|If you flashed your bios with that bios update, it changes the default Boot Order priorities in the bios Setup, and in any case, flashing the bios with any version sets any custom bios settings to default settings|
NOTE that in addition to setting the current date and time in the bios from defaults after having flashed the bios, you should always load bios defaults of some sort, Save settings, after you have flashed the bios, to make sure the contents of the Cmos are the correct ones for the bios version (flashing the bios often does NOT do that automatically).
Once you have done that, if you still have the same problem,
" the only way I could log on was I had to boot my slave hard drive from the boot menu...."
....you probably need to go into the bios Setup and change which hard drive is detected first so that that's the same as it was before.
When you have more than one hard drive installed, there is either....
- most common - a list of the hard drives - the model of the hard drive you want the operating system to boot from must be listed first, Save bios settings.
- or - less common - there is more than one hard drive listed in the Boot Order or similar list - they're most often listed generically - the hard drive you want the operating system to boot from must be listed first, Save bios settings.