BIOS ignores desired boot priority/order/sequence

Gateway Atxstf
April 14, 2014 at 06:04:14
Specs: Win7 Ult x32, 4Gb
When I connect a second HDD, and reset the BIOS to boot from the SATA socket to which THAT HDD is connected which I want to boot from, booting may still happen from the other socket/HDD. How can the BIOS setting be enforced ?

Basty


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#1
April 14, 2014 at 07:20:25
Are you saving the changes when exiting?

When you enter the BIOS screens is the date and time correct? If not, you may need to change the CMOS battery.


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#2
April 14, 2014 at 08:59:26
It would help to list your system specs & device configuration. What's on the 2nd HDD? Assuming it's a version of Windows, was it installed on the drive while in the system you're attempting to boot it from? Did you try temporarily disconnecting the HDD-1 to see if you can boot from HDD-2?

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#3
April 14, 2014 at 23:22:49
If, as mentioned above, the battery is good and the drive is bootable, are you sure the sata controller and drive are properly set up in bios setup?

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#4
April 14, 2014 at 23:27:43
"are you sure the sata controller and drive are properly set up in BIOS setup?" I'm not, and maybe that is where the problem lies. How would I know ? What is 'properly setup' ?

Basty


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#5
April 14, 2014 at 23:59:36
You'd need to check the manual for the motherboard or system. But basically you'd need to verify the controllers are enabled and the drive is seen OK. Some systems have an IDE mode for sata drives but I'm not sure if that needs to be enabled if the drive is already set up.

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