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Thread: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

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    Question How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    My Gigabyte Q77M-D2H board has come back from service and when reconnecting everything and starting it up I can't boot from any of the entries listed under Boot Option Priority. Also, the boot entries are different. Instead of one or two entries representing Windows 8 and my RAID array I now have one entry for each of my six disks (none prefixed with UEFI).

    So it seems I have two problems:
    1) The motherboard has forgotten where to find my valid boot configs
    2) It has yet not picked up the fact that four of my disks are joined in a RAID

    I have tried to type ctrl-I at boot but haven't been able to enter the RAID console, so can't see what the status of the RAID volume is.

    How can I attack this and make my system bootable again?
    (both installs and data are valuable)

    Thanks
    Mike

    The system is installed like this:
    Disk 0: SSD (GPT)
    - part 1: empty
    - part 2: Windows 8
    Disk 1+2+3+4: 4xHD in RAID5 (GPT)
    - part 1-3: EFI/RECOVERY/RESERVED
    - part 4: Windows 8 (other install)
    Disk 5: HD (GPT)
    - part 1: data

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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    its ctrl and m I think for amd boards?
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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    But this is an Intel board (CPU is Intel 3475S and chipset is Q77).

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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    ahh ok,ctrl and I then,but it will say for sure what keys to press for the raid console in the motherboard manual

    seemslike you need to rebuild the array? but not sure with raid setups
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    It is ctrl-I. The problem is that the BIOS is neither showing the RAID console POST message or responding to the key combination.

    Rebuilding the array is not an option as I have all my data there.

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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    have you tried a cmos clear? and re enter bios settings?

    using latest bios version?
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    I solved it, though this was quite tricky and unexpected.

    I had already updated the board to latest version F2 BIOS before sending in for service. When it came back I checked the BIOS version and it was still F2, so I assumed all was fine. But it seems Gigabyte service had updated the board with a BIOS missing the RAID ROM, or an incompatible version. After flashing F2 again ctrl-I and other RAID-related stuff started working. And the reason why my system wasn't finding anything UEFI boot entries was because the EFI partition was located on the RAID array.

    What put me on the right track was when firing up Windows 8 Setup just to inspect the disks. In the disk setup you can load extra drivers for RAID but this failed for the same driver I've been using previously. Then I dug up an old disk, made a quick Windows 8 install and tried installing Intel RST. It wouldn't even install but exited with a "The platform is not supported" message. And yes, SATA Mode has been set to RAID all along.
    After reflashing F2 the RAID ROM prints its status during POST just like it should, and Intel RST installa fine, and the array is back.

    So it seems Gigabyte Service messed up the BIOS somehow.

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    Default Re: How do I get my boot entries back in BIOS?

    yeah they usually test with different bios's or maybe sent out a new board idk
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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