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BIOS ignores desired boot priority/order

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#1 Bastie


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

When I connect a second HDD, and reset the BIOS to boot from the SATA socket to which THAT HDD is connected which I want to boot from, booting may still happen from the other socket/HDD. How can the BIOS setting be enforced ?

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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:20 AM

Insure that when changes are made in the boot order in BIOS, SAVE and exit would be the choice.  The CMOS battery also holds the BIOS settings when the power is off, it is posible that it is dead and now holding any settings or the drive is unrecognized.  Try the drive by itself without any other drives.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

Well...is that 2d hard drive bootable?


If you haven't made it bootable...that's a showstopper :).


Is there an O/S on this second drive...if so, which one?


As noted above...failure of the CMOS changes to remain...could be an indicator of a failing CMOS battery.


System manufacturer and model?



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