Any help would be greatly appreciated! I had the same issues when I bought a new drive for the system. Raja Dec 24, at 2: 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. Similar Threads – Alienware DT.

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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.

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock. Also, make sure that you have set the jumpers as specified for two drives. They were able to repair the Motherboard instead of replacing and they also provided alienwarf Battery for the machine which it had previously not had.

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Oct 18, Posts: Originally Posted by Smoblikat. Any other suggestions or questions as to my system or attempts? This site uses cookies.

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. The graphic card is located front left of the hard drive next to the caution hot surfaces.


I often have to remove the graphic card cover and apply pressure to the heat sink to get the ruddy thing to work.

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

I find it odd that it’s a driver issue when not even ubuntu or any other linux software can even find a harddrive. Jan 1, Posts: Originally Posted by ludnix. Thxs for the reply. 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’ll ask JDAlicea to pop on here and explain how he fixed it tomorrow when I see him at school. I was wondering if you could post the exact procedure and steps that remedied the problem.

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This should help you to clear it out and enter into setup again. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links.

I tried so many things including xp that booted from a CD rom disc but nothing worked as the hardware itself was faulty.


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Alienware 18 Lag RajaDec 23, at 2: Hi all, joined specifically to post on this thread. Alienware 17 R57 beeps of deaths but works?? Options Quote message in reply?

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. I was totally confused but called a friend who said play around with 1 Auto Setup see picture attached because you can’t hurt anything. You don’t have to log in to use this link: I too inherited a Dt from a friend who had nothing but problems with it.

One of the most frustrating things with the alienware dt is its inability to find hard drives.