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SSD not showing in default boot options


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#1 Rewster

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:30 PM

A month ago I installed a second GPU for SLI, and ever since my SSD in the AHCI P0 slot will no longer show up on the bios default boot drive options. I have to press F11 everytime and select it to boot up. Anyone know a solution to this?


Edited by Rewster, 19 December 2013 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:45 PM

Please share more info on hardware:

 

Motherboard

Bios Flash Version for this motherboard

RAM

Video cards

Power Supply Wattage make/model etc

 

I have seen similar issues happen when a system is running SLI or Crossfire with a power supply that is stressed to the max. At boot there is a large current draw and also there is important timing required to initialize devices, if one of the power rails is slow to react to the heavy draw you will have a hard drive that acts up in which this can also affect lower draw SSD's.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

Mobo- AsRock z77 Extreme4

BIOS- American Megatrends Inc. P2.50, 10/31/2012

RAM -2x4GB G.Skill sniper 1600Mhz

GPU1- EVGA GTX670 reference model

GPU2- Gigabyte GTX670 windforce edition

PSU-1000W Raidmax RX -1000AE

CPU- Intel i7-3770k @4.4Ghz



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:52 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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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.
 
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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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#5 Rewster

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/LRPtpEj6yLFBxVdjW604lQP

 

Ram is also showing as 800Mhz when it is supposed to be 1600Mhz.


Edited by Rewster, 22 December 2013 - 09:56 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

For SLI to work your video cards need to be of the same make and model. Please remove one of them, and see if your issues go away.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

For SLI to work your video cards need to be of the same make and model. Please remove one of them, and see if your issues go away.

Everywhere I have read says they will SLI fine as long as they are both GTX 670. It is also SLI'ing just fine, have noticed an increase in performance and higher numbers in benchmarks.


Edited by Rewster, 22 December 2013 - 11:24 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:24 PM

Each company may have made modifications to their cards which can draw different power levels and this can cause system instability.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

And this is going to affect just my SSD not showing in the default boot drive options?



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:44 PM

You could upgrade your BIOS.  The latest version is 2.9.  Not saying that is going to fix it, but it might be worth trying as they do implement compatibility fixes over time.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:50 PM

Power issues can cause any number of weird issues such as the one you are experiencing.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:54 AM

Updated the bios as suggested. Now im not getting any signal to my monitor.

Edited by Rewster, 23 December 2013 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:39 AM

Did you follow the instructions provided by the Asrock site?

Which method (Windows, DOS, Instant Flash through the UEFI menu) did you use and did the update complete successfully? 

Does it appear to be booting (initialising disks etc.) but without video output, or does it halt on power on?

Any beeps?

Have you tried with one video card connected?

What LED status code is shown on the "Dr Debug" indicator (located near the SATA ports)?

 

As per Asrock's warning, unfortunately it is possible for BIOS updates to go wrong leaving the machine unbootable.  It's rare (I've done hundreds of BIOS updates, on many different machines over the years without bricking any) but in those rare cases only the manufacturers are likely to be able to fix it.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:44 AM

The latest BIOS didn't even address anything major to fix, so I am not sure why it was suggested.

But I would like for you to remove one of the video cards out of the SLI configuration, and try to boot it up again.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:28 AM

It rolls up several updates from the version installed (2.5) which includes changes related to UEFI booting.  Was hoping this issue with the item disappearing from the default boot menu may have been improved in a newer BIOS.  Anyhow, what's done is done.


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