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My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

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

I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?

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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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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559747/bios-changing-boot-order/#entry3841096 - Hamluis.
 
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.

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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.
 

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I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me.
Here are some of my system specs:





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



As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot from the hard disk.
I am hopeful that it is my ignorance that prevents me from accessing and changing the order, and that some good hearted soul will set my down the right path.

Thanks
James

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.

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

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

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A:Keyboard doesn't work in BIOS, any other way to change boot order?

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A:cant get into my bios to change order

Hi try Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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A:Can't change boot order

Are you trying to do a one time change-meaning you do not want to permanently change the boot order, just for that one action(like booting to install an OS or use a live disk)? most PCs et you do it when you press the power button start spamming(repeatedly pressing) the Escape key, then the boot order menu will pop up, then choose the disk you want.

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A:change boot order?

Disconnect from Internet before trying:

Uninstall both AV and printer.
Install printer.
Install AV.

If that does not work, there is a way to detect load order with a utiliity by that name from http://www.sysinternals.com. You can see the actual load order only with that kind of utility. Installing the anti-keylogger software SnoopFree indicates that its service is the first item to load before any other system service. So, there is a way to have it your way that the author of Snoopfree knows about - but, I have since forgotten, but that's the best example of the situation you want that I know of.

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A:How can I change my boot order

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A:Can't change boot order

Hi bragalucas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try switching the BIOS to these options,
 
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following settings:
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Win7 OS or other OS
 
When finished, hit Load default settings (just right above it) then set these additional settings:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
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2. When finished, hit Fn+F10 to save and exit.
3. Restart the computer and start tapping F12 to pull up the boot menu, There you can select the USB.
 
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A:change boot order?

jayno20 said:



is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?Click to expand...

What difference does it make which way they load as long as they do,.?

Regards
 

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A:Can't Change Boot Order

Instead of f2 try escape for the one time boot change and see if the option to get into bios is there.

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A:Can't get into Windows Boot Manager to change boot order.

The option your looking for is located in the BIOS. Try using the Del key to access the BIOS setup screen on startup.

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A:Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203


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.

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Edit: I think this issue would come under Installation and Setup. Virtualization is about running virtual machines or guest OS etc..

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A:Bios.... Changing Boot Order???

Hello and Welcome
 
From the picture it looks like you would use the up/down arrow keys to hightlight Boot Option 1 and then use the +/- keys to change it.
 
I believe you can also access the boot order menu by tapping Esc or F8 at boot for ASUS but it depends on the model number.

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A:Legacy Boot Order in Bios

@Asher0004? Go to Advance then Boot Options. BIOS Simulator here. http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=5405400&MEID=C5343471-BBE6-4005-9DC8-0E40D6D060FB REO

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A:Bios not holding boot order

It's most likely the small cmos button battery requires replacing
If this is a Desktop computer you will need to download the free service\operational manual from your computer's (if brand name) or Motherboard's home support site
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A:Boot order of BIOS isn't changing

Well for some reason it finally decided to work, but now the computer won't go past a black screen that says "Loading Operating System..." and it sat there for about fifteen, twenty minutes,.
 

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A:Bios Keeps changing boot order...

When you reinstalled with the single HD, did you change the SATA controller to AHCI or IDE mode? Or is it still set ot RAID? Check all BIOS settings related to SATA, IDE or RAID drives controller.

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Next try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

See if you can update the BIOS now, or if the problem clears. Post back a screenshot of the full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/135541-bios-keeps-changing-boot-order.html
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Hi,
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CMOS = BIOS settings.

Can you reset to default BIOS settings? What about flashing a new/updated BIOS if one is available?

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A:Solved: how to change boot order in IBM ThinkCentre

Before the system POSTs hi F12. This should give you a boot order menu.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-how-to-change-boot-order-in-ibm-thinkcentre.1011579/
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A:Satellite R630-141 - Can't change the boot order

Hi scarpentier,

Can you change the boot order in BIOS and boot from another boot device? Go into BIOS and change the boot order. Enter a bootable disk (e. g. Toshiba recovery disk), save & exit BIOS setup. The computer will restart and should boot from CD.

Check this!!!

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A:change hard drive boot order??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by msongs


hello,

I have win7 on the HD that boots up now. I also have another HD with the old vista set up. How can I change the bios so the vista HD will boot? tried a few things in bios but nothing changed. have sata system. the vista hd is listed as slave.

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You can use bcdedit to set up a dual boot. instruction here BCDEDIT - How to Use

Just leave both plugged in and set up the two OS's

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1) system32 nowt to do with bios if having issues entering bios then will need to reset it by taking battery out for a minute
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

http://partedmagic.com/
 

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Hello, I am still struggling with this, and I hope that someone will be able to get the chance to assisst me with this. Thanks,

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A:Changing boot order in BIOS will not stick

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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.
 

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You change it the same way as before. Usually you can do it withe the OEM software installed on Win8.

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Ok guys looks like I sorted it -

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Hi, One option would be to temporarily connect an external usb keyboard. Also, if you're trying to boot from an installation disc, I'd do this via the boot manager menu, rather than setting the boot priority in the bios menu as this is often ignored - you can do this as follows. Insert the installation disc 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 option and hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K  

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

It turns out somehow my external backup HD had jumped to the top of hard drive list. Problem was solved when I put the ssd back in 1st position.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/246200-bios-lists-sata-hds-but-wont-let-me-pick-them-boot-order.html
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I recently April bought a Dell Inspiron computer boot using 8? I do How 15 Inspiron in Windows change the Dell order sequence a GB of Ram and GB hard drive with Windows installed I have created a backup image of the OS and also burned a bootable disk so that I can reinstall Windows at a future date My old computer which uses Win XP permits me to change the boot order sequence by How do I change the boot order sequence in a Dell Inspiron 15 using Windows 8? using the f key during the startup process to access the BIOS and then edit the boot order sequence so that the machine boots from a DVD or USB drive This makes it possible to restore a backup image from a previous date or even to use a different OS e g Linux My problem is that the f key does not work on the new machine and I do not know how to create a boot order sequence that will permit me to boot from a DVD or USB drive instead of the hard drive So at this point I cannot use the bootable recovery disk that I How do I change the boot order sequence in a Dell Inspiron 15 using Windows 8? prepared I understand that there is now UEFI technology that controls booting Question How can I make make the new computer boot from a DVD or USB drive Thanks in advance Regards Thoughtful Skeptic

A:How do I change the boot order sequence in a Dell Inspiron 15 using Windows 8?

Immediately after pressing the power button start tapping the f2 key until the BIOS opens.
 
Be sure to change the BIOS to Legacy, then change the boot order to what you need.
 
Press f10 to save the changes, you may be asked to press Y to confirm your choice, the exit the BIOS.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/533375/how-do-i-change-the-boot-order-sequence-in-a-dell-inspiron-15-using-windows-8/
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Hi!
I had Vista on C: drive and later installed XP on D: drive.
Boot order was then Vista - XP, worked ok. I then changed the boot order where XP to be the default . And now the boot manager does not allow me to even choose Vista, but goes directly to XP. The changes I did in Vista.
I have "restorepoint delete" fix active ( System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete)
Restoring the fix does no difference to this issue other than making boot.ini visible for changes on the XP side, but without options for Vista.

Has my Vista gone "hasta la vista" or is it "see you never more". Is there some means of getting it alive again?

Lars

A:Vista becomes invisible in dual boot order change to XP as default

Hello Lars,

You should be able to do a Startup Repair on the Vista partition to have it back.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

UPDATE:

See this to Boot Partition - Default

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/207996-vista-becomes-invisible-dual-boot-order-change-xp-default.html
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I'm trying to run Memtest86+ and have an image on DVD which I'm trying to boot from.

I restart and change boot priority, save and exit and the machine still boots to the HDD.

The Mobo uses "Click BIOS II" V 1.0.107.
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks,

MK

I was able to change the boot order by moving the desired boot device to the first position at the top of the screen, double clicking on it and a menu pops up, then selecting the appropriate device. It then reboots to that device. Not very intuitive but... it worked.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-msi-z77a-gd55-unable-to-change-boot-order.1107557/
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Hi, all.
 
As the title says, I have Windose 8 on a 64-bit Samsung laptop and I need to change the boot order to test if a bootable Linux CD works, which I intend to use if it does (or download it again and make a new one and use that), but I can't change the boot order from the OS to the DVD ROM drive.
 
Another thread online said something to do with Legacy but I don't know what that is nor how to disable it to see if I can enable and select booting from the DVD ROM drive.
 
Please help. Thanks.

A:Unable to Change Boot Order in Samsung Laptop UEFI

I don't know what model the Samsung is but in UEFI settings make sure SecureBoot is disabled. If there is a setting for FastBoot or QuickBoot then disable it also.
 
If there is a Mode listed set it to UEFI/Legacy. 
 
Reboot and enter UEFI. Can you see change your boot device priority?
 
http://superuser.com/questions/521389/how-do-i-boot-my-samsung-laptop-from-a-cd-dvd
 
On a Samsung tapping Esc at boot may give you a boot menu that will let you select a boot device but SecureBoot should still be disabled.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/605816/unable-to-change-boot-order-in-samsung-laptop-uefi/
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I have identical HP ze us notebooks One of them works fine and the other one underwent a clean startup, HPze4610us CMOS, order change access can't boot install last week The clean install computer is the one with the problems I loaded MS Office Norton SP all the updates Everything was working perfectly and smoothly and fast until I unplugged it and went into another room Now the notebook won t boot from hard drive or CD-ROM The CD-ROM will spin for about second then stop The HPze4610us can't access CMOS, startup, change boot order computer just sits there without any audible or visible activity I can turn it off by either removing HPze4610us can't access CMOS, startup, change boot order the battery or holding the Power button for seconds I can t get past the first screen that says hp invent logo Press ESC to change boot order Press lt F gt to enter Setup lt F gt to boot from LAN Pressing ESC shows PhoenixBIOS Release Copyright - Phoenix Technologies Ltd All Rights Reservied Build Time HP Notebook PC BIOS Version KAM Copyright - Hewlett-Packard Co BIOS Version KT B T A CPU mobile AMD Athlon tm XP processor K System RAM Passed M Extended RAM Passed K Cache SRAM Passed System BIOS shadowed Video BIOS shadowed Fixed Disk TOSHIBA MK GAS ATAPI CD-ROM Hl-DT-STCD-RW DVD DRIVE GCC- N Mouse initialized Pressing lt F gt shows Entering Setup Does not do anything after that Pressing lt F gt shows Booting From LAN Does not do anything after that either I have looked all over and tried resetting the computer via the reset hole on the underside of the computer holding the lt FN gt key while booting holding the lt FN gt key and F all without success I am at a loss as to how to resolve this issue Hp tech support charges for year of phone support for one year of phone support with hardware repair I d like not to use HP except as a last resort Anyone have some ideas Thank you Jeff nbsp

A:HPze4610us can't access CMOS, startup, change boot order

are you certain the 'top wasn't overheating or subjected to an electical disturbance from the AC adapter (surge/spike)? this could also be caused by a random failure, loose part, or excessive dust. you should explore these possiblilities first.

and yes, the HP tech support is a rip off (not unlike other OEMs i might add)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hpze4610us-cant-access-cmos-startup-change-boot-order.33041/