Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. The symptoms are as follows: Hi there, Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. In the bios change the drive options to anything but AHCI if possible. Jul 18, Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook

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Moab 51k 14 94 If waiting longer does not work for you then let us know and I can give you instructions on how to continue the repair process. Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered.

The computer isn’t mine, but my girlfriend’s; she’s trying to track down an external hard drive so we can use Macrium Reflect without much worry. Sign up using Facebook. Word of warning, by changing settings in the BIOS, you can cause your pc to act much differently or precisioon even boot up correctly.


I suggest to enter to BIOS settings. It looks like the HDD may have been formatted or even replaced prior to you purchasing the computer from Newegg, we will have a better idea on this if we can take a look at any partitions that may be on the HDD, see below. Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support.

Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! If you don’t still mind helping, that’d be great, precisino I don’t think start-up—just a bypass?

Pls, help with PC stuck at AHCI BIOS installed? (I have 0 idea what I&

This BSOD which is actually the common name for a STOP Error could mean that there’s a serious hardware problem with a hard drive controller, a driver issue, or even a boot sector virus. Posted 07 June – Remove the fans and cpu cover as well and check around there.

Once again, thanks for all of your ready help. RKinner 18 Oct The max point reward for answering a question is Here’s the screen cap. Once your in the BIOS you may have to hunt down the control your looking for but the options are not that many and you should be able find it within a few minutes. No such name appears in my Start menu, and searching doesn’t spit anything back for “DataSafe” or even “Dell. Not heard from you for a while, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.


This issue seems to be addressed plenty online, but I can’t make any sense of it.

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. For anyone willing to help, please talk to me like I’m 5, since this all is way above my depth.

Please assign your manual to a product: Posted by Anonymous on Oct 28, You will probably ahvi this message again but let the computer sit. Your model of computer shipped with either Orecision or Vista as the operating system which suggests that at some point the OS has been upgraded to Windows 7, can I ask when this was please and had you made any hardware or software changes just previous to this happening. In your case though, this is most likely one of 4 capacitors that are known to blow out on any SX