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    Default HDD boot priority keeps changing

    Hey all...been a while since I visited. Hope you're all doing well.

    I have a GA-EP45-DS3L motherboard. I have an SSD with Win 7, plus 3 other HDDs installed. I have ACHI enabled. All was working well until a couple weeks ago when this annoying problem started.

    Basically, the Hard Disk Boot Priority gets reset every time I shut down. The order seems to change randomly. I go into the BIOS and set my SSD as #1 on the priority list, save settings, and OS loads up no problem (nice and fast, I might add )

    The next day, I start the PC and it won't boot because the priority is muddled and one of the storage HDDs is #1 now. So have to go back in and reset.

    I thought it might be my CMOS battery, but my Overclock settings and everything else aren't affected. If it were the battery, you'd think everything would be reset.

    My next step will probably be to crack open the case and check all the cables, maybe put the SSD on Sata 0? Not sure that'll do anything, but I'm hoping one of you has a suggestion.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    What have you done differently in the past couple of weeks? Per se, BiOS update? anything like that, even tho, that shouldn't change your settings I don't think...hmmm... need some more info. If it's your battery (which I have NEVER had one go bad...weird?) But I think you are right it will reset all of the setting if that is the problem.
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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    Anybody got any thoughts here?
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    160GB hdd 7200 sata II
    320GB hdd 5400 ide (?)
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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    Tizzie,
    I haven't done a BIOS update. Still on version f9. Not sure if there's an update available.

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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    boot priority or do you mean boot order? set your ssd as first boot device and dont set the other mechanical hd's just select none,or do you have other os's on those too?
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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    I found a f10 v. Not sure if that is the newest or not, maybe run a check on the site?
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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    could be hogwash, but chek it for yourself against the manufaturer website...

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    @warren, that may do the trick also. Force it to have no choice...lol
    Last edited by tizzie01; 02-12-2010 at 01:16 AM. Reason: forgot to add something.
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
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    Acer X223W 22" widescreen

    nVidia nForce 7150-630i mobo
    Intel Quad Core Q6700 OC'd 3.13Ghz
    4096MB ddr-800
    200GB hdd 7200 sata
    160GB hdd 7200 sata II
    320GB hdd 5400 ide (?)
    320GB ext. hdd Transcend
    MSI dvd rw / lightscribe / sata
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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    I'm talking Hard Disk Boot Priority, not Boot Order. Originally I had Boot Order set to:

    1. USD HDD
    2. CD/DVD ROM
    3. Hard Disk

    Now it's set to:

    1. Hard Disk
    2. None
    3. None

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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    if it is the cmos battery your computer will lose time too
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: HDD boot priority keeps changing

    Found one of my drives was getting a SMART failure warning. It appears to be the culprit as after I removed it, the HDD boot priority stuck.

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