instead of daid and they also provided a Battery for the machine which it had previously not had.

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I too inherited a Dt from a friend who had nothing but problems with it. So anyone know a work around other then buying a usb floppy drive or making a slipstream cd. Originally Posted by ludnix. Found this thread and got excited.

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I thought this was good advice because I had just wiped the drive with killdisk and there was no date to be lost After changing one thing in option 1, I can no longer access my bios. Will try again later today only this time ill copy the files to my hdd and add them, that way. I had the same issues when I bought a new drive for the system.

Luckily the first time he had the issue the machine was still in warrentee so it got returned at his cost and they replaced the motherboard. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. Your name or email address: I made numerous enquiries to companies and eventually found one called goldenstarUK which is Clevos repair agent. I am getting desparate and am thinking of parting it out on e-bay.

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Alienware Area-51 M7700 D900T laptop BIOS wont detect Hard drive

Quote message in reply? This is the same laptop as one of my Alienwares.

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ShotOfB12 Dec 25, at 6: I am having the exact same problem with my m Alienware 17r4 ShotOfB12Dec 25, at 6: Any other suggestions or questions as to my system or attempts?

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