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Q: BIOS Change from RAID-AHCI to IDE Won't Boot and No BIOS Acc...

I errantly switched the BIOS setting from Raid-AHCI to IEDI while attempting to allow my system to recognize a newly installed SSD. The plan was to clone my HDD to the SSD as the boot drive, but it wasn't seen in windows. Initially, was able to see it in the BIOS settings. Long story short, I switched from Raid-AHCI to IEDI and have not been able to boot the PC since. On boot, the pc turns on and the fans for the power supply and NVIDIA cards spin, but there is nothing visual taking place on the monitor. It's as if the devices are getting power, but the motherboard doesn't know they are there. Tried clearing the CMOS (unplugged, took out CMOS battery, held reset button) and that didn't seem to make a difference. There is supposed to be a "recovery" jumper on the MB (E15), but the pins seem to be missing on my motherboard, so that's not an option. I'm pretty sure that if I can get the MB back to Raid-AHCI mode, it should respond for me again. Unfortunately, without access to the BIOS on boot, I have no idea how to do that. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

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So after I did change to SATA AHCI mode in the BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as a removable device in system tray. So how do I fix this issue, and I did follow the instructions in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 922976, and is found right here; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
 

A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as removable

There is nothing to fix, SATA drives are hot pluggable so that is all perfectly normal.
 

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I wanted to be able to hot swap drives, on a Gigabyte GA-Z97-GAMING 3 M/B. Seems the Gigagbyte BIOS has 3 SATA MODE SELECTION options:
IDE, AHCI and RAID. It was set to RAID, which makes sense as the D drive is a pair of matched SATA III drives in a BIOS (software) RAID 1 pairing. C drive is an SSD with the OS on it. However this option doesn't seem to allow hot swapping, even though all drives are set in the BIOS with hot swapping enabled.
Setting the SATA MODE SELECTION parameter to AHCI doesn't allow booting, and I am afraid of enabling AHCI in the registry in case "something bad happens" to the RAID. What will happen if I both set AHCI in the BIOS and set the Win 7 64 bit registry for AHCI? Will the RAID1 Intel Rapid Storage Technology software RAID 1 pairing still work, and will I then have hot swappable drives? Thanks.

A:BIOS, RAID 1 and AHCI hot swappable drives question

Edit: Putting the edit in the beginning, but do read till the end please. You have a separate controller named Marvell? 88SE9172 chip, try setting this as AHCI in BIOS and attach the drives you want to hot-swap to GSATA3 ports 6-7(grey ports?), see if it works. Maybe you wont have to change to AHCI on your Intel chipset after all.

Hey, I have an older AMD Gigabyte board but things may be similar. I will share my experience.

First of all, in BIOS I have 3 different sets of options for IDE/RAID/AHCI. Namely, E-Sata ports (x2 SATAII), GSata (x2,SATAII) and OnChip SATA (this is the SB850 SATA ports,x6 SATAIII). E-Sata and GSata are both controlled by Jmicron chipset.

When I installed current OS a month ago on my new SSD, I installed with OnChip SATA mode set as RAID as I had 2x1TB BIOS raid0 and 2x640GB BIOS raid0 that I didn't want to break. The RAID option in theory is just a subset of AHCI and should have the same functionality. However, Samsung Magician program for the SSD had problems recognizing the SSD properly. So I had to change to AHCI.

You can definitely change the registry to load msahci(and IAStorV on intel?) on startup, it is just another driver to be loaded, OS will continue to use RAID drivers as long as BIOS is set to RAID. However, you will lose your BIOS raid once you switch to AHCI in BIOS, they will be back if you change back to RAID once again (just don't do anything to them in windows ). I backed up my data and set-up a new windows raid0 in disk man... Read more

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W540 20BG001CGE, had BIOS 1.05 and RAID 1 with two Samsung 840 EVO 1TB working fine under Windows 7 - x64. Did a (by lenovo update tool recommended) BIOS Update with the bios update manager to 2.05. Update ran fine. After Rebooting (and loading defaults, disabling Intel Rapid Start, Changing BIOS boot option to legacy first ... I recognized SATA Option (AHCI or RAID) in BIOS is gone. At boot Intel Matrix Storage Configuration doesnot appear anymore (where you can build RAID etc). Boot then brings up message "missing operating system". Downgrade to BIOS 1.05 impossible, due to ISO File on www.lenovo.com support is not system compatible, message "Lenovo Group Limited - Invalid system disk; Replace te disk, and then press any key")(The link to the ISO File version 1.05 at the bottom of this page links a non bootable ISO imagehttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS039078)Also the downgrade to BIOS version 1.08 found here http://www.notebook-driver.com/detail/thinkpad-driver-id-22182/ doesnot work, CD also messages "Lenovo Group Limited - Invalid system disk - Replace ..."). Rewriting BIOS version 2.05 (GNET57WW) doesnot work (says "BIOS update not necessary"). Embedded Controller Version GMHT25WW (1.10) ME Firmware Version 9.0.22.1467. Anyone has a suggestion what to try next? Anybody has a hint how to get back my RAID controller?thanks and have fun










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A:W540 SATA Option (RAID or AHCI) gone after BIOS up...

Did you order your system as RAID model?  W540 does not come with RAID by default.  Lenovo has to license RAID option ROM (costs $) so it is only provided if you order RAID model from Lenovo.  As far I as I know, the only RAID model in Europe is 20BG001Sxx.  And your 20BG001Cxx model came with only 1 disk.  If I am wrong about this, please let me know.
 
I believe there was a bug in 1.05 that mistakenly enabled RAID on some non-RAID models.  The bug was fixed in 2.05, so unless you really have a RAID model W540, then RAID would become properly disabled on your system.
 
 

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When to use RAID, AHCI or IDE options in BIOS during windows installation?

A:When to use RAID, AHCI or IDE options in BIOS during windows installation?

More than likely you won't be using raid. Which of the other ones you use depends upon your hard drive type. You use AHCI for SATE and IDE for IDE. Have you tried google?

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Did anybody reading this find where to change AHCI to RAID in the BIOS of a Asus p8z77 v pro motherboard?
 

A:Solved: AHCI to RAID in the BIOS of an Asus p8z77 v pro motherboard.

Assuming that board supports RAID, it should be in the SATA controller options.
EDIT: User Manual, page 4-23
 

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Hi all
It will mean a fresh CLEAN install of Windows I'm afraid but if you have decent SATA disks change the default setting in the BIOS from IDE to AHCI.

It really WILL improve system performance --one of my big bugbears on any discussion on performance is how the I/O subsytem (generally Disks) is forgotten - yet on most home computers the I/O subsystem is often the real cause of dreadful performance.

You'll have to do a windows CLEAN install as the system will BSOD if you just change the BIOS so you won't be able to run the installer from within Windows itself. (If you can you are very lucky).

It won't effect any Virtual machines you may have however (apart from improving disk performance).


Cheers
jimbo.

A:Change IDE to AHCI in BIOS - Much better performance

I went back and forth between AHCI being on and being off on my new box that I built in July. Honestly, with almost ever task I did and with any benchmarking tool, I didn't see any real performance gain with AHCI enabled.

Unfortuantely, with AHCI on, I do have about an 8 second delay on each boot as the storage controller initializes. And since I do boot daily, and it was costing me 8 seconds which I didn't pick back up elsewhere, I just run with AHCI disabled.

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I have a Notebook HP ELITEBOOK 820 G2 and i want to change the HDD option! SATA TO AHCI but i do not find these option.Please, somebody can help me. The version of the BIOS is  N75 Ver. 01.04

A:CHANGE SATA to AHCI BIOS

It is already set to ahci and could not be changed to anything other than that. What makes you think it is other than ahci?

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I just changed my disk setup from:

1 SATA HDD Primary OS Disk
2x SATA HDD Backup Disks in RAID 1

TO:

1 SATA SSD Primary OS Disk
1 SATA HDD Backup Disk
[No RAID]

Everything worked great, no problem. So, since I don't have a RAID array anymore, I decided that I could change my BIOS setting to AHCI instead of RAID. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R v1.0 mobo.

These are my steps:Settings > Integrated Peripherals > "SATA RAID/AHCI Mode" = RAID
--> Changed this setting to AHCI
Reboot
Windows Start screen shows up, but as the color orbs are spinning into focus, BSOD and immediate restart
Repeated reboot several times, same outcome

Next Step:Launch BIOS settings
Integrated Peripherals > "Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode" = RAID
--> Changed this setting to AHCI
Reboot
Windows Start screen shows up, but as the color orbs are spinning into focus, BSOD and immediate restart
Repeated reboot several times, same outcome

Switch both settings back to RAID, reboot, and Windows starts up just fine, no issues.

What am I missing? Why can't I set it to AHCI mode without BSODs?

A:Switching BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI setting causes BSOD at Windows Start

This is a hard one. As I'm sure you know, there should be no difference (to Windows) for RAID vs AHCI. It is normally the same driver, and the same registry setting.

So here is my WAG: maybe you need to have all 3 hard drives connected to break the RAID and change to AHCI.

Once completed, you would then remove the extra drive. Hopefully you have not formatted or changed that drive at all.

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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So after I changed to SATA AHCI mode in the BIOS, the main boot internal hard drive shows as a removable device in system tray. So how do I fix this issue, and I did follow the instructions in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 922976, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
to enable the sata driver first before I changed the BIOS setting. However in the Vista on the
same hard drive in the same computer, with the same SATA AHCI fix done to enable the needed
drivers, the internal hard drive does not show in the system tray as removable. So possibly if
I install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager from their site for this ASUS P5QL Pro motherboard
with a Intel P43 express chip set, known as ICH10, then after a re-boot it may no longer show
as removable. This computer is a 2009 store built desktop that has only one 500 GB SATA hard
drive installed. I had it set in the IDE compatible mode, so that I could mult-boot with XP, Vista, 7, and Ubuntu Linux.

A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS the drive shows removable

That's not an issue at all, and it's perfectly normal. AHCI offers, on some boards, hot swap capabilities. It's nothing to worry about.

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Last boot message on screen "AHCI BIOS not installed", then blank screen.

non branded
XP Home
intel LGA 775 965 motherboard
adata 512 ddr2 ram
DVD ide burner
WD ide drive
 

A:Last boot message AHCI BIOS not installed, then blank

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Changing the BIOS setting for Portege S100 from JBOD to RAID0, I hit space on Exectute Creation and enter the string key in the manual and press "enter".
The settings then return to existing settings and not the new RAID0 setting I selected.

I have been at this most of the day / evening looking at various posts, but I can see nothing wrong with the details entered.

It is the same as recorded in this link:-
[How to Change the RAID configuration|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6901K60006R01.htm]

I am now at the end of my tether, I only wanted to install new WD HDD and do fresh install of XP Pro, is that too much to ask?

A:Portege S100: How to change the RAID in the BIOS

Did you enter "1234" as the confirmation code when you changed the RAID setting?

This code can be found in the users manual :)

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Hi

I have Windows 7 x64 installed on my Dell SPX 420. I was dual booting with OSX 10.5.8. However, I have since upgraded to 10.6, and the only way to make it run due to lack of specific kexts (mac drivers) is to set the BIOS to 'RAID-ON'. This doesn't change anything to RAID. The intel storage manager on boot detects all my hard drives as NON-RAID disks. However, When I try to boot 7, it briefly freezes on the moving startup logo, flashes blue and restarts. I recorded it and slowed it down, and there is no useful information on the blue screen.

I've already read that switching to raid-on in the bios can stop windows from booting, but is there any way around this? At the moment I switch between raid-on and off in the bios. it works, just a bit inconvenient. Could I reinstall WIndows 7 over my current one? Or install it on another drive and copy my current 7 onto it without losing the ability to boot with raid on?

Any help would be, erm, helpful

Thanks
Daniel

A:Change BIOS to RAID-ON without buggering up Windows 7?

Welcome!

If you reinstall Windows over your existing installation, that should solve the problem.

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I have an issue with the SATA BIOS settings which have options for configure as IDE, or set it to as AHCI. So now I can only boot Vista when it is set to AHCI, and only boot the XP when the BIOS SATA is set to configure as IDE, and if not it gives a stop code error 07B. And I did search for a ASUS P5QL Pro motherboard BIOS update, and I have the lattest version apparently. Also I did look in each one's Device Manager to check for driver updates, such as for the serial ATA controllers. So how can I boot both without changing the BIOS setting each time ? I dual boot with the Vista boot manager, and in my motherboard manual it does say; "Due to Intel chipset driver support regulation, the AHCI mode is not supported in Windows XP environment, and is only supported by Vista with OS built in driver. If I try to boot either XP or Vista without changing the SATA BIOS settings, it gives stop code; 07B.
 

A:Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista

Fixed by changing the BIOS SATA configuration settings from that AHCI to IDE, enhanced. And then reinstalled Vista so that both XP and Vista use that same BIOS setting.
 

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see second post.

I have a 3TB drive D: for data formatted with GPT.

Had BIOS OnChip SATA Type set as "RAID" "As SATA Type" from back in the day. When I took out the RAID, I forgot to change this to AHCI when I reformatted and got rid of RAID drives!

Changing to "AHCI" "As SATA Type" as shown in image in second post, causes Windows 7 x64 to lose / not see the GPT on my drive D: and it wants to "initialize" it as MBR or GPT-- no way!!

A:cloned C:, installed AHCI drivers, changed BIOS to AHCI, D:'s GPT gone

ok, returning to BIOS and setting back to RAID, as AHCI typeenabled me to view the drive D: again
C: drive seems to be running much more slowly again.
these drives are plugged into the OnChip SATAWith AHCI as SATA typeno drive D:

With RAID as SATA typehave drive D:
but C: definitely dog-tired-slow
I really should not have fiddled with this at 3AM on a Sunday morning!!! Bah, I'm a pro, what could go wrong???

I'm not sure why changing to AHCI causes windows to miss the GPT on the D: drive.
Can I back this GPT up and restore it? Detect it after changing to AHCI? this is my only large drive, I can't back up the entire fricking thing.

The other question this makes me ask is how do I keep my GPT when I move to another motherboard? I don't trust the GPT like I do MBR hm....

edit: changing back again, it does not seem any faster. Doing more reading, it's ok to leave it as RAID because AHCI functions are still available no? So I really shouldn't gain/lose any performance?

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I bought a brand new SSD, installed it in Windows 7, and there is no option in my BIOS for the SATA controller (to switch between IDE and AHCI Mode). How do I determine whether my computer's sata controller is using IDE or AHCI?

I want to make sure that my AHCI controller is enabled and not IDE when using TRIM.

If anyone can look at the picture below and determine whether my computer is default in IDE or AHCI, then I will mark this as Solved.

Thanks.

A:No AHCI option in BIOS, is my computer default in AHCI or IDE?

Run this tool and see what it says,

AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088 Download - TechSpot

It will show you what mode it's running in.

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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I have an Optiplex 755 OS win 7 running on RAID autodetect /ATA. I wish to use the esata port so I need to change the mode to RAID autodetect /AHCI.I have found 3 different solutions none of which is clear and I am unsure whether I should keep on installing Drivers in the hope that I might hit the correct version. I attach the links that I have found. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/se...https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/w...https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

A:change sata mode to RAID autodetect /AHCI.

Follow the last link (the Microsoft Support article).

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Hello,

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Storage: 1x SSD
Board: Supermicro X9SRW-f

Currently the SATA option in the BIOS is set to AHCI. Windows boots to the desktop without issue.

Objective: Convert AHCI to Raid mode. Use the onboard chipset to create a mirrored array with 2x SSDs.

I've downloaded the driver disc for this board and installed the Intel Rapid Storage driver/software. I reboot and change the SATA mode to Raid. Windows starts to load and immediately blue screens. Changing the SATA mode back to AHCI allows me to boot successfully.

There are a few other drivers from the disc. Installing these drivers causes Windows to no longer boot to AHCI or Raid mode.
iaStorA.inf : Installs RSTe AHCI Raid Controller Miniport + RTS Filter Driver
iaStorB.inf : Installs RSTe AHCI Raid Controller Miniport + RTS Filter Driver

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci (Start set to 0)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV (Start set to 0)

How can I turn on the raid option and get Windows to boot without error? Registry hack? Other drivers?

*Note the O.S. has been cloned to the SSD. I do not have the option to fresh install Windows.

A:Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Change from AHCI to Raid

Raid requires 2 drives do you have the second matching drive installed?

Which Raid config are you trying to use Raid 0(striping) or Raid 1(Mirroring)?

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Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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 Hi,trying to change BIOS language using HP Bios Configuration Utility but get Error code 6 - Access Denied (failed due to BIOS permissions).BIOS version is THI vA0.08.I can read (get) successfully but cannot change any setting...tried to change other settings unsuccessfully.What am I missing? Do I need to set a password first?

A:Can't change bios language - HP BIOS Configuration Utility -...

I should have mentioned...language is currently Dutch and I would like to set it to English. I removed the * and placed in front of English...essentially following instructions in the manual so that is not the issue.thanks in advance for your help ?

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I am using an HP Pavilion xt963 running Windows XP Home Ed. with SP-3.
From time to time I have reset the BIOS so that CD Drive is at the top of the list of devices from which to boot so that I could boot the system with a CD (in one case, a HDClone disk cloning application and in another a bootable CD
which is designed as a substitute for the floppy disks used to access the Windows Recovery Module.

Every time, the system ignores the change in the BIOS and boots normally instead. I go back to make sure the BIOS settings were as changed and find that they are.

The thought occurs that maybe the CD drive is at fault, but I am otherwise reading and writing with it.

I tried dowloading an update for the BIOS from HP, but can not find one on their site.

A:Cannot Boot From CDD Despite BIOS Change

I should add that there is an exclamation point next to Cd-Rom in the boot priority menu in the BIOS. I'm convinced that is a big clue, because it usually indicates some kind of issue. Why is it there? What can be done?

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Regarding my ASUS P4P800 Deluxe MOBO...

Recently updated BIOS version from 1010 to 1019...

Now when I boot the machine, I get the regular POST plus a second screen of some VIA RAID utility searching for IDE devices...

Is there anyway to disable this 'scan'??

It's annoying only because I really have no use for it, I do not use RAID.
 

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I have 2 hard drives with windows system on them. One is windows media center/xp and the other is xp pro. As I start my pc it goes through the bios and then stops and I have 2 choices. Booting to the media center drive (rdisk 2)or the xp pro drive (rdisk 0). Both drives boot to their respective desktops, all is well. Btw i did install the systems when both drives where running.

My question; when I change my bios from first boot disk 0 to disk 2 (disk 1 is another storage logical drive) then save and exit it wont give me that choice anymore is shows a ďNTLDR missingĒ. I go to bios configuration again and change back to the original first boot drive 0 and I can boot to either hard drive with no problems. Why this is so.

This is my boot.ini for both bootable drives:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Thanks to all
Robert
 

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Hello everyone! I didn't see any forum listing for software, but i wanted to boot to usb so i could revert back to win 7, I just don't want to take any chances and touch anything without advice.
Anyone have experience on this? Dell 17 inch laptop 7737 touch based  Thank you

A:How to change the bios on 7737 to boot to usb

Minimum:  Secure boot must be turned OFF and your Windows 7 SP1-64 bit boot media must support GPT (UEFI boot).  To prepare such media, see:
blogs.technet.microsoft.com/.../
32-bit Windows 7 or a bootable DVD will require legacy boot.

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Hello,

I am using the tutorial on resizing a partition using the GParted Live CD.

The computer is an old Compaq Presario 700 with XP.

It has a floppy drive and it will not boot from the CD I made.

The instructions say "Note: You may need to change the boot sequence in you BIOS to boot from the CD drive."

I can't find instructions on how to do that, can anyone help?

Thank you.

I am doing this for practice.

A:change the boot sequence in BIOS

You need to get into setup as the computer first starts to boot, you may have to watch the screen as it goes through the boot sequence to whit key that machine uses. there are few variations, what for hit # so & so to enter setup. Once in setup take time to digest how to get round and what the different screens allow you to do. Amongst the menus you will find where to set the boot sequence, seat it to you CD drive and exit it will ask if you want to save changes. That should do it, if there is any problem or it just won't work on that machine go back into setup and choose default bios settings all will go back to factory board setup.

Phil

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Hi all,
I have an old Dell laptop that is currently running Windows XP, but I'd like to install Linux on it. So I went into the BIOS, revision A14, and got to the page that changes boot order, so I can boot from CD. It says to use the right and left arrow keys to change it, but they don't do anything. So I am stuck with having to boot from floppy which I can't do for unrelated reasons. Any ideas on why I can't change this? The keyboard works fine, I can change other settings, just not this. Or am I totally missing something? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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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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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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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Hi, i have a Presario CQ61 laptop and i cant change the boot up sequence in Bios. When i do get into bios i cant get the arrows to move up or down,the arrows seem to be 'stuck' which means i cant change it to boot/start from a usb stick or dvd/cd drive. I have tried  pressing other buttons on the keyboard but it still doesnt work.Saying that though i can still move the cursor/arrows left or right,Thx

A:cant change boot sequence in bios

Hi, The boot priority set in the bios is often ignored anyway, but you could try the following. Insert the Boot Media 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 or USB Flash Driver option, depending on which typre of media you're using, then hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K

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I am trying to get to the boot sequence settings in the BIOS and I have forgotten the administrator password. Afgter 3 unsuccessful attemts, I get the following message 50902428. Can you help me get in?











Solved!
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A:Need to change the boot sequence in the BIOS

When asked for password try 45660408

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Hi everyone, firstly I have an old (but still very spry) AMD 850 Duron 20gHd, award Bios with XP Pro Sp1 updated to Sp2 via updates.
Well silly me was reading about overclocking (which I know nothing about), and decided to change a setting in the bios to Enable, ummm the " CPU temperature shut down" ?? not sure exactly what it was called but something very close to that. When I hit "Y Enter" the screen went black and thats how its been ever since. Ive tried tapping delete on startup and the XP CD but nothing .. just the black screen! Any sugestions on what I can try? Thanx

Ps I've since read a number of reports refering to AMD chip tempretures being misread by bios's, sounds related maybe??
 

A:XP Pro wont boot after bios change?

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???

Cheers,

Sean

A:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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I am trying to delete all the files from an old HP (XH545) laptop running XP. Its screen doesn't work, so I have it attached to a remote monitor. I have both a bootable floppy and bootable cd which have Active@ Kill Disk. My intention is to boot one or the other and erase everything on the hard drive.

Problem: I am unable to get into my BIOS to change the boot order. Since I have to do a Fn-F5 to switch over to the monitor, I am unable to get there in time to see when to hit F2 to edit my BIOS. I have been trying for several hours to "guess" when to hit it, still with no success. I'm not even sure I would be able to see the BIOS screen anyway - maybe you have to get past that for Fn-F5 to swap out to the monitor.

If I let the system boot normally, I can swap over in time to see it loading Windows XP.

Question 1: Is there any way to change the boot order from within Windows (or from DOS prompts)?

Question 2: Lacking a positive answer to #1, is there any other way to delete all the files from the hard drive so I can dispose of the laptop?

Thanks!

A:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

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I want to change the boot order to allow bootup from iso disks.Keyboarding F10 at doesn' t bring up the BIOS screen, and the machine just boots into  Win7. Any suggestions?Thanks

A:Can' t enter BIOS to change boot order

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

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I would like to know if possible -how to change BIOs to boot from USB drive. I have already seen the option when login, option to resume normally or other..and in advanced options the list includes:

sys restore
sys image recovery
startup repair
command prompt
UEFI firmware setting
startup setting

maybe its UEFI?

I downloaded the macrium program earlier.

A:inquiry on how to change BIOs to boot from USB drive

Hello Pathfinder,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

USB Drive - Boot from in Windows 10

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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?
 

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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Hello everyone! Ever since day 1, my Dell 7737 has always performed like a snail. Most forums recommended i do a format with a fresh copy of windows 10. So that is what i will try. I downloaded a fresh copy of 10 to a usb drive. I want to change the boot order so that when i restart, i can get the laptop to read from the usb and install fresh copy windows 10. 
Also, I've been advised to do a "custom" installation from the installation menu offered, and delete all partitions, even Dell recovery. How would i do that???

Thank you.

A:How to change bios to usb boot for 7737 laptop

To get into BIOS setup to change the boot sequence, press F2 at powerup.  You can also press F12 at powerup a few times and choose the USB device from the boot menu -- be sure you go in and turn secure boot OFF before you do.

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This is the first time I've seen a computer with a boot order that can't be changed. It's a rebuilt Dell E520. When I go to the bios, it lists about 7 changes that can't be made, and one is the boot order. It boots the HD first and the CD/Rom second. period! So is there some other way I can run the Reinstallation CD so I can repair whatever it is that's making this machine seem like it's got the FengXing Infection? Thanks, Bahb
 

A:Solved: Can't change boot order in Bios

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Here's the deal.

I'm administering a LAN consisting of IBM NetVistas (Phoenix BIOS v4.00, mostly) and there is a BIOS setting to have 3 different boot orders depending on the startup type. Primary, Auto & Error startup sequences depending on the circumstances.

What I want to do is disable the last 2 boot preferences so that only the primary is used, and I also want the primary to always boot in the following order: Removable > CDROM > Hard Disk 0 > None. I also want to disable a thing called the PXE Boot Agent, which keeps trying to boot of the LAN, which is a real pain.

When I originally build these PC's I'm using a ghost boot disk which I have set up to automatically boot into ghost and deploy a pre-determined image.

Is there something I can use to change the BIOS settings on each PC as I build it so that the settings above are applied? As usual IBM are no help. I either get told it's not possible (seems doubtful to me tbh) or that they'll 'get back to me' which obviously never happens.

Am I asking too much?

The reason I need this is that if this is not done and the PC is not shut down properly, the BOIS the PC then goes into the error startup sequence which automatically tries to boot off the LAN, and no matter how many times the user tries to reboot it stays stuck in this loop, meaning I have to go out to each user this happens to (at least 5-10 per week, on our 1500 PC site).

thanks in advance.

***viBe***
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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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Ok heres the thing, i need to install windows xp on my hard drive but my computer is set to boot from hard drive first... i can not get into bios setup because i bought the computer from a pawn shop and they didnt give me a password to it.... I can however hit esc to see boot menu... but i cant seem to move the devices around....
PhoenixBios 4.0 release 6.0
heres what it looks like

1. +Hard Drive
2. +Removable Drives
3. CDROM Drive
4. LAN (something like that, irrelevant)

is there a hotkey to move these guys around? ive pretty much hit every key on my keyboard to no avail... moving to number 3 and hitting enter doesnt help either. plz reply , any help works... i havent called hp for password to bios because they will require some type of receipt or something to prove i didnt steal it.... i didnt keep my receipt from the pawn shop

thx in advance
 

A:Change laptop to boot from cd first without entering bios?

You've tried the corresponding 1,2,3,4 numbers? Or hilight the device you want to boot first then hit a left or right arrow?
 

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I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   

A:U300s: Cannot access BIOS to change boot order

peavers wrote:I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   I think the problem is in deleting Ubuntu. According to this video after the deletion of the Ubuntu partitions they must be combined back to the Windows partition.

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I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
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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Hi people. I'm either having a brain fart, or my BIOS is not working correctly.My BIOS version: American Megatrends Inc. G74Sx.201, 4/27/2011I need to boot from DVD to install a Linux Distro.When I go to my BIOS, and I look at the boot options, I don't see the option for my DVD drive. I took some photos of the options in my BIOS. Can someone assist me in figuring out how to boot from disc?CPU-ID Info - http://valid.canardpc.com/d0litf Screenshots (1400 pixels wide)http://i.imgur.com/jvENq9K.jpg?1http://i.imgur.com/MdUKJth.jpg?1 Also, once the changes are made... what key do I press during start-up to get the boot menu? The way it is now, both F2 & Del bring me to the BIOS. Thank you ExplodingMonkey

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.
 
Once you set it to boot from disk (first) it will boot from the disk, in some instances it may prompt you to press "any" or a specific key in order to confirm the boot.  You won't change the key, it'll still be f2 or esc to get back to that screen.  The bios screen just lets you select the order in which devices are booted, you'll want to set your dvd to boot first of course.

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i opened up one of my customer's ibm laptop... the cmos battery is missing. i cannot go into bios settings. so booting from cd is out of the question, yes, i can boot from a series of floppy disks (old ibm with floppy drive) to start the xp install, (possibly) but there has to be another way.... which leads me to my second problem
toshiba satelite notebook. if i try to get into the bios configuration, it freezes on me until i hit enter. it seems like its indicating a problem with my hard drive if i try to go into bios. but ih ave tried 3 other hdd. i still cant go into bios. again, i want to change boot settings to install windows.

now, since i cant boot to xp with both these laptops, how am i gonna fix them?

i know i cant hook up the hdd to my desktop and install windows via usb... i have a 2.5 to 3.5 hdd converter...can i install windows in the laptop hdd with my dekstop?

or any other way to do it?
 

A:2 laptops need repair, cannot go into bios settings need 2 change boot.. what now?

up.

help
 

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Asus G73sw Laptop that I have used every day for the last 2 years.

So, I got the message: "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device, press any key" so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it; same message. I took apart the computer and checked the connections and cables. One time, during the constant restarts with other HDDs, I got the message "A Disk Read Error Occured." When I entered the BIOS menu, It recognized the HDD. Also, on the Easy Flash, I could see that HDD and its files.

Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode. I am unaware what this is, but I assume it will work for now?? I have made no updates to windows 7, installed no drivers or programs recently, and am unsure why BIOS won't load any of my HDDs to windows, when BIOS clearly sees it.

Can anyone help me with this issue?

Thanks
 

A:Help: Can't boot from BIOS, Needed to change to UEFI, on computer I use every day!

so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it;Click to expand...

OK, you cannot take a hd with windows already installed and put it in another system then expect it to boot. Not going to happen unless the two systems have very similar or identical hardware.
Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode.Click to expand...

This allows windows boot mgr to take over the boot process. This is not the only difference; there are many. UEFI uses GPT table, can address larger hd, and a lot more. Here is an article that explains uefi in more depth;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
 

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Hi All - I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Before installing everything I wanted to partition the hard drive, for various reasons. To do so, I installed EASUS Pro. (Have used that many, many times on my W7 PC without a problem.) Anyway, it went away to resize the boot partition and now I can't do a !@#%$ing thing. The laptop boots to a 0xc0000225 error screen, and that's it. I entered the UEFI Firmware Settings, and managed to firstly change the fn keys to standard (YAY!) but I CANNOT use the F10 key to save the boot priority to CD/DVD or anything else, so I have nowhere to go from there.

Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have literally no idea what to do, am hundreds of miles from any physical support, and so have a totally useless, very expensive laptop on my desk.

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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Helping a friend repair her pc turned into a nightmare, met my match as a pc tinkerer.
Anyway, processor had the pins bent after a bad heatsink removal and wouldn't boot.
Replaced processor with what I thought was a compatable one, now on startup it reads:
microcode failure, update bios, F2 to continue
I cannot get into the bios set up menu.
Is there a way to update bios with a boot disk of some sort or clear the bios and start new??
Compaq Presario SR 1403WM
original CPU: AMD sempron sda3000aioba
replacement CPU: AMD sempron sda3000aio2bx-n
Mobo: Asus K8S -LA
 

A:Solved: wont boot, need bios after processor change

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo laptop that is about 4 years old. It was working fine earlier today but when I picked it up to turn it on it was powered down and the message came up saying BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I tried to restart and enter the bios to change the boot order so I could boot from my windows 7 usb to repair the problem with the command prompt but it would not let me into the BIOS. I tried burning a windows 7 Disc to try that but again it won't boot from the cd/dvd either. I know how to fix the problem but I cannot access the bios to change the settings. What could that problem be caused by? Is the mother board gone? I have seen other posts similar to this but everyone seems to pay attention to the windows part and not answer why they can't access the BIOS. I have tried all the keys, F2, F8, F12, F10, ESC, Del. Normally the F2 key works for entering the bios and the F12 is for changing the boot order on my machine. Please help with this BIOS problem and ignore the Windows BOOTMGR problem.

Thank you

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

Might help any helpers if you fill in your computer specs. Keep in mind the more information you give, the better the chance that someone can or WILL help you... Computer type: Laptop & OS: Nevada???? are not much to go on, no?

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I appear to have bricked two 657094-001 motherboards in two Compaq Elite 8300 SFF.  On both occasions I noticed the sata controller in the bios was set to IDE. I changed to AHCI and as expected Win 10 blue screened. Not a problem I will just switch back to IDE in the bios and take it from there.  This action bricked both motherboards. Bios does not post, Fan's run and get progressively louder. Sometimes the bios appears - perhaps one out of 40 boots and I have jumped into the bios and flashed but still no boot after a restart. Also tried numerous cmos reset / battery pulls.  I'm at a total loss. I have never bricked a motherboard by switching from IDE to AHCI and this is now getting expensive. Any help ? Thanks

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I have SSD as primary system drive and 2x512GB HDDs as RAID 1 for storage.

In bios i have options to set them as AHCI, IDE and one more that i forgot...

What is the proper way to set them?

A:How to set SSD and HDD in the bios (AHCI, IDE...)

Hello.


Just be advised if you change the settings at all you may lose access to all the data, especially the RAID, if you're not very aware what you are doing then it's best left as is.



The tutorial linked below will give you some of the basics, but you have been warned.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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I understand that if I wanted to get a SSD (such as the Vertex 2), I would need to enable AHCI in the BIOS.

However, I have pullout chasses in my PC which allow me to swap in and out about 7 different hard drives that I use for various data storage. I also have one hard drive which is an XP boot and another which is a Windows 7 boot. I am currently using plain old SATA in the BIOS.

Can anyone please explain what effect turning on AHCI would have to my system? Would I still be able to access the data disks? Would I still be able to boot off the bootable disks?

Thanks!
 

A:AHCI in BIOS

It would be best to start the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) with a fresh install of Windows. All 3 of my drives are SATA and configured in a 1TB striped RAID. ACHI is automatically enabled when using a RAID array. The data on all your drives may disappear when they are connected when you enable ACHI
 

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hello!! i'm a newby, in need of some serious help!! i just bought a new KT333 dragon motherboard, with an athlon 2100 processor, all new everything really. i'm trying to get in to format my hard drives, and when i'm in the bios, it only shows "floppy" as my choice, and i can't get it to change the boot sequence so i can boot from the cdrom (my windows xp disk). please help! i'm tired of calling and being on hold for 30+ minutes with soyo company!! thank you in advance for any help or ideas!!
 

A:[Resolved] award bios - can't change boot sequence to cdrom

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Still trying to decide which way to go to have one PC with XP and Vista 64. I kinda like the idea of completely separated installations, and was hoping to get assurance that if I installed them each on two separate drives I could control which OS started simply by changing the bootable drive in the mainboard's BIOS. I have a new ASUS P5E and you can in fact set the boot drive. My only concern is whether or not in this situation each OS remains completely independent of the other--ie, that XP does not know Vista is installed in the same box, and vice versa. Can anyone confirm this is the case? I am trying to get around various entanglements and issues (like the restore point deletions, etc) that can occur with dual booting in typical ways.

Thanks in advance,

Noel

A:If you change the boot priority in the BIOS, will 2 OS installs stay independent?

Hi Noel.

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.

Even though Vista is on the D drive, it fools itself into believing it is the C drive. I don't know how this works, but it does. (eg: When using windows explorer under vista, XP is on the D drive).

Let me know if you have any other questions!!

Snark

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I've got a Windows 7 upgrade disc, so I first installed Windows XP and now need to boot from this new disc. Because I'm going from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Windows 7, I have to boot from the disc.

I can press F12 to get into the boot order selection screen; but pressing the arrow keys, escape, or enter has no effect. Once I'm on that screen, I just have to turn off the PC because I can't do anything else.

Both keyboards I've tried have been USB. I actually bought a new keyboard in case my keyboard was the issue, but the stores only had USB keyboards--if USB is the issue, I'll have to wait a few days before I can borrow an old keyboard that uses PS2.

Is there any way to workaround this using the USB keyboard I have?
 

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

Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

.
 

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Have a Lenovo H420 desktop that was upgraded about 2 months ago. We backed up everything and want to reinstall Windows 7.

But I can find no way to get into the Setup screen. I've gone to Settings, Update & Security, Advanced Startup and Restart Now. But I have no option to Use a Device. If I choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options, the subsequent screen has no option for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I've disabled Fast Boot through Power Options in the Control Panel, then tried F2 and the Delete key when starting. Nothing...

The fact that I can't do something that was so easy in Windows 7 is enough reason in itself to remove 10. Throw in the fact that the scanner part of my printer no longer works is just icing on the cake. I have the Windows 7 disk. I just can't figure out how to use it.

A:After Upgrade Can't Access BIOS to Change Boot Order for W7 Reinstall

According to the mamual:






2.3 System Setup

System Setup configures the network configuration for the Lenovo Rescue
System to ensure your Rescue System can connect to internet. In addition, System
Setup sets and manages all passwords for the Lenovo Rescue system.

2.3.1 Launch
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key when turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System open, then select System Setup.

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A little while ago, I noticed that my motherboard's BIOS was configured to use IDE instead of AHCI. I don't know if I installed Windows 7 while it was in IDE mode and didn't realize it or if the BIOS just switched it by itself (can it do that)? I've read there's a way to switch it back to AHCI mode without requiring a reinstall by going into the registry and modifying the values for msahci and pciide before restarting and switching to AHCI. That doesn't work for me though.

What ends up happening is that in the POST screen, the motherboard will detect the DVD drive fine but when it tries to detect the hard drives, it'll say something along the lines of "Auto detecting SATA 2..." and then just stay there. I don't know if it actually progresses after that since I didn't have the patience to wait, but the point is that it shouldn't be taking that long. It doesn't even boot into Windows.

My real question is this: Is there something wrong with my motherboard? My computer is getting a bit old (5 years) and I have noticed that the motherboard is taking longer to detect devices. Before, the computer would show the motherboard splash screen immediately, but now it displays "Loading ASUS Express Gate..." for a few seconds before doing so. Afterwards, it also tells me that it can't detect a hard disk for a split second before booting into Windows. I think all of this started happening after I unplugged everything to clean out the computer (I might've rearranged ... Read more

A:BIOS and AHCI Issues

This is the tutorial for how to switch to AHCI if W7 was installed in IDE mode:
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

As for your boot problem, it sounds like the BIOS setting reverted to default and Asus ExpressGate was enabled afterward. The BIOS can reset if you removed the 3v battery from the motherboard, but it can also reset if you caused a short circuit while removing parts, even for a brief second.

You can disable ExpressGate in BIOS. That 'feature' will slow down boot time. Also enable 'Quick Boot' and disable 'Full Screen Logo'.

If you moved things around in the PCI slots it is always a good idea to perform a ClearCMOS (CLRTC) procedure afterward. This forces the system to re-recognize all devices and it resets the BIOS defaults too. It may also clear up any configuration errors that are delaying boot.
The procedure is in your motherboard manual, or ask here.

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dell inspiron 530 with xp on it, i notice that during the black screens on startup it says AHCI Bios not intsalled, it seems everything is running ok, but this has me worried as I haven't seen it before, I reinstalled setup disk and went to repair, it went to cmd prompt, I then tried to do CHKDSK/R" command is not recognized
 

A:Solved: Ahci bios?

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My vaio doesn't have the option to chose achi or ide in it anymore, it used to before Sony updated the bios a year or two back.  Anyways I don't know how to change my start type to achi from within Windows 8.  Here are the relavent registry keys.  I didn't have a StartOverrude in storachi, any one have any ideas? Thanks
 
iastor
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000000
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"Tag"=dword:00000019
"DisplayName"="@oem5.inf,%*PNP0600.DeviceDesc%;Intel AHCI Controller"
"Group"="SCSI Miniport"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor\StartOverride]
"0"=dword:00000003pciide
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pciide]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000000
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000003
"Group"="System Bus Extender"
"Tag"=dword:00000012
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pciide\StartOverride]
"0"=dword:00000003storahci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000000
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000003
"Group"="SCSI Miniport"
"Tag"=dword:00000058
"DisplayName"="@mshdc.inf,%storahci_ServiceDescription%;Microsoft Standard SATA AHCI Driver"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\PnpInterface]
"5"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Enum]
"0"="PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_3B2F&SUBSYS_9067104D&a... Read more

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Hey everyone,

First today, I wanted to enable AHCI with my GA-EP35-DS3 & Samsung HD300LD (C:\, System Drive with Vista x64) & HD500LJ (D:\, Tools, Media, Games).

After rebooting twice (D: didn't show up after first reboot, driver install I guess), former drive D: is now there as drive F:.
I can't start anything that's installed on it obviously.

I wanted to update my Bios, but I don't have a USB-Stick at hand and the ONLY disks I have found are those of Linux SUSE 6.2, which I seem to not be able to format? Anybody know why this is?

I don't really trust the Gigabyte Windows BIOS flash.

Any help appreciated.

Best regards,
JD

PS:
BTW, to test the change after enabling AHCI, I copied 20,3GB from D: to C: with the standard (IDE) setting and then with ACPI enabled ("SATA RAID/AHCI Mode" and "Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode").

During both tests I had Opera running and started a *.wmv file with WMP about 20 secs into the copy process.

With the standard setting it set in with about 33-34 MB/sec, there was no halt or slowdown when I started the media file and it took 8m 49s until completition.

With AHCI enabled, the copy process started with 46 - 48 MB/sec, then when I wanted to start the media file, it took about 20 secs until WMP started playing the file, the transfer rate dropped to 35 - 36 MB/sec and never recovered. This time the process took nearly 10m to complete.

Is this normal behavior? Am I missing something?

PS2:
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A:AHCI & BIOS problem

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I have a SSD drive & want to use the AHCI Mode & Native Command Quening from W7 Pro X64.

I performed the Regedit by setting the START paramater in the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci
from "3" to "0" - and then making the switch in the BIOS from IDE to AHCI.

Windows still would not load! The Bios screen would not load W7.

I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Board that has a Intel P45 Chipset & I installed the latest Intel Sata drivers before I tried the change. I had to use my Acronis True Image program to get W7 back up & running.

My Board has 6 Intel Sata ports & two Gigabyte ports on the board. I don't use the Gigabyte ports & they were left in the IDE mode in the Bios when it failed.

The Bios screen loaded differently but failed as I said to load W7.

???? Can I fix it without doing a clean install? Did i do something wrong? I also saw a MS Fixit for this change.

If I perform a clean install will W7 load & install in the AHCI/Native modes with the bios setting to AHCI & not IDE? I have the SSD for programs & a 1TB HDD for storage & backup.

Thanks!



I

A:AHCI Bios Setup for SSD?

It is possible that the registry setting that you changed only supports the Microsoft AHCI drivers, not the Intel ones.

I don't know whether it'd be practical to uninstall the Intel drivers.

If all else fails, a re-install of Windows with the SATA controller set to AHCI in the BIOS should work fine. You should not need to install any third-party driver to install Windows on a drive that uses one of the Intel SATA ports.

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Hello, My question about my HP computer's BIOS is two-fold; this is the second part (first part has already been answered). The computer is a 64-bit HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7585.uk (model RE467AA?ABU) with ASUS motherboard (P5BW-LA, Rev. 1.05, Basswood) with Intel P965 chipset (I.D. 2812), socket LGA 775, Core2 Duo CPU E6400 @ 2.13 GHz, with 8GB DDR2 RAM and BIOS by Phoenix Technologies 3.03 dated 2006/07/14 (Core Version 6.0) and Win 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1. Due to its age, the original HDD has been imaged over onto an SSD (Samsung 850 EVO; MZ-75E1T0B), following Samsung's guidelines religiously. I have performed this with my laptop (a few years younger than the desktop) and everything works as it should. The desktop has the following issue: Upon restart (after imaging the original HDD over onto the SSD), one must enter BIOS and change the settings to AHCI (other options being IDE and RAID) in the Advanced Menu. But alas, Windows OS fails to start and an error message is produced immensely briefly (all relevant images have been posted on my profile, but I do not know if they can be viewed, as I am new on this forum). When starting my HP desktop computer, it informs me that SATA AHCI BIOS is installed, but that "This version supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives". I have researched the error and it appears that because this was not a fresh installation of an OS, the AHCI driver needs to be manually switched on in the registry. I... Read more

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Good day,
I recently installed a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive to my old Gateway GT 5676.
OS Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1.
CPU AMD Phenom Quad Core 9600 2.3 GHz.
Motherboard 4006272R - Foxconn (Bengal) RS780 Motherboard.
Memory 8GB of DDR2.
Graphics Card(s) Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 video /Sapphire Radeon HD 3470.
Sound Card Integrated ALC888S HD codec 7.1.
Monitor 19" Samsung SyncMaster.
Hard Drives One Internal Samsung SSD 850 EVO.
One Internal 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II hard drive.
PSU Ultra LSP 650W
Case Gateway 5-Bay uATX Computer Case.
Cooling CPU - Arctic Cooler Freezer 64.
Keyboard HP.
Mouse Logitech Laser.
Before Installing Windows 7 HP and wanting to take advantage of the drives "Trim" function, I checked the bios settings in "Integrated Peripherals"
I was hoping to change the on-board sata mode to AHCI.
I couldn't find the AHCI setting anywhere! This board is SATA II only, Would this board (foxconn (bengal) rs780 Rev 1.0) be to old to be able to select the AHCI mode?

The drive did come with software, which I did not install.

Thanks
N2

A:AHCI Not found in Bios

Hi,
I doubt it has it
I would imagine an old computer would have old legacy bios.

Why do you need it ahci ?

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When I turn on my Dell XPS 410 I can't get by a screen that says:

Serial ATA AHCI BIOS Version iSrc 1.02.22 07062006
Copyright © 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
**this version supports only hard disk and CDROM drives**

Controller bus#00, device#1f, function#02: 02 ports, 02 devices
Port--00: hard disk, wdc wd2500js-75ncb3
(this drive is controlled by the RAID BIOS)
Port--01: CDROM, nec DVD+/-rw nd--3650A
AHCI BIOS installed
Intel® matrix storage manager option rom v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R
Copyright© 2003-2006 intel corporation. All rights reserved.

I have no idea what to do. Please help.

Thank you

A:Sata ATA AHCI BIOS

Can you boot into safe mode?

Any onscreen error messages?

The lines you list...are from the BIOS, which is part of the normal boot process.

Louis

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Hello people, i'm new in this forum so i'm sorry if i shouldn't post in this section
so i just bought a new SSD (850 evo 250gb) And it says on it's software i should enable AHCI mode on my bios
to get it faster. also the tests results show 250 when it was supposed to hit 520-540, and i think it's due to not having
AHCI mode, but i tried to change it in my BIOS, but i only have these 3 options:

- S-ATA+P-ATA
- S-ATA (which is the one i'm using now)
- P-ATA

Isn't there any other way to change it to AHCI mode?
thank you.

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heyas...

Setup:
mobo: abit ab9 pro (BIOS release V20 (latest release)) // Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.6GHz) // 2x 150GB Western Digital 10k rpm Raptors // 4x 1GB mushkin xp2-6400 (DDR2-800) ram // 2x HP dvd840 optical drives (LightScribe)

edit: the 2 hard drives are running raid0 stripe

awardBIOS V6.00PG // serial ata ACHI BIOS Version iSrc 1.07 08042006 // intel matrix storage 6.1.0.1002 ICH8R w RAID5

out of nowhere I noticed that my hdd led and floppy led were solid on... I rebooted and the puter didn't recognize either of the optical drives and the floppy drive didn't function... a direct quote from the mobo during bootup? ?detect drives done, no any drives found?

I went to the BIOS to see if anything had changed... all looked well...

then I replaced all the cables (sata, ide, floppy)... no change... then I unplugged both optical drives and the floppy... the hdd indicator led went back to normal... I then tried connecting just the floppy... both the hdd led and the floppy led were constant on... then I tried just one optical drive... same result? I tried all combinations but the result was that if either optical or the floppy were connected?both indicator led?s would remain constant on?

so I thought that the mobo was fried... so I swapped in a new mobo and the problem was still there...

then during bootup, I noticed "AHCI BIOS Not Installed"... this is a function of the cpu correct??? Is this why the drives are ... Read more

A:AHCI BIOS Not Installed

Look at this helpful Thread that relates a little to your issue.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18329.html

Seem that error is the raid bios, according to that thread you need to go into Bios and find the SATA operation and turn it from "Raid Autodetect AHCI" to combination. At least that is what that thread says, I have no personal experience with this but if you are not using raid why leave it on to cause issues.

Hopefully that helps.
 

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Hi this might not be the correct forum but I thought i'd try anyway.

Basically i've bought a new pc and the BIOS 'American Megatrends' seems to be very difficult to try and find how to change to AHCI mode. I need to change it as im going to be installing a mac os distro.

If anyone has any experience with the BIOS software then please let me know!

Oh and here are my specs if u need them:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 (AM3, 3.20 GHz, 8MB Total Cache),
Standard Heatsink & CPU Fan,
ASUS M4N68T-M LE V2,
2 x MUSHKIN 2GB DDR3 1333MHZ RAM,
POWER COLOR ATI RADEON HD 5770 1GB PCI-E GRAPHICS CARD,
1000GB S-ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive,
SONY OPTIARC 24X SATA DVD BURNER,
802.11G 54mbps PCI Wireless Network Card

Kind Regards,

Scott

A:Changing to AHCI in BIOS

Check page 45 in your manual, download from here:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS M4N68T-M

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My current computer is a inspiron 530s running Windows 7 (of course) and in it there isn't an option in the BIOS for AHCI mode. I have the newest version of the BIOS and was wondering if there might be something else I might could update or change to make the option available. Thank you for your time and i'm sorry if this isn't the best place to post this thread on the forum.

A:No AHCI mode in BIOS?

Concealed10,
Welcome to SF. You will want to visit the Dell site to see if a newer bios version doesn't address this very issue. If it does then you will want to back up all data and research in the Dell manual the proper way to do a bios update as any false move can brick your rig. This isn't to say that it's not straight forward but you must adhere to the procedure.

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Hi.

My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.

Thanks

(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

A:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot

Hi

I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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Hello,

I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

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A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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I tried to booting the computer and received the Award Boot Block Bios and BIOS checksun error. It detects the cdrom but I donít have the CD. Where can I get the cd, like where to download it.

HP Media Center
Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE (LimeStone)
Pentium D
I don't remember the rest.
I found the site for the motherboard. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...cc=us&product=470506&dlc=en&docname=c00379422


Backgorund:
I was having some probelms, which the computer wouldn't start at all and a really loud sound the fan made, so I called my insurance, and they came and change the mother board twice and added a new cooling fan and power supply. All this took two months for waiting for the parts and making an appoinment with the tech.

After replacing the motherboard twice the tech told me I'm gonna order new harddrive, I don't think is the motherboard or the fan. Before leaving he suggested me to call me inusrance and tell them that you want a new computer cause its been more than two months and there has been four calls already. So, I called the insurance and got a new computer and kept the old one.

A week after receiving my new computer I took the old one for repair but at didn't at the end after they told me how much it would cost me to get it fix. Now, I'm deciding to do it myself but, I boot the computer and received something about Award Boot Block Bios. I remember the tech putting a cd to the computer when he tr... Read more

A:BIOS checksun error Award Boot Block BIOS

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79







Originally Posted by ASUS

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I have an Acer Aspire 5733z laptop. And I was just wondering if I can change my bios ID, if this even exists, or to change my bios string. But I am not so sure on how to do this. Because I have an Insyde bios, unfortunetly. And my bios is very limited in settings, which has no "Power" tab, and no "Advanced" tab. And I am very upset about this. But I really want these Power and Advanced tabs to show up in my Insyde bios. So please help me out here, I am asking you.


Because I was thinking of like downloading another Insyde bios from like an Acer Aspire 5742z model laptop, or an HP laptop Insyde bios, but I do not know if that is possible. So any kind of help will be greatly appreciated. That is all I want from you. So please get back to me as soon as you can on this. I would really like my Insyde bios to have a Power and Advanced tab a lot.



And also just let me know if I can change my bios ID, and or my bios string, so I can upgrade to a different bios for Insyde. I have a Insyde bios chip, so any bios should work. But it has to match with my Pentium dual-core processor, I am assuming. Which is what I have. So please get back to me soon with answers. Thank you very much!

A:I would like to know on how to change my bios string or bios id

Please do not create multiple threads for the same issue.
Stick to your other thread:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/i-would-like-to-know-on-how-to-change-my-bios-string-689857.html

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Hi,

I have a Windows 7 Professional computer and I need to change the SATA mode from IDE to AHCI. The BIOS does not have an option to change the mode to AHCI. I have tried everything, from trying to install AHCI drivers (didn't work) and trying to edit registry files (changing all AHCI group files' start values to 0). Nothing has worked.
I would appreciate any help - this is urgent!

Thank you!
robotics5000

A:AHCI mode not in BIOS - URGENT

Are you sure, how old is this pc ?

Usually under the Advanced tab you`ll see a bunch of options, one says sata configuration, if you click on that it may pop up a sub menu.

IDE
AHCI
RAID

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I can't access to this option in the BIOS setup. I need a solution without risk of modding the BIOS or a way to acced to BIOS setup Advance Mode. Could you help me? Cheers

A:Cannot select AHCI option in BIOS for SSD

Hi: Please read this related thread.  You don't need to (and can't) enable AHCI on your notebook. SSD TRIM support is supported in RAID mode for your model notebook as long as you have the Intel RST driver installed. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-to-enable-AHCI-for-HP-ENVY-...

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This is the message I keep getting on boot up. I was messing around in the bios before I was getting this message. I managed to reinstall Windows 7 and it is working fine. The hard drive is Sata. I may have plugged it into another sata port on the board. Anyone have a clue how I can fix this?

Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, version UPSD Source 08-24-2007
Copyright (c0 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
** This version supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives**
Please wait. This will take few seconds.

Controller Bus#0 Device#1F, Function#2: 06 ports, 01 Devices
Port-01: No Device Connected
Port-02: No Device Connected
Port-03: No Device Connected
Port-04: No Device Connected
Port-05: No Device Connected
AHCI BIOS not installed
 

A:Getting AHCI BIOS not installed message

go into your bios and turn off AHCI mode
 

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So I made a bit of a mistake... I threw windows 7 on my new SSD. without having AHCI mode already enabled.. well I found you could do a little registry edit and bam it works... not.. it caused my system to constantly restart until I went back to IDE mode. my mobo is a MSI 870 G45


Question...

Should I just reinstall windows in AHCI mode. I have not installed much at all except for drivers no biggie I'd like to stomp this early. but I'm worried about re-installing will just cause system to go back into rebooting like crazy.

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I have an older Gigabyte mobo, still on SATA2. There were 3 settings in the mobo that deals with IDE vs AHCI, I changed them all to AHCI. I also notice in the BIOS where it says "IDE Master 0", my SSD isn't listed there, it just says None. When I rebooted, there was an additional post screen that says it's searching for AHCI devices, then it says it didn't find any. I installed windows 8 anyway and it worked. I used AS SSD benchmark to confirm that it is running AHCI and aligned properly. So, according to that, I'm running on AHCI, but everytime my computer boots up I still get that same message: searching for AHCI devices and not finding any. What's wrong here?

A:SSD seems to be running in AHCI but BIOS not detecting?

Same is happening with my MB (check my sig), it doesn't show in boot menu but it's there when choosing default boot drive. My guess is that they were not ready for SSDs at the time. I scared me first time I put SSD in, thought it was DOA. It does show properly when in IDE mode but that's not good for SSD.

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Hi, has just installed a SSD and was advised to set the SATA mode to AHCI. But the option available is only :disabledcompatibleEnhanced.is there a way that i can set it to AHCI?thanks!

A:A58 Thinkcentr‚Äče - bios no AHCI option

I have the same Problem, please could anbody help. I Did not find any possibilty in BIOS to activate ACHI

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HI

I have 2X HDD's 1 running windows and other for storage, both were working just fine.

A week ago I had to change my Sata Controller in Bios to AHCI from IDE. I installed a new windows and my 1 Primary HDD is working just fine but my storage HDD doesn't show in windows.

My Bios shows both HDD but windows only one. (My primary HDD got 2 partitions 1-is for Windows and the other one is still empty but after sorting out my HDD problem will use it for duel booting)

Can someone please help my how do I get my 2ND HDD to work in windows without loosing all my data on it?

Regards

A:2nd HDD not working after swapping bios to AHCI

Welcome to the forum Ghozt.
Our experts will need to see some more information. Please read and use this tutorial by Golden and post the picture.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I just upgraded an HDD to an SSD in a HP laptop. The BIOS does not show any SATA options at all. How can I figure out from within Windows 8.1 if AHCI is enabled?

A:AHCI not showing in BIOS/how to enable?

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This may have been posted before but I am looking for some help.

I have a computer that just got brand new. No software or anything. I am trying to load windows and there was a bios PW on the PC. So I removed the battery like a dummy and now I am able to get into the BIOS but I cant load windows.

It is a Fujistu Siemens computer with a CYAN S2696 mobo. 3gb RAM and SATA drives. Now it had XP or some form on the computer before and the HDs are clean now.
I tried to DL a floppy to F6 on install and no lucky.
I am using the sata ports should I be using the raid ports?
Dp / Wc, Gc + ESB2E, 2XEON, 8FDIMM, Eatx, 6 SATA,-3G Raid, 1394A, Rohs


Anyway if someone can point me t othe right place or help me out that would be awesome. I just want to get this up and running and load XP on it.

thanks
J
 

A:No AHCI BIOS error when loading XP

CYAN S2696 you mean tyan
go to the MB website get manual re-set bios
set hard drive mode to ide
google no CYAN MB's
 

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I just installed an ssd and would like to change the bios utility to ahci however there isnt an area that i am able to do this. the Computer is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 (psfa1a-003002).

Do I need to update the BIOS? Where do I get the update and how do I update it?

A:No AHCI in BIOS in Satellite Pro A200

As far as I know BIOS update doesn't offer some additional options. Please check BIOS settings again. In advanced BIOS options there should be SATA option and there you can change between compatibility and AHCI mode.

I have it on my P200. It is almost identical machine but 17? and your is 15? model.

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Hi,

I got a weird thing going on and have NO clue whats the cause.


I want to install win7 on a clean drive.... but I cant even get to the install options, because the drive is not recognized when i turn on the machine. It stalls, even before I can get into the BIOS settings.

I need to manuallly disconnect the drive > then change back to IDE mode inside the bios and now I am able to install Windows.

The funny thing... I have a backup image of a running WIN7 installation and if I copy it onto the exactly same drive it runs without problems in AHCI mode



does anyone have an idea what might cause the problem?

another weird thing.... i already installed win7 in IDE mode and thought that maybe later, once the installation is done i could switch back to AHCI... well, same thing.... once ahci mode was enabled in the bios, the drive was not recognized anymore.
i also tried to install the chipset drivers from within windows and got a "the system does not meet the minumum requirements." after searching a solution for this problem i found out that it wont install until i have ahci mode active.... ugh.... ; )

btw: its a gigabyte ga p35 ds4
and a WD Velociraptor drive

A:HD not recognized at all if AHCI enabled in bios - please help -

There are 6 SATA ports on the "South Bridge" controller (Orange ports). There are 2 SATA ports on the "Gigabyte SATA 2 Chip" controller (Purple ports). The orange ports use the generic Intel SATA/RAID drivers.

Which port do you have the hard drive connected to? Have you tried it in one of the the other ports?

That motherboard has a higher than normal number of complaints on Newegg. It could be defective.

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Hey All,

I'm purchasing a new SSD next week. I've been reading up on it and it looks like I need to enable AHCI in my BIOS. I can't find any option for AHCI though.

I currently have my System setup as RAID0. This was how it was set up in the factory and I haven't changed it.

The only option I have is under SATA operation and I can either set it to "RAID Autodetect/ATA" or "RAID ON".

Is there anyway I can check to see whether AHCI is already enabled? If not will one of the above options enable it?

A:How to Enable AHCI - No option in BIOS.

Some motherboards incorporate AHCI SATA automatically. In the early days of SATA there was a lot of confusion in terminology. "RAID" - "AHCI" - all the same thing.

For your motherboard it looks like you want to choose "RAID Autodetect/ATA" to use a non-RAID setup with AHCI.

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Hi i have a few questions regarding AHCI in my bios, First let me explain i did the Regedit tweak to enable AHCI but I'm confused as to what mode to use.
From my Bios manual Biostar A2+/TA790GX A2+

OnChip SATA Type
This option allows you to select the on-chip Serial ATA operation mode.
Options: Native IDE (Default) / RAID / AHCI / Legacy IDE / IDE->AHCI

SATA IDE Combined Mode
This option controls the SATA/PATA combined mode.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

I have it set to (AHCI) currently and i see a screen detects AHCI drives when booting and then boots windows, I notice in this mode under hard drive configuration i don't see any drives but it still shows it under boot options,

I tried the (IDE->AHCI) mode and I can then see my SATA hard drives show up in hard drive configuration and was still able to boot but i wasn't sure if this is the correct mode to use and if AHCI was enabled? or if both IDE and AHCI was enabled?, Or if it is some mixed mode? I'm Trying to figure out the difference between them 2 modes.

I disabled SATA IDE combined mode as i have no IDE drives in my system, I believe that is only needed enabled when i have IDE and SATA drives installed at the same time?

A:ahci modes in biostar ami bios

Bud,

Your manual should explain the difference. Unless you are using a RAID configuration, and your Motherboard can handle it, select AHCI.

You may need to install its drivers.

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