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Windows 7: No boot unless i enter BIOS then exit

12 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No boot unless i enter BIOS then exit

Hello everyone, so since i built this computer i have had a problem where unless i enter the BIOS on bootup, my computer will not recognize the hard drive, if i do not enter BIOS first it says No boot device is selected. i have tried updating the hard drive drivers, but no luck and played around with a few settings in the bios but again no luck. Has this happened to any of you? i have looked around but cant seem to find anyone with the same problem on windows 7 and the ones i found even on other operating systems have no answer. if you need anything please let me know and i will be happy to supply you with the information, im just about to change my profile but just so you know i am now using an i5 instead of i3 (Please try to be simple with me, im still not amazing at computers yet, but im trying and thats what counts! Thank you in advance and even if i cant find a solution thank you for taking the time to read this.

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12 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

After you selected the boot device settings, did you save them?
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12 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did, i have set it so it is only able to boot from hard drive, see when i enter BIOS on boot up i dont actually have to change anything, as long as i enter it and save and exit it, it will boot, but each boot i dont even change a thing, just F2 then go right to save and exit, thats the weird part that confuses me so much.
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12 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try this. Enter the BIOS and change the boot order so that the HDD isn't listed. Save changes and reboot. Don't worry about the missing OS message, as it is expected. Now restart and enter the BIOS again. This time, reverse the change you made earlier and reinstate the HDD as a boot device. Save changes and reboot. What you have done is to toggle the boot setting. This sometimes helps if a setting isn't behaving as it should. Test to see if it now boots up without the need to enter the BIOS each time.
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13 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay will give that a try right now and let you know what happens!
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13 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yay it worked! i also enabled "Boot from optical devices" so if anyone else is having this problem this is the fix, thank you so much for your help! Marking as solved and giving some well deserved rep.
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