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03-18-2011 07:29 AM
My friend has an HP P6157C running Vista. When he boots up his machine it goes to the HP Blue Screen with the 4 options (Diagnotics, System Restore, Set up, Settings. Depending on what ou choose you see the Bios start up and then it hangs in Detecting Storage Devices. I replaced the Hard Drive but it does the same thing. If you can get by this stage and look at the Settings it doesn't find any storage devices (hard drive or DVD/CD). I think the SATA controller on the motherboard maybe bad. I was wondering if I get a SATA Controller for the bus interface, do you think it will work or is the BIOS Corrupt?
03-18-2011 07:34 AM
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03-18-2011 10:42 AM
I saw in another post "Preventing Seagate Hard DriveCrashes" where it referenced a fix. I am also going to follow that advice since the system was giving me similar errors before it started exhibiting the current failure.