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Windows 7: UEFI hard drive boot order and boot menu are completely ignored

15 Jun 2015   #11

No Windows
Finally got it

Ok, I can confirm the original poster's finding that the AsRock boot order GUI screen is bunk. Although it appears to let you arrange the boot order, it doesn't wind up sticking. I used the linux efibootmgr command to set the order that I wanted:

# efibootmgr -o 0000,0002,0003,0004
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 2 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0002,0003,0004
Boot0000* CentOS_b
Boot0002* CentOS_a
Boot0003* USB
Boot0004* Hard Drive
After setting it this way I followed the original poster's advice and performed a *COMPLETE* power off (pull the power cord, try to turn on, wait a minute). And now everything is perfection. I can place either disk in either SATA port at get perfect booting every time without having to press the F11 option at boot.

It turns out no matter which drive is in what port, it always reports a "BootCurrent" of 0000, meaning I probably don't need BOOT0002 in the boot sequence since the hard drives are clones of each other (identical UUIDs). But it's working so great now I don't want to mess with it.

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20 Jun 2015   #12

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

Glad you found out how to do it and shame on ASrock for not addressing this kind of thing. Hope they put out an update to fix this.
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