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

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

Dear All.
I have been stuck to a peculiar problem. Let me discuss the situation. I Have got the following configuration: Asus motherboard with Intel Dual Core processor, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and one 80GB P-ATA and one 500 GB S-ATA HDD. I have installed Windows in the S-ATA HDD and decided to use the P-ATA HDD as additional storage drive. Now the problem is, sometimes the system cannot detect the P-ATA HDD, and sometimes when it detects it appears as Primary IDE Slave and in that case the SATA drive disappears from the boot priority drive list in bios setting. So the system cannot boot. Presently I am using my PC without connecting the P-ATA drive. But I want to use both of them. In this situation can u masters help me out of this problem? Thanks in advance........ Kabiraj.

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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?
Alternative solution would be that you buy an pata HDD USB box and put the pata HDD in there.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-sata-hdd-is-not-available-for-boot-priority-selection-in-bios-settings.178476/
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/winxp-wont-boot-from-sata-if-set-as-first-priority-in-bios.78577/
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Just migrated/updated my main C: drive to a SSD Seagate 128GB drive....minor issues at first but now running great.

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Bios Main Settings readout ( bios main settings.jpg )
Bios Boot settings/Hard Disk Drive ( bios boot settings.jpg )
Sata ports on MB numbered 1-6

Should these not have the drives listed in the same order in the readouts...?...is there a way to make MB board Sata1 port the C: drive...Sata2 port drive the Maxtor Drive...etc

Are the MB Sata ports numbering related in any way to what shows up in the two attached bios HDD/SSD bios screens ?

Thanks...TRinAz

A:Bios settings re new SSD boot drive & MB Sata connectors

Change the cables round to suit.
SATA3G...1 = SSD.
2 to 5 = to suit.
SATA3G...6 = DVD.

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After messing with it, did a RESET. Same issue is happening. DELL logo stuck at loading. Keep having to change boot order to get it to boot. Yes, I save options before exiting. Restored default settings in bios. hmmmmm. Do a clean install?? And what is the correct boot order anyway?

A:After RESET, Boot priority still messed up in BIOS

The PC does boot to windows boot manager...

But if you keep have issues - do a clean install and then install facory dell drivers..

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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:BIOS boot priority / windows loading off different drive

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Toshiba W8 laptop - can't change BIOS/boot priority

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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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
 

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.
 

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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?
Access you other drives VIA USB and delete the boot partitons or make them Logical what ever you need to do to get rid of the boot managers on those drives
Then re install all your drives and boot up problem solved

Password protected hard drive with out the password you might not be able to open.
you could try to use diskpart to Clean it and convert to GPT
Booting and partitioning of GPT
1.Boot from the Windows 8 install media (You must initiate this boot from a device labeled as a UEFI device, or the installation of Windows 8 will produce an error that the OS cannot be installed to a GPT partition) These UEFI boot devices will have a prefix UEFI: "name of your device", and show as a boot option in your UEFI.
2.After booting to the UEFI device you see the Install Windows 8 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
3.Type Diskpart, press Enter
4.Type List Disk , press Enter
5.Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
6.Type Clean, press Enter
7.Type Convert GPT, press Enter
8.Type Exit, press Enter.

Also you might want check in with Gateway Support Forum this could be a common problems that has an easy fix. Home Gateway

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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

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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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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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A:Bios Setup Boot Device Priority options Missing

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:My Bios does not allow selection of USB as a boot option

Try using the One Time Boot Menu.

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A:Boot selection failed...Status 0xc000000e, and my SSD gone from Bios!

If you've installed to SSD in UEFI mode then the Windows Boot Manager might need to be in first position in BIOS Boot Priority order.

Do you have a bootable OS on the HDD, or did you previously so that boot code might still be on it if it hasn't been wiped yet?

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See screenshot of these BIOS settings here, http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=75594228&albumID=2645700&imageID=42626260
 

A:Which of these three Bios settings should I be using for a SATA drive?

depends on the OS that you are booting to.
1 or 2 for xp and 3 for vista.
 

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A:Changed Sata settings in BIOS now disk is invalid

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. The prompt for drivers normally means a bad installer, so try another if it repeats.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
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.

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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:Keyboard(PS2) not working in Bios menu and Boot selection menu.

If your system currently has a malware problem/situation...this is not the correct forum for such.
 
Any issues that the system has developed...may be related to malware.  Rather than start a million topics for emerging symptoms...let's see if we can neutralize the malware aspect and then go on to whatever issues may appear.
 
Moved topic to Am I Infected forum.
 
Louis

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A:BIOS lists SATA HD's but won't let me pick them in Boot Order??

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A:can't get computer to boot with bios settings

Doesn't the Bios have a Default Setting? Jazz
 

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If it's speed you are looking for try Firefox. (you can have both Firefox and IE)

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A:Vista won't boot after changing BIOS settings

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A:Bios won't load after changing boot settings

What id recommend you do is reset bios to default settings. To do so, shut your computer off, take out cmos battery and reinsert it. This will reset your bios to default settings. Report back if this solved your problem.
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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???
 

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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.

Then look around for the option. Sorry I cannot help you more, each BIOS is different. I could tell you where mine is, but yours is probably not the same.

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Please follow the instructions here..

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A:Satellite U940 - Cannot boot or access BIOS settings

Originally Posted by devondan


I am trying to help with a HDD failure on a U940. The laptop does still work an the failure was (almost certainly) just the HDD.

I have a new HDD in place but I am unable to access BIOS, and the machine obviously wont boot. Just a black screen while the computer tries to do something..
F2 then power on doesn't workF12 then power on doesn't workESC then power on doesn't workTaking the battery out hasn't workedTaking the battery and power cord out and discharging by holding power button down for 60+ seconds hasn't worked.
I can't get at the BIOS. I believe the machine was relying on the Intel hybrid drive stuff using the SDD in RAID before, and that fast book was enabled. Obviously I am unable to clean shut down the machine any more since I can't boot it back up with the old disk.

What I really want to do is reset the whole thing. Get rid of any of the RAID stuff and put Windows back on the new HDD. Any ideas how I can get into the BIOS to get around any of the RAID or FastBoot stuff?



Is there any way to disable Hybrid Sleep physically? Removing the CMOS battery? Replace memory? I can't do it from software or access the BIOS and I'm wondering if it is this that is preventing a clean boot.

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A:Disable fast boot up to enable BIOS Settings

I just googled how to enter the BIOS on a toshiba and saw several suggestions, including:

escape key

escape key for 3 seconds, followed by F1.

F1

F12

Take a look:

- Google Search

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A:Acer Aspire 5750 Won't Boot After Changes in Bios Settings

With your receipt, take laptop to any busines-oriented computer store [for example I've used Altex in AustinTX], let them fix the problem for you. Once, they've fixed your laptop, make changes in video configurations in Windows OS, after making external media backups of your OS partition.

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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.
 
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Hi I have just come across this problem, did you manage to resolve this, I've tried changing priorities in advance settings and changing metrics but nothing seems to work.

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Originally Posted by Kleksiq


Hi 10 Forums !

I have a kind of big problem with 10 Pro. My problem was "ok" in 8/8.1 Pro.
As title says, I would like to give WiFi priority over ethernet. Why ? You may ask, I'm using laptop as a hyper-v machine ( prepare migrations from 2003/2008 to 2012 and others IT Admin things ). I know where to change prority but.
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That way I have no internet connection because of my VM Networks and their DNS settings.
Anyone had similar problem ?

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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).
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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.

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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

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DISKPART
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CLEAN
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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.

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Quite often when I boot up, I get the following error message:

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A:windows 7 boot manager error 0xc000000e boot selection failed because

Just follow this tutorial. Make sure you first save the user data - e.g. with a live Linux CD. If you need help with that, post back.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi

Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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A:Windows 7: Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

Well; one thing; did you remember to backup anything that you know you is important? Because If not you may be out of luck as it sound like some good sized corruption happened. Which leads me to think that the only way to fix this may be a complete clean install of windows.

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A:CD-ROM Boot Priority ..No Medium

Hi check your cables and connections to your hdd again also check if it is the sata port ie try another

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Never experienced this exact problem, but it should be in your boot.ini file.

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Please post back with results.

bill

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A:Boot device priority

Reset the BIOS to boot to the SSD when the other drives are connected. It should then remain that way.

Are these other drives removable (eSATA)?

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A:HD boot priority keeps swapping itself...

Oh, thought I might include some info from the setup screens for the boot priority etc.
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A:Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

You can use a repair disc. To get a repair disc, find someone with Windows 7 32 bit and Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides.

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Call Acer support service and have it serviced, this is an hardware failure.  

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That is setting the boot priority for each type. You will need to set values for the specific boot types.

mb_manual_ga-z77x-ud3h_e.pdf




Hard Drive/CD/DVD ROM Drive/Floppy Drive/Network Device BBS Priorities

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Originally I had a small solid-state hard drive on this set up I added a non-solid-state hard drive later Recently my solid-state drive the C Dr became too full to upgrade certain software programs such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking I purchased a second solid-state hard drive I quot mirrored quot that second solid-state hard drive To make sure that Windows was operating appropriately I rebooted and drives hard cannot among boot change priority hit F I then showed the new solid-state hard drive Everything booted perfectly and the new solid-state hard drive was noted as the C Dr When I rebooted into bios to change the hard drive boot order so that the new second solid-state hard drive would be the first in the priority when I highlighted it and exited from it it still showed the original solid-state hard drive as the first hard drive I have never had this problem before I now have to go into F every time I boot into my computer and highlight the new solid-state hard drive Any thoughts Thanks so much Jim

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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