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Windows 7: Boot Sequence problem

22 Jul 2010   #11

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is your HD plugged into SATA 1?

From your manual, look at this setting in BIOS:
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Read your Manual here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
I downloaded the manual. Thanks for the pointer. Went to PnP setting like you said and changed it to YES from the NO it originally was. Still no joy.

Also about the SATA 1 - The manual says that the "Main" menu in my bios should look like this



But mine looks like this



So, as you can see my SATA listing doesn't show. How do I go forward from here?

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22 Jul 2010   #12

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justalogin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is your HD plugged into SATA 1?

From your manual, look at this setting in BIOS:
Attachment 86650

Read your Manual here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
I downloaded the manual. Thanks for the pointer. Went to PnP setting like you said and changed it to YES from the NO it originally was. Still no joy.

Also about the SATA 1 - The manual says that the "Main" menu in my bios should look like this



But mine looks like this



So, as you can see my SATA listing doesn't show. How do I go forward from here?
That is odd, I have an Asus board and mine looks like the first shot. It's going on 1am, so I have to go sorry, I'll look for this thread tomorrow. A Guy
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22 Jul 2010   #13
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The hardware should still be covered under 1 year warranty and tech support, so I would call Asus and get help with the issue or RMA the board.

Others may spot the problem who are more familar with the board. You might even post it in Hardware to shake the tree a bit. Just be sure to specify the mobo in title to attract it's familars.
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22 Jul 2010   #14

Win 7
 
 

I found a solution ! Eureka !

Apparently Asus have a policy of issuing frequent updates to their Bios'. I updated mine and voila my Internal HDD showed up along with the 6 SATA devices listing. After the update, I set my desired boot sequence and tried several restarts with my Ext HDD connected. No Problemo.

Now, for those of you who have an Asus MB. There is in the TOOLS Menu of the BIOS a utility called EZ Flash which is the preferred method of updating the BIOS. Follow the instructions below



Thanks to all of you who took the time and effort to put down your thoughts on the issue. It was while following your suggestions that finally stumbled upon the solution
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22 Jul 2010   #15

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severdever View Post
Have you tried this?
Cool ! how did you do that ?

Back to your question. Your search only throws up Pre Windows 7 Solutions. OS' BIOS and Motherboards have changed a lot since then. Besides I already got my solution - in the post just before yours.
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22 Jul 2010   #16

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Such attitude at the end of a friendly thread....

Glad you got it justalogin. I don't usually suggest flashing the BIOS, but based on the screenshot, that was looking like the next step. I should go to bed more often as a fix, lol. Good going. A Guy
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22 Jul 2010   #17

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Such attitude at the end of a friendly thread....

Glad you got it justalogin. I don't usually suggest flashing the BIOS, but based on the screenshot, that was looking like the next step. I should go to bed more often as a fix, lol. Good going. A Guy
Yeah ! Flashing the Bios seemed quite a daunting and potentially problematic step considering my (lack of) expertise in that area. But the EZ tool makes it very simple and short. I also spoke with my local Asus service people (one very knowledgeable babe actually) and they recommend that this be done about twice a year. Thanks again !
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23 Jul 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Always safer to flash your BIOS from Windows.

Sorry we didn't catch it as it was just wrong that those drives didn't show up there.
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24 Jul 2010   #19

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always safer to flash your BIOS from Windows.

Sorry we didn't catch it as it was just wrong that those drives didn't show up there.

By "from windows" did you mean from within the windows GUI ? How is that done?
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24 Jul 2010   #20
Microsoft MVP

 

Most maker's have a Windows app to update BIOS as well as (or instead of) the DOS flash utility.
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