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14-03-2011, 02:51 AM
I just built a new computer and when it boots it boots to a dos screen saying "no device found" Press F1 to continue. So I press F1 and it boots into Windows. When I get an update that requires a re-boot and I sit at my computer in the morning I have to press F1 so I'm wondering how to fix this?

14-03-2011, 07:43 AM
It's not finding the hard drive everytime. Check the BIOS, is the drive first boot device. Is it sata and connected to sata 1 on the board?

14-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Some boards do this if your boot hard drive isn't on the first IDE or SATA port, stupid really.

You might want to look into a BIOS update, it may also be a bug.

OR your hard drive isn't in the boot order anywhere. Make sure you check your boot order and that your HDD is actually in the list somewhere. If it's not, that may be why you have to do it manually.

Speedy Gonzales
14-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Have you installed SATA devices only? I found once I removed the IDE DVD in this the other week (I put a SATA DVD burner in).

It kept saying no hdd found. I didnt know what it was talking about. Since it would still boot into windows. Then it clicked. I had to disable the IDE controller in the BIOS (since there's nothing on it now). Haven't seen the message since