HP Pavilion p6204y Error Message - «Reboot and Select...» »

I get this message only when I use my Western Digital WD7502AAEX 750 GB hard drive.  I have run chkdsk, WD, CrystalDisk diagnosis, whatever you can imagine.  I went into the BIOS and made sure that this drive is the first boot device.  When I install Windows 7, I use the ESC key to select the DVD player as a punctual start only to start the installation process.  I don't have this problem with my Western Digital WD20EARS 2 TB hard drive.  Is there something with the 750 GB drive I have to do (riders, etc.) to solve the problem with this error message?  I noticed in the BIOS that the hard drive controller mode has been defined RAID even if I don't than one hard drive in the computer at the same time (either the WD7502AAEX or the WD20EARS, but never both at the same time).  Is the default setting for my computer out of the factory RAID?  Four days after I installed the WD7502AAEX, I installed a new sound card of the computer.  Maybe if the RAID is not the default setting, the installation of the sound card has caused the setting to change?  The original in the PC hard disk had a score of 3.0 Gb/s transfer, while the news is 6.0.  This may cause the problem?  Help!


The default setting for your PC would be the best RAID setting.

There are no jumpers to change on the disc or the motherboard.

I had the same problem with a HP dc7800 with the WD Caviar Black 500 6.0 GB/s drive and the Q35 chipset.

I could install W7 on it, but on reboot, the BIOS reports no disk.

I couldn't understand it.  I took the Seagate 1 TB 6.0 GBPS drive on my HP 8200 Elite and put it in the dc7800, and it worked perfectly fine since.

I put the WD Caviar Black 500 GB drive in my 8200 Elite and it worked perfectly as well.

I have to this day, no idea why this has happened.

You can change the IDE BIOS and see if it works, but that will slightly degrade the performance of your hard drive.


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