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Windows 7: Hard disc space

28 Mar 2018   #21
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As David advised, we need to know your computer specs because almost all computers have different BIOS.


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29 Mar 2018   #22
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 
Hard disc space

Dear Megahertz07 & David,
Thank you both once again for taking the time & trouble to try solving my problem. The text results of the "speccy-builds" is attached.
Regards
Dave


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File Type: txt DAVE-PC.txt (103.5 KB, 5 views)
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29 Mar 2018   #23
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Download the MB manual http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...b75m-d3h_e.pdf
On page 33 - BIOS Features - Boot options priorities

Boot Option Priorities
Specifies the overall boot order from the available devices. For example, you can set hard drive as the
first priority (Boot Option #1) and DVD ROM drive as the second priority (Boot Option #2). The list only
displays the device with the highest priority for a specific type. For example, only hard drive defined as the
first priority on the Hard Drive BBS Priorities submenu will be presented here.
Removable storage devices that support GPT format will be prefixed with "UEFI:" string on the boot device
list. To boot from an operating system that supports GPT partitioning, select the device prefixed with "UEFI:"
string.
Or if you want to install an operating system that supports GPT partitioning such as Windows 7 64-bit, select
the optical drive that contains the Windows 7 64-bit installation disk and is prefixed with "UEFI:" string.
Hard Drive/CD/DVD ROM Drive/Floppy Drive/Network Device BBS Priorities
Specifies the boot order for a specific device type, such as hard drives, optical drives, floppy disk drives,
and devices that support Boot from LAN function, etc. Press <Enter> on this item to enter the submenu that
presents the devices of the same type that are connected. This item is present only if at least one device
for this type is installed.
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29 Mar 2018   #24
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 

Dear Megahertz07,
Thanks but I'm still baffled. All I've managed to find out is how to open the Bios settings ( pressing delete repeatedly during start up). Then I'm confused . Above states "The list only
displays the device with the highest priority for a specific type. For example, only hard drive defined as the
first priority on the Hard Drive BBS Priorities submenu will be presented here". So if that's the case, how do I get it to boot from the drive "F", which is not shown?
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29 Mar 2018   #25
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Under HDD, don't you have a sub menu to choose witch HDD to be the priority drive?

A very simple manner to change boot order is to swap the SATA cable from the HDD to the SSD and the SATA cable from the SSD to the HDD.
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29 Mar 2018   #26
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Dave,
Here is a YouTube video with someone working on the same motherboard you have.

GIGABYTE B75M D3H BIOS Guide - YouTube

It shows the bios screens that set the drive priority, etc.
You want to watch starting at about 5 minutes 30 seconds into the video to see these bios screens.
Maybe this will help you get to the priority settings.
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30 Mar 2018   #27
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 

Dear Dave & Megahertz07,
Thanks for your replies.
As it’s my wife’s Birthday tomorrow, we are in North Wales for a few days, so I won’t be able to work on my pc until Monday.
However, thinking about what Megahertz07 says about swapping cables. Both my hard drives on the p.c. ( C drive & F drive),
are mounted on “cradles” which are on the front of the m/c, so I can quickly swap them over, would this work?
Meanwhile, a Very Happy Easter to you both.
Cheers
Dave
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04 Apr 2018   #28
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Megahertz & Dave,
Well, would you believe it, but I’ve at last found the cause of the problem. I spent a few hours over Monday, Tuesday & today trying to find the cause. Eventually, I decided to uninstall a programme I’ve used for quite a time, Rollback RX, which is a restore programme. Before the uninstalling, I had 40 gb free on my C drive. I uninstalled the programme which took nearly an hour, restarted the pc & there was now 420 gb free on my hard drive !!!
Success at last. This has caused me hours & hours of truble.
Thanks again for your advice.
Dave
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04 Apr 2018   #29
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 
Hard disc drive

Hi Megahertz & Dave,
Well, would you believe it, but Ive at last found the cause of the problem. I spent a few hours over Monday, Tuesday & today trying to find the cause. Eventually, I decided to uninstall a programme Ive used for quite a time, Rollback RX, which is a restore programme. Before the uninstalling, I had 40 gb free on my C drive. I uninstalled the programme which took nearly an hour, restarted the pc & there was now 420 gb free on my hard drive !!!
Success at last. This has caused me hours & hours of truble.
Thanks again for your advice.
Dave
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