Anyways, my desktop has been working well until recently when my desktop is unable to boot and it shows the blinking cursor (underscore-like thing). When I switched on my desktop, the startup screen detects 3 hard drives (as I have 3 hard drives in it) but when I press the Delete key to enter the setup, it only detects 1 hard disk. I guess this is the reason why my desktop is unable to boot as it detects the hard disk that is empty. What should I do?
Asus P8P67 DDR3
Intel i7-2600 3.4 Ghz
Sapphire HD 6970 2GB DDR5 PCIE
8 GB RAM
3x1 TB Hard Disk Drive SATA 2
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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Thanks in advance, and sorry for any inconvenience caused!
EDIT: I think I got some insight of the problem. When I enter the Asus BIOS utility setup using the Delete key, the bottom of the screen shows the boot priority order. There's only 2 drives in that order: my empty HDD and a DVD drive. However, when I press F8 to enter the boot menu, I can access all my 3 HDDs and my DVD drive. What is going on here?
[Edited by raigekibreak, 4/4/2011 6:49:42 AM]
Goto the boot option of the BIOS and set the hard drive that has your OS on it to go first. Then it should be fine.
Also is your time still set correctly, if its failing and is not the correct date and time then the motherboard battery may be dead, so you just need a new one
Try updating your BIOS and see if this corrects the problem.
Cause I think it may be a case of a dead battery and it resets the BIOS per restart, thusly rediscovers the HDD's again and puts them in order of connection IDE > Sata Slot 1,2,3,4 etc