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Windows 7: Boot order issue.......

22 Aug 2009   #1
WakkoWarner

OS X
 
 
Boot order issue.......

When I originally installed 7 on my dad's PC, I disconnected the other 2 hard drives (I did not want the boot selection screen popping up all the time). Everything has been working fine (he uses XP, so I use the BIOS to select the hard drive boot order when I want to boot into 7). Yesterday I disconnected the Windows 7 hard drive, so that I could clone his XP installation over to the secondary hard drive in the machine (the primary & secondary drives are 80 GB SATA units, while the Windows 7 drive is a 30 GB IDE unit). When I was finished, I shut down the machine & hooked the Windows 7 hard drive back up. For some odd reason, the machine boots into 7 no matter which drive is selected first in the BIOS boot order. I cannot figure this one out. With the Windows 7 drive disconnected, the machine boots into XP just fine. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this to happen?? I cloned the XP drive once before & did not have this problem(I do it every couple of months so that he has a complete image should the main hard drive fail). Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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22 Aug 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi and welcome to windows 7 forums.
Looks like the BIOS is unable to hold the settings.
Open your computer and remove the CMOS battery and put it back in. This should fix it.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
WakkoWarner

OS X
 
 

I decided to disconnect the secondary SATA drive (the one I cloned the OS to) & run it through a boot cycle with the primary SATA drive & the IDE drive hooked up (the one with 7 on it). It booted to XP just fine. So after I did a small update that Windows needed, I shut down, hooked up the secondary SATA drive again & it is booting like it should now.
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22 Aug 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Oh that's great. Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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