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Windows 7: BIOS malfunctioning

13 Aug 2017   #11
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

John, have you tried changing the drive connections on the MB, so that the main drive is on the lowest connection number on the MB.


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13 Aug 2017   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No sorry Megahertz mate I was thinking maybe a typo and no the only drive in the or attached to the machine is the OS one.

I have another drive that I made the connected one from - a clone so to be ready for any problems arising. I am about to connect that original drive and see what happens but in any case whatever drive is used I am stuck with the BIOS issue namely it changing the boot order each time I reboot the computer for say updates or just after it being off for extended periods of time. As a matter of course I never leave my machines running overnight unless something is being run that takes a long time to do ie memtest.

Ranger mate if you mean have I tried different SATA ports on the board yes I have but it makes no difference to the BIOS changing that boot order it just seems to favour the optical drive as first option.

Now I am happy for it to do that if it did not slow down the boot which in theory it shouldn't but in reality it does. I am now wondering what would happen if I disconnected the optical drive and tried to boot the machine too as the drive would be the only bootable source on the machine??
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14 Aug 2017   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just as a by the by I notice the BIOS always refers to my boot option for the SSD as a Generic Compact - Flash and going down through the BIOS Boot section I find the Samsung SSD listed as a P1 device??

So it does seem to me that the BIOS is not recognizing the SSD in the boot order option and that the slow boot is the machine running through all options (it even has listed my printer as one) until it gets to the bottom of the pile for want of a better term and finds the SSD sitting at P1.

I have not really much knowledge on the BIOS settings and am wondering if anyone can throw some light on what is going on here and out of interest my original drive would not boot the machine at all.

Edit: I have options for ACHI (already set) and IDE and something else I cannot even fathom out in that BIOS option
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14 Aug 2017   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I think I have half figured it out as I changed some of the BIOS settings this afternoon I noticed the boot options did not include the SSD as mentioned.

Now I think it was when I set the P1 to boot the machine it resumed as normal and I now have a reasonably quick boot. I cannot say for absolute sure what it was that I reset but for now the problem is fixed as I have tried several reboots and cold starts.

I will have another look at the BIOS settings to see if I can make out just what it was so that I will know what the head for and for anyone who has a similar issue.

I have to say though that the BIOS is as hard as the old legacy type because as I think I mentioned before that one needs to know what most of the abbreviations stand for unless one is born savvy with BIOS settings.

So for the time being thanks to you all for your help and advice through what as been a very trying time.
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14 Aug 2017   #15
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah P1 means sata port one (in this case) of how many you have and unless windows boot manager is a boot option under UEFI always pick your drive itself. You should be able to also re-enable fast boot if you want as well.
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14 Aug 2017   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Yeah P1 means sata port one (in this case) of how many you have and unless windows boot manager is a boot option under UEFI always pick your drive itself. You should be able to also re-enable fast boot if you want as well.
Well I sort had an idea it was meaning that but not sure and if it is plugged into one of the two primary SATA ports I cannot understand why it is not being shown as a boot option

The board itself is pretty light on with 6Gbs ports (2) the rest being 3Gbs (4) and I use the two 6Gbs for the OS drive and the only optical drive I have in the machine.

I think I am on fast boot though it seemed a little slow this morning from yesterday and I am really thinking the order has gone back again to the optical as first boot. Apart form disconnecting that I just cannot see how I can make the SSD thee first boot option maybe it never will??
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15 Aug 2017   #17
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Perhaps try putting the optical in a 3Gbs port then setting your boot order again. If the optical drive is not a Blu-ray drive then it should not matter much in the speed.
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15 Aug 2017   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Malcolm mate it seems to be working at the moment - don't ask I have no idea what this machine will do next and I have the other secondary desktop giving me more grief at the moment.

I won't go into detail but another BIOS issue and I shall have to start a new thread for that one I think.

I just cannot work it out as I only swapped the machines around on two desks and since then all this carry on with them. It's as if they were naughty children and have spat the dummy for being moved !!
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