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HDD not in boot priority list


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#1 Uselesslight

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hey guys, racking my brain here on this one.. I built a brand new computer with an Asus H81M-C/CSM Mobo, i3 4150 processor, 1TB Seagate HDD and everytime I restart the computer it enters the EFI as opposed to booting into Windows. Upon further inspection I noticed that the HDD itself is detected, can boot into Windows if I manually select it from the boot option... But the HDD in question does not show up in the boot priority list, meaning, I can't select it as a bootable device and instead the PC will only go into EFI... Any ideas?

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:48 PM

It appears that board has different boot options, Direct BIOS and FastBoot. Have you tried the different options to see if it helps. Also, did you set the SATA controller to AHCI mode?. That might help it's recognition during boot up.

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

If this has EUFI there may be the option to run in the BIOS legacy mode.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for the fast reply guys, I solved the problem. It had for some reason selected the card reader as the P1 Device as opposed to the HDD, changing the option from the multi-card reader fixed the issue and the HDD is selectable as the first priority boot device.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

Some times it's just that simple.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:04 PM

Yes.. Sometimes :bounce:






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