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Windows 7: BIOS malfunctioning

11 Aug 2017   #1
ICIT2LOL

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

For longer than I are to remember now the BIOS for this machines board (Asus P8Z77-V) will not keep my boot priority as I set them. Up until just recently it has been booting ok and a tad slow but now has gone into very slow mode and I am darned if I can track down why the BIOS will not keep the settings which I think are behind this slow bootup.

Any ideas anyone because frankly I am stumped here The BIOS is the current version and I am not clocking the CPU (i5 3750K) but am leaving the RAM set at 2000MHz (2400 installed).

I have done all the usual sfc and chkdsk stuff plus AV scans and a hard drive test (no faults) so am open to suggestions.


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11 Aug 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Have you tried swapping out the CMOS battery and resetting the BIOS?
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11 Aug 2017   #3
ICIT2LOL

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

Yes Mellon mate I have tried all the default settings etc etc and no go with anything it seems to have a mind of it's own. The only thing I haven't tried is contacting Asus because on past occasions their support is hideously difficult to do ie they practically want to know the colour of ones eyes and when I have received advice back it usually takes the form of "have you tried.....(the obvious things we all try) and frankly I sometimes wonder if the support site is just another off shore centre employing techs who are either not interested or can be bothered.
It's ok I just thought someone might have a solution and I thank you for your reply but I am thinking after the last couple of years of issue after issue I might have to change the build out for something else and right now there isn't much choice really because I wanted to keep that machine in 7 or a dual boot and from what I read about the new gear now and the prices - I am seeing a loathsome job at the best of times is now a nightmare of you get what you are given
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11 Aug 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

John, is the booting order the only settings that doesn't save?
Do you have another SSD or HDD on same MB?
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12 Aug 2017   #5
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 Megahertz07 View Post
John, is the booting order the only settings that doesn't save?
Do you have another SSD or HDD on same MB?
Yes mate just the boot order other stetting's like RAM speed, Fast Boot and Secure boot stay the same.
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12 Aug 2017   #6
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you disable fast boot then reboot does it forget still?
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12 Aug 2017   #7
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

In the past, I have corrected many Bios problems by just removing all power from the system and then removing the CMOS battery, and leaving it out for at least a half hour. And somewhere during that time I check the voltage on the little CR2032, CMOS battery with a Known-Accurate Digital voltmeter.
If the test voltage is not above 3.0 volts DC, I toss the battery in the trash and install a new one.
A questionable battery is just not worth the hassle, and the problems it can create.

I've even recovered systems that appeared to be totally DEAD, using the above method.

Good Luck, Mate!
TechnoMage

PS: I know it's never fun to replace a motherboard on a working system, but sometimes we just have to bite the bullet, so to speak. The last time I moved a working hard drive from one system to another, Windows reloaded all the drivers for the new system and when it was done doing that, Windows once again worked perfectly.
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12 Aug 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

John, Do you have another SSD or HDD on same MB?
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13 Aug 2017   #9
ICIT2LOL

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

Sorry late reply and RCV yes mate I will try that and see what happens seems sometimes you need a PHd in rocket science with the abbreviations they use in the BIOS


Technomage mate I already done the new battery in the board and both the old and new tested up fine on two of my meters. If push come to shove then I will swap out the board but it means changing just about everything else because out here the dealers/stores all have jumped on the Skylake and Kabylake band wagon it is hard even attempting to get a board that will take the CPU RAM and cards I have in the machine right now - it is a major undertaking not to mention an expensive one.




Mega mate I have another SSD I can shive in that I cloned this SSD with or rather from I will try that too but it will have to wait until tomorrow as frankly I am pretty darn ticked off with the antics of the machine right now and just using my main laptop pro tem.
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13 Aug 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I asked if you have another HDD or SSD ON the computer.
I asked because I was thinking that you could have installed the Win 7 with another SSD or HDD connected and then the boot loader could be on it. In this case, as the boot loader is not on the SSD and on boot it can't find it, BIOS change the order to the one that has it.
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