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kb323
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Problem booting

I have a Dell XPS8300. A while after I purchased it I added a 500GB internal drive for extra storage. However recently I bought a new 3TB drive to replace the 500. The problem is after I installed it I received the message

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a key"


I checked my bios and it was set to boot properly from my OS drive. So then took out the new storage drive so it was only my OS drive and it still gave me the reboot message. So then I put my old 500GB drive back in as it was, checked my boot priority and it boots fine.


I am suspecting that perhaps boot files were placed on the 500GB storage drive. So when its not there it doesn't boot. However the drive was not in while windows was installed.

Any help or insight into this problem would be appreciated.

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8 Krypton

RE: Problem booting

Hi kb323,

With your original system drive and the 500GB drive installed, check disk management to see which drive contains the boot partition.

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kb323
6 Indium

RE: Problem booting

My C drive.

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8 Krypton

RE: Problem booting

Just a dumb question but you're sure you removed the 500GB drive, right? Not the other one.

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kb323
6 Indium

RE: Problem booting

Yes, I even checked in the bios.

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8 Krypton

RE: Problem booting

If you have your Windows disc, try removing the 500GB drive and perform a repair installation, which should fix the boot sector.

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kb323
6 Indium

RE: Problem booting

Thank you for the help I was able to get the drive installed and windows boots. However now I have a problem with the drive. It is showing up as 746GB instead of 3TB.


I have read that I need to update the RST from 10.0.0.1046. I am just not sure which one I am suppose to use. The dell driver update page is listing that as the latest driver for my system. How do I know which one to use?

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8 Krypton

RE: Problem booting

Ok, good to hear the new drive is working (sort of).

Go to the Intel site and get the most recent version of the RST supported by your chipset.

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kb323
6 Indium

RE: Problem booting

Right, but there isn't just one there so I am not sure which is the right one.

My motherboard has DH67M01, TB0420 written on it. Also in the device manager I found several listings:

Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset

Intel(R) H67 Express Chipset

I am running windows 7 64-bit.

There are many different downloads and they seem to be different kinds. None of them are listing my board. Some say RAID Driver while others say AHCI Driver.

downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx;lang=eng&ProdId=2101

downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx

Can you advise me which is right?

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8 Krypton

RE: Problem booting

This one should work.

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