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Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

Q: Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo

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A: Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority

Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cannot-change-boot-disc-priority-in-gigabyte-bios.151847/
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Need to back way up to the beginning. Start by telling us step by step what you were doing. Before the BSOD came up.

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A:If you change the boot priority in the BIOS, will 2 OS installs stay independent?

Hi Noel.

I have XP and Vista Premium installed on my laptop with two separate hard drives. I installed XP first on the C drive and then Vista on the D drive.

There is no interference between the two OS's at all. I have had no problem running either one of them. I don't see the need to change the boot order in the BIOS as Vista installs a boot manager and you can select Vista or "Older windows operating system" to boot into.

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Let me know if you have any other questions!!

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A:My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.

2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.

3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.

4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.

5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.

6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.

7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.

Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.

Hope this helps.
 

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A:Assistance to change settings in BIOS, to boot from disc

Are you sure it isn't the second option?
 
sata: hl-dt-stdvdram gt34n 
 
A quick google says that's a dvd drive, plus there's dvd in the name.  Try that and see what you come up with.
 
Once you set it to boot from disk (first) it will boot from the disk, in some instances it may prompt you to press "any" or a specific key in order to confirm the boot.  You won't change the key, it'll still be f2 or esc to get back to that screen.  The bios screen just lets you select the order in which devices are booted, you'll want to set your dvd to boot first of course.

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When you first turn on your computer, you should see something like press F1 to enter setup or another key combination. Press it to go into Bios setup. Inside you will see a menu for boot options. Change the list to have CD-ROM first, then Hard Drive. You will see what I mean when you go into the Bios screen.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-you-change-boot-priority-to-cd.678470/
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I see Tom couldn't help. Have you tried the disc on another computer?

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A:changed boot priority now cant change it back

When entering bios you should be able to access the boot menu and select which device to boot 1st/2nd/3rd, after making any changes you must select to save & exit normally F10 key

Having dvd/cd first is quite normal followed by your OS HDD

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A:cannot change boot priority among hard drives

Nice, you were very close. When you have highlighted it just press + on the keyboard and it will jump to the top!

Good luck! SG

edit: you can just call them HDD and SSD (solid state drive is not 'hard' XD)
what do you mean by C Dr?

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A:BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority

Do you have the latest bios version? If not go to gigabytes site and download it and flash the board.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-keeps-changing-boot-order-priority.790564/
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A:WinXP won't boot from SATA if set as first priority in BIOS

I am not sure if this additional information matters, but both hard drives are manufactured by Seagate.
 

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A:BIOS boot priority / windows loading off different drive

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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A:My SATA HDD is not available for boot priority selection in BIOS settings

Is the BIOS updated to it's latest firmware?
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A:Windows 8 boot priority device not saving on BIOS

It sounds as though you are having a hardware problem. Check in with you manufacture

If Not a hardware problem

Remove all hard drives from your computer except the disk you want to install window on.
Install window and reboot
update windows and reboot
Ok now you have a booting OS Yes?
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A:PC stuck in reboot loop, after changing BIOS boot priority

Hello have you checked out any of the tutorials here and can you boot into safe mode at all to do a system repair.

Advanced Boot Options

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What bios do you have? Try pressing F12, F10, or delete when it boots and one of those will take you to a menu to let you choose which device to boot from.

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A:samsung np300e4c shows no boot priority menu in bios

Here's the support page for that model:http://www.samsung.com/latin_en/sup...Apparently the 'update software' option under Firmware is a bios update.You can download the manual there if necessary. It may have information about bios setup.message edited by DAVEINCAPS

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-8/samsung-np300e4c-shows-no-boot-priority-menu-in-bios/2122.html
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A:Long Boot/BIOS initialisation time for Gigabyte GA-K8nspro

given my past experiences with said problem/board (you'r eno tthe first this axact thing has happened to), i'd say the board is bad and needs to be returned. it happened to me on pcs i was building for people on 6 non-consecutive occasions, all with the same gigabyte board as you. after much testing, i acertained that there was an electrical fault within the board's pcb and replacing the board fixed the problem every time.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/long-boot-bios-initialisation-time-for-gigabyte-ga-k8nspro.29460/
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A:Solved: HDD not shown in new MB BIOS "boot priority"

Is sata enabled in bios?
Is the new board the same as the old board?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hdd-not-shown-in-new-mb-bios-boot-priority.893509/
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A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/296679-windows-7-stuck-bios-cannot-enter-bios-change-boot-media.html
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A:Can't change my boot disc to C:

Firsdt it isn't a "Vista" problem. Hope you realize that changing the boot disk drive letter isn't as simple as going to Disk Management and just changing it. This is one wya for doing it in XP,

Change System Drive Letter in Windows XP

Few ways of doing it in Vista listed here,

Change Boot Drive Letter for System Partition? - MSFN Forums

All things considering, you want to change the drive letter, reformat and re-install. Be much easier in the long run.

As for screen shots,

1. Hit the Print Screen
2. Open Paint and hit Ctrl+V
3. Click on File and select Save, give it a name and save it wherever you want (default is the Pictures folder).

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Background:

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2. Installed a new HD, booted from the old one using NT4 Server,
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3. Moved all data still intact from the old disc.

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Any ideas? (Looks like I have to do it all over again, removing the old disc first, fresh install to the new one, attach the old and then move the data.)

/thanks!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-boot-disc-on-win2k-or-nt4-server.151390/
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not with out the BIOS Password

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It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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A:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-change-boot-order-w-o-boot-up-bios-edit-432871.html
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Hello Steve and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that something may have damaged or corrupted the boot info contained on the hard drive. One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide for failure to start issues. It's time consuming but has helped many solve startup problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:Cannot Boot From CDD Despite BIOS Change

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/could-not-change-the-priority-of-process.242129/
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Hello,

To set the boot priority, boot into the BIOS. Do this by pressing Del or F2 (depending on your computer) during the first screen shown when you turn on your machine.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/54424-how-set-bios-priority-usb.html
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A:Windows 8 laptop Acer V5-571-6806 Stuck trying to boot Disc Drive, cant access bios

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Are you having issues accessing the BIOS?

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/windows-8-laptop-acer-v5-571-6806-stuck-trying-to-boot-disc-drive-cant-access-bios-677949.html
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A:cant change boot sequence in bios

Hi, The boot priority set in the bios is often ignored anyway, but you could try the following. Insert the Boot Media and Shutdown the notebook. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ). Use the arrow keys to highlight the CDROM or USB Flash Driver option, depending on which typre of media you're using, then hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K

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A:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Try moving to the selection you want and hit enter.
That might give you a selection window.
If not try + and -.
Page up and page down also works on some.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-boot-order-in-bios.781230/
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blogs.technet.microsoft.com/.../
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A:Need to change the boot sequence in the BIOS

When asked for password try 45660408

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A:change the boot sequence in BIOS

You need to get into setup as the computer first starts to boot, you may have to watch the screen as it goes through the boot sequence to whit key that machine uses. there are few variations, what for hit # so & so to enter setup. Once in setup take time to digest how to get round and what the different screens allow you to do. Amongst the menus you will find where to set the boot sequence, seat it to you CD drive and exit it will ask if you want to save changes. That should do it, if there is any problem or it just won't work on that machine go back into setup and choose default bios settings all will go back to factory board setup.

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Hello
I have problem of could not change boot order to DVD on windows 7 my laptop is Dell inspiron 15R

A:Cannot Change Boot Order in BIOS

Please do the following.  This will provide me with the name of the BIOS manufacturer and its version.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593369/cannot-change-boot-order-in-bios/
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Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.01
BIOS Mode UEFI

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G



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A:How to change the BIOS boot order?

Are you having trouble getting to UEFI/BIOS? Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8. If you have tried this approach, then please tell us what else you have tried.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/21771-how-change-bios-boot-order.html
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A:Cannot change antivirus process priority

Hi passacaglia
Your Speccy link isn't working, so we cannot see the snapshot. Also, if your Antivirus program isn't performing well, did you try to completely uninstall it (and run the uninstalling tool for it) and reinstall it yet? Most of the time, a clean uninstall and reinstall will solve most of the issues a program can have. I would give that a try first. What version of Bitdefender Total Security do you have? 2015 I presume?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577801/cannot-change-antivirus-process-priority/
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How would I change the priority of a running program to be HIGH every time I run the program?? even after I reboot or exit out of it??

Thanks!
 

A:change the priority of a running program

What do you mean by priority? Like give a certain application priority over the others as far as resources go?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-the-priority-of-a-running-program.114733/
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The Pc has been fitted with a parallel- PCI card with two ports LPT2 and LPT3.
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The DOS management system does not want to print at all since it only prints to LPT1 and that is my headache.

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Any sugestions? Anyone? Please?
 

A:Priority change from LPT1 to LPT3

I wonder if you disabled Parallel port in Bios setup
Plus removed all parallel ports in Device Manager
What would the Parallel port number be when automatically detected on next start up?
LPT1 by chance? I hope so (but not really sure )
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/priority-change-from-lpt1-to-lpt3.117359/
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heres what it looks like

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A:Change laptop to boot from cd first without entering bios?

You've tried the corresponding 1,2,3,4 numbers? Or hilight the device you want to boot first then hit a left or right arrow?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/change-laptop-to-boot-from-cd-first-without-entering-bios.78066/
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A:Can' t enter BIOS to change boot order

@ZL1BNB?, welcome to the forum. Try using the Esc key to see if that works.

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startup setting

maybe its UEFI?

I downloaded the macrium program earlier.

A:inquiry on how to change BIOs to boot from USB drive

Hello Pathfinder,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

USB Drive - Boot from in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/65619-inquiry-how-change-bios-boot-usb-drive.html
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A:How to change bios to usb boot for 7737 laptop

To get into BIOS setup to change the boot sequence, press F2 at powerup.  You can also press F12 at powerup a few times and choose the USB device from the boot menu -- be sure you go in and turn secure boot OFF before you do.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19986526
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A:Is it possible to change BIOS settings with a boot disk?

You would most likely need a bios editor to do what you want to do. It is a very risky operation to edit a bios. One wrong string and the board is shot or would need a bios chip. You can repair a bad flash with a working chip but I know nothing about doing it.

Johnwill knows about these things. Maybe he will stop in???
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-change-bios-settings-with-a-boot-disk.330369/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/permanently-change-an-instance-of-svchost-exes-priority-405056.html
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A:batch: change process priority and affinity

Run faster
 

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Details: I'm the boss, and I want to give that program as much power as I want.

Quest: Fix this issue.
Reward: You'll be an awesome person for the rest of your life.

VLV

A:Win8 changes process priority. I change it. Repeat.

Process Lasso allows you to force process priorities.

Process Lasso - Automate and optimize process priorities, CPU affinities, power profiles, and more!

I've been using this program for years to optimize my PC for gaming.

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/45450-win8-changes-process-priority-i-change-repeat.html
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A:Access Denied on Process Priority Change in XP

changing priority can only be done from an Admin Logon.

I would HIGHLY recommend you not login as admin to play any games.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/access-denied-on-process-priority-change-in-xp.92798/
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I think this is the right section to post this in? if not I apologize

I upgraded to an SSD
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Sata is in AHCI, HDD was disconnected during windows install on SSD

Long story short; I formatted the HDD and I am booting from SSD, changed bios boot order to do this.
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SSD
HDD
Windows boot priority (in brackets it has my HDD model)

I cant help but think somethings not right? because why should my bios display Windows boot priority and have my HDD as the default boot drive? Before I changed the order, the windows boot priority would always be first in boot order.

If it helps, I have included a SS of computer managment

Thanks in advanced

A:Bios showing HDD in windows bot priority and not SSD?

Hello kazuya2015. Welcome to the forum.

Everything looks normal in your screenshot. The one thing that stands out is that on the 1TB drive you have initialized that disk GPT (based upon the presence of the EFI System Partition).
If the SSD was initialized MBR (looks like it) then that may explain the problem.

Systems that support UEFI require that in systems with mixed format disks that the boot partition must reside on a GPT disk. Other hard disks for data can be either MBR or GPT.
So it is possible (I'm assuming the Z87X has UEFI BIOS) that the system is defaulting to the GPT disk by design.

The solution would be to wipe the SSD and then initialize it GPT (requiring a reinstall on Windows and Programs), or wiping and reinitializing the spinner as MBR (backing up data and replacing it afterward).

If you have or can borrow a data drive that is already a MBR drive you could switch it for the 1TB to test this before doing all the work.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/369806-bios-showing-hdd-windows-bot-priority-not-ssd.html
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A:U300s: Cannot access BIOS to change boot order

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A:Help: Can't boot from BIOS, Needed to change to UEFI, on computer I use every day!

so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it;Click to expand...

OK, you cannot take a hd with windows already installed and put it in another system then expect it to boot. Not going to happen unless the two systems have very similar or identical hardware.
Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode.Click to expand...

This allows windows boot mgr to take over the boot process. This is not the only difference; there are many. UEFI uses GPT table, can address larger hd, and a lot more. Here is an article that explains uefi in more depth;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-cant-boot-from-bios-needed-to-change-to-uefi-on-computer-i-use-every-day.1147719/
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A:2 laptops need repair, cannot go into bios settings need 2 change boot.. what now?

up.

help
 

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A:Missing Bootmgr and can't get into BIOS to change Boot order

Might help any helpers if you fill in your computer specs. Keep in mind the more information you give, the better the chance that someone can or WILL help you... Computer type: Laptop & OS: Nevada???? are not much to go on, no?

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A:Apps that run when associated files are opened; change their starting priority

Okay for those who were wondering if there was an answer to this one here ya go:

Watch movies with Above Normal priority

Having trouble watching a movie when you also have a lot of background processes going on?

Here's what to do:

1. Create a new textfile in the root of c:\, but instead of giving it the .txt extension you name it wmp_AboveNormal.bat

2. Right-click this file and choose 'Edit', you'll see it'll open notepad. Put this line in:
start /AboveNormal C:\"Program Files"\"Windows Media Player"\wmplayer.exe %1 %*

3. Save (make sure you save it as .bat, not as .txt) and close.

Now all you have to do is register your mediafiles to this batchfile. Here's how to do that:

4. In Windows Explorer choose Tools>Folder Options >File Types

5. Scroll down(press A) to the AVI filetype

6. Click 'Change' and point to c:\wmp_AboveNormal.bat . Click OK and Close.

Now everytime you dubbleclick an .avi WMP will open with the 'AboveNormal' -priority setting ! (Repeat steps 4-6 to register all mediatypes you want to be opened this way.)



These are all the settings: Realtime, High, AboveNormal, Normal, BelowNormal, Low.

*Realtime is not recommended unless you have a dual-CPU system!

Much love to everyone!

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A:Boot Priority & Boot Device Control for New SSD as boot drive

We link to tutorials so you'll have illustrated steps for a specific suggestions. It's one of the main reasons we are the top tech forum on the web.

I would not move User folders as we've had feedback indicating unintended consequences. Much easier to copy your User folders to the HD data partition, rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Keep the emptied C user folder in Library so you can see if anything lands there and drag it over to data drive in same window.

Install most-used programs to C, if space gets too tight uninstall and reinstall lesser used programs to data drive.

To save space you can set paging file to 2gb: Change Virtual Memory Paging File.
If you don't rely on it you can turn off Hibernate in Power Options, though it is perfected in Win7. These are trade-offs that must be decided with a small SSD.

Here are customized install steps for you:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Check for a BIOS update. If none boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, SSD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target SSD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/273388-boot-priority-boot-device-control-new-ssd-boot-drive.html
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A:Keyboard doesn't work in BIOS, any other way to change boot order?

Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

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According to the mamual:






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Are you using cable USB keyboard?

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- user is putting PC to sleep instead power off
- using wireless keyboard
- pressing Backspace instead of "Delete" key

Try these and report back

edit: if non of the above works, try to clear CMOS (take out battery, or short circuit jumper - read manual)

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A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as removable

There is nothing to fix, SATA drives are hot pluggable so that is all perfectly normal.
 

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A:Programs starting in high priority should start normal priority

I've started using Process Lasso to push the programs into the correct priority level. Still trying to figure out why Windows XP is doing this. Any suggestions or ideas on where to look?
 

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A:Gigabyte 790FX DS5 bios question

Xpress Route enable to improve the performance up to 25% (on PCI-Express port)

But may cause overheating damage

Try at your risk

edit:
I bet tomshardware !
 

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Try clearing the CMOS. Remove the button battery for a minute or two with the computer unplugged. Reinstall the battery and restart the computer
 

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A:Gigabyte motherboard not booting to bios

We would have to know the BIOS brand....is it Phoenix, Award, American Megatrends...??

[EDIT} Here is what it says about Award BIOS 1 long beep=memory problems:http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/award.htm

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Yes its basically your spare tire as far as motherboards go. Lets say you are flashing your BIOS and the power goes out. In most situations with a single Bios, this will mean your MOBO is basically dead. If this happens, you simply restart the PC and it does it automatically.

For more information, check this out:
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