BIOS displays the following two lines upon hard reboot (i.e., cold reboot, cold boot, or cold start):
The following configuration options were automatically updated: CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST R/W/DVD GCC-4481B No IDE Fixed Disk Present F1: Save Changes
After selecting F1, the system soft reboots (i.e., warm reboots), then displays the following:
The following configuration options were automatically updated: Disk: 40.0 GB MAXTOR 6E040L0 CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST R/W/DVD GCC-4481B If you are running UNIX you need to configure your system using the computer setup utility f10 F1: Save Changes
After selecting F1, the system soft reboots again.
This time, Microsoft Windows XP loads successfully without any BIOS errors.
So, my client discovered a work-around, but how may I correct this issue so the system hard boots and identifies the hard drive?
HP Compaq dc5000 Microtower PC (2004) running Microsoft Windows XP, 2.5GB RAM, 3.0GHz processor.