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Windows 7: Not booting auto from harddrive

21 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
Not booting auto from harddrive

Hello again, I had another problem a few days ago, but fixed it.
But now I am getting this strange behaviour.

OS: Windows 7 32-bit
Mobo: ASUS P8P67-M Pro
CPU: i7-2600K
RAM: 2 x 2GB Kingston
Hard disk 1: 300GB Barracuda
Hard disk 2: Old 250GB SATA 1 generation
Optical Drive 1:Standard DVD writer
Optical Drive 2:Standard DVD reader

When I boot (EFI Bios) I am automatically transfered to the EFI Bios screen, reason being it's not able to detect my hard disks, when booting. But once in the "Advanced" set up screen I go to the boot priorities and only see my optical drives and USB drives. I do not see my hard disks.

But if I go to the boot override screen I see my two hard disks and can boot from there.

So how come it won't boot from them at the start and why can't I put them in the boot priority field?

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21 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Hi Markus,

Is this a recent problem? What has changed between the time it could boot up successfully and now? What version of the EFI BIOS do you have?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1

Thanks for the reply, I am using version: 0405
The changes I made was only re-arrange my cables in the case since it was messy. And I changed the SATA ports. Still the same 3GB/s though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Can I suggest change back to the original SATA port on the motherboard, and see if the same problem exists?

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