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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

24 Jan 2014   #211
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
I have the SSD as the priority.
You mean you have set the SSD as the first boot device in the BIOS boot order?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
As a matta o' I have disabled all other drives as boot drives.
How did you disable a drive as a boot drive?


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24 Jan 2014   #212
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
I shall ~ tonight.

I have the SSD as the priority. As a matta o' I have disabled all other drives as boot drives.


I don't have that board anymore. I have ASRock > A75 Pro4-M
OK, see this...

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26 Mar 2014   #213
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Been quite a while but I was rooting around in the BIOS because of a USB 3 issue I"m having USB 3 failing - Asrock A75 Pro4-m
and I got the BIOS to boot to the SSD. I'm not quite sure why I didn't figure this out earlier....but in this BIOS you have to have select the drive you want to boot to and then in a separate step put it in the boot order. live and learn.
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26 Mar 2014   #214
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes that happens with some BIOSes, others will automatically go to the drive with the bootrec on it.
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26 Mar 2014   #215
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I almost don't even want to reply.....but the f'r reverted back to normal behavior and wouldn't boot w/o me pointing it to the SSD.

I'll follow the steps laid out above and post snaps of BIOS and disk mgr etc.... *sigh*
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26 Mar 2014   #216
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Make sure you Save the setting before exiting BIOS.
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26 Mar 2014   #217
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I did save settings.
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26 Mar 2014   #218
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think you mentioned this, but first you have to set the Hard Drive priority in case there is more than one. Then the boot priority.
1.CD Drive
2.USB Device
3.Hard drive
Or similar.
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31 Mar 2014   #219
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Britton,
I just noticed this. I have several drives in the BIOS.
1, SSD
2, 2 3tb Seagates
3, 1 1tb Seagate.

I've never noticed this before but they read like this in BIOS/Storage Config
SATA: 1tb (actually gives the model but I'm not typing that out.....)
AHCI: P0: SSD
AHCI: P1: 3tb
AHCI: P3: 3tb

So! Why isn't the 1tb in AHCI mode???? It is in SATA port 3_5 which by my observation should be P5? ny ideas?

I just noticed something else. Under Storage Config is HD SMART
Looks like this:
SATA3
3_1 - SSD
3_2 3tb
3_3 not detected (correct, it's empty)
3_4 3tb
3_5 1tb (this is the drive that is SATA and not AHCI)
3_1 not detected! Disregard ... this is actually E3_1 because it is the esata port.

I am on ASRock forum trying to get an issue w/USB 3 not working correctly. I was advised to disable Combined IDE so I did...now the SATA 1tb on 3_5 is not an option to boot from.

http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/5...75-pro4-m.html
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01 Apr 2014   #220
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Can you take a screenshot of your BIOS with those items shown? In UEFI, it's usually pressing a "F" key to do it. Slap in a USB stick before booting into BIOS though.
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