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Default Mini 1010 won't boot from hdd - 11-02-2011, 04:29 PM

Hiya all,hope someone here could help me,i've recently brought a dell inspiron mini 1010,2nd user without the hdd.(but boxed with all 3 discs )Replaced Hdd,When i boot up it installs from the external dvd rom no problem all goes fine till the mini reboots,it then wants to boot from the rom again not the hdd,all is setup fine in the bios ,even when i press f12 to boot from hdd it goes passed the hdd but can still see it in the bios.Hope someone can help.This happens with more than 1 hdd with any os.Bios is A05 if this helps.
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Cool 11-02-2011, 11:55 PM

1st, how did you format the HDD? is a bootable drive right? have you tried to boot that same drive in another PC?, if the drive boots elsewheres and wont boot in the 1010 it sounds BIOS related....also my 1010 came with A10 BIOS and I aint touched it since (2yrs) and dont plan on it, I do not now and probably never will like BIOS upgrades but I am kinda curious why you are on A05?...not sure if that will make a difference but you really have nothing to lose either....

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