Have been given the above machine with XP to look at. The CMOS batt had gone flat, and the PC wouldn't boot. Reset CMOS and put new batt in and settup the Date/Time in the BIOS - the F10 to save and exit. Error message 'unmountable boot volume'. Tried Recovery Consol with Chkdsk and Fixboot. Error 'drive inaccesible' or similar.
I'm guessing there's a setting in the BIOS that can't see the SATA HDD, but can't find it. Any thoughts, please?
Would help to know the mobo but you should be looking for IDE or AHCI setting in the BIOS as you have reset the BIOS this setting will have changed and XP does not natively sup[port SATA without installing the drivers.
Sorry - the board is an Award GRS400M. Only one HDD fitted - a SATA.
Can't find any AHCI settings. First boot device is just 'HDD' (however, in Advanced Bios Features, Hard Disk Boot Priority says 'Press Enter'. When I do, 1. is SATA0 and 2 is Bootable Add-in Cards. Doesn't seem to be a way to choose the former). Any further help now you have the mobo number would be much appreciated!