Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Bios Keeps changing boot order...

10 Jan 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

Can you remove the RAID by viewing the settings?

If not, is there a RAID controller to select which shows on the first boot screen?

Will ask a RAID expert to help further here.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jan 2011   #22
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

cant remove the raid in the bios.

When i show raid info, all it does is show the HDD'S in the booting of windows and shows the RAID is 'bootable', it says at the bottom press ctrl + i for config utility, and that simply takes me to the bios boot order menu.

I set the C drive as active about 30 mins ago and almost broke my pc, wouldnt boot at all , but managed to repair it and get back into the system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2011   #23
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I think the best bet here is to completely remove all drives except for the SSD. Get everything working with ONLY that drive in the system. Once that is working correctly then we can add drives back into the system.

I did a quick review of this issue as gregrocker asked if I would take a look at it (forgive me if I did not read everything correctly or I missed something you already tried). Another issue I can see is it looks like the original RAID on the 2 x 500 drives is still completely active and bootable including the factory recovery partition. This could all be interfering with the boot up process. It would be best to get any and all data that is needed off the RAID set so that you can break the RAID and wipe the drives clean.

Once the SSD is working correctly then you can add the 2 x 500 drives back into the system as blank drives. At that point you can decide how to set them up.

Sorry everyone I can only take a peak at this right now. I have a server down that looks like it will be a bit of work to check out and get back on-line. Hopefully I have giving some direction on what can be done until I can re-check this thread later. -WS

Noticed this thread by the OP too could help others in this thread:
Does my MB support AHCI...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jan 2011   #24
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thanks for all the advice guys, im in the process of moving 500GB of files now, so ill come back in an hour or so and attempt any way to destroy the RAID without resorting to a sledge hammer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Is DISK0 set as first to boot in BIOS setup?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2011   #26
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

No, Its not, but when the pc is powered down then on, it resets its boot order and puts it 2nd to the dvd drive, then attempts to boot from it.


My biggest fear is that after all teh effort of backing up and deleting the RAID, my pc still wont detect the pc on first boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2011   #27
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Ok ive managed to destroy the RAID, and now have 2 seperate 500GB HDD'S, so at least it doesn ttry to boot from the RAID0 as its gone..


But it didnt fix the problem of the SSD not being detected from a cold PC Boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2011   #28
gregrocker

 

Did you wipe the HD's so that they can't interfere with booting? Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Does it boot directly to SSD with the other HD's disconnected?

What is the exact current BIOS Boot Order? Move SSD into first place, before DVD drive.

If it changes the boot order to DVD drive first, then try unplugging the cable to DVD drive - what happens then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2011   #29
Deltawar

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Did you wipe the [COLOR=#0072bc !important][COLOR=#0072bc !important]HD's[/COLOR][/COLOR] so that they can't interfere with booting? Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Yep, the pc doesnt try to boot from any of them anymore.

Does it boot directly to SSD with the other HD's disconnected?

Sometimes, but most of the time it will say 'insert bootable media' or soemthing along those lines

What is the exact current BIOS Boot Order? Move SSD into first place, before DVD drive.

It doesnt appear in the bios, unless after i get the system running i restart, then it will be in the bios.
When it is in teh bios i do put it above the DVD Drives, which are connected from a seperate unit with a really big wide cable.

If it changes the boot order to DVD drive first, then try unplugging the cable to DVD drive - what happens then?

It simply wont find anything to boot from.




Ive even resorted to putting the SSD on the 6th sata port, but it acts the same as if it was on the 1st.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2011   #30
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

It is looking like SSD Hd is going down.
Do you have 2nd PC that you try the SSD HD on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Bios Keeps changing boot order...




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working
Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question. My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have...
Backup and Restore
ssd not showing in bios boot order
Gday there i can boot up my PC by tapping f 11 i can see my ssd and my Samsung hard drive there i tap ssd drive and it boots ,but i have to do this painful process every time i boot up. my mobo is a z77 extreme 4 all was fine until i followed an over clock guide and my bios must have reset it self...
Hardware & Devices
Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?
I got a SSD now in my system connected to the first sata port with win7 installed My previous (mechanical) sata hard disk who was prev. setup on this port is still usable and also has win7 installed on it. i wnat to use it as a experiment setup. If I connect this old hdd to another sata port say...
Installation & Setup
Help changing boot order in Intel BIOS
Hi everyone. A little embarrassing but I can not change the boot order in the BIOS of my mobo to boot from the ODD in order to boot from a CD. My mobo is an Intel desktop board DH55TC. Hopefully there is some of you guys who has the same mobo who can give me a little help. Merry Christmas.
Installation & Setup
Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order
I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7. When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:33.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App