Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal

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       #21

    Now you're back ???

    Can we get a screenshot of what's under the YELLOW dot? After you click on that item?





    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image1.png
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       #22

    phrab said:
    Thank you so much for your help & patience. I've had my optical drives set at A & B for some time without any problem. But I can't find any way to set it back to defaults.

    I set the BIOS like this:
    Attachment 323680
    With that setup, I can put my Macrium Reflect rescue disc in & it will load. However, when I take it out & close Reflect, which starts the reboot process, I get the floppy error message.(The only reason the USB drive is in is so I can take a picture by pressing F12.) The only way I can boot to Windows is to set Boot Manager to priority 1, so I'm really confused as to how to correct this.
    I'm a little confused and have not read through every post here, but as one with a Gigabyte board, and that BIOS/UEFI layout, that boot priority is correct.... first boot device being the DVD drive, second being the Samsung SSD, third being the Windows.

    If you're trying to boot from the DVD, the layout is correct, though Windows should be the second disk, instead of being last.

    BTW, I have a Gigabyte Z170 Gaming GT, a Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 8, and a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Extreme, so I'm very familiar with that UEFI layout and BIOS updating.
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       #23

    Wow. You've been up 24 hours. I've been so confused that I ended up with 2 gin & tonics & 1 glass of wine. I notice that you're in Pennslvania, which makes it 2:00 AM there. Can we continue this sometime tomorrow? I really really appreciate the help, but I don't think I can concentrate right now.
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  4. Posts : 17,744
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       #24

    phrab said:
    Wow. You've been up 24 hours. I've been so confused that I ended up with 2 gin & tonics & 1 glass of wine. I notice that you're in Pennslvania, which makes it 2:00 AM there. Can we continue this sometime tomorrow? I really really appreciate the help, but I don't think I can concentrate right now.


    How about the easy stuff.

    Are both optical drives internal?
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       #25

    Yes, both drives are internal.
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       #26

    phrab said:
    Yes, both drives are internal.
    Ok that helps in knowing at least it isn't showing up as a usb or other device.

    Are both drives showing up inside of windows?
    If not first try switching the SATA power connectors to the drives first, to see if there is a problem, if not, then try the data cables.
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       #27

    First, I want to thank everyone for your time, knowledge, & patience. I've rebooted & made changes so many times, I've lost count. I tried to take pictures of what I saw, but I couldn't take a picture of the error message.

    Ghot said:
    Can we get a screenshot of what's under the YELLOW dot? After you click on that item?
    Here is the screenshot:
    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image.png
    sygnus21 said:
    I'm a little confused and have not read through every post here, but as one with a Gigabyte board, and that BIOS/UEFI layout, that boot priority is correct.... first boot device being the DVD drive, second being the Samsung SSD, third being the Windows.

    If you're trying to boot from the DVD, the layout is correct, though Windows should be the second disk, instead of being last.
    With the layout as in this next screenshot, it works if I have a disk in it. But as soon as I take the disc out & try to reboot, I get a message MBR Error 1
    “press any key to boot from floppy...”.
    I have to shut off the computer, start it, get into the BIOS, & change it to "Optimized Default", so it will boot to Windows.
    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image.png
    sygnus21 said:
    BTW, I have a Gigabyte Z170 Gaming GT, a Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 8, and a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Extreme, so I'm very familiar with that UEFI layout and BIOS updating.
    I have a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7
    Cliff S said:
    Ok that helps in knowing at least it isn't showing up as a usb or other device.

    Are both drives showing up inside of windows?
    Yes, both drives show up & work properly.
    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image.png
    When I click on “Load Optimized Defaults” & save it, this is what I get:
    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image.png
    My boot override is set like this:
    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image.png

    I'm still very confused as to what to do?
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  8. Posts : 17,744
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       #28

    @phrab

    OK, boot override is exactly that. It overrides the boot sequence.
    Whichever one you click on... it will boot from, but only one time.

    Ok, we can now see what's under the CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities, now we need a screen shot of what's under the HDD BBS priorities.
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       #29

    Ghot said:
    @phrab

    OK, boot override is exactly that. It overrides the boot sequence.
    Whichever one you click on... it will boot from, but only one time.

    Ok, we can now see what's under the CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities, now we need a screen shot of what's under the HDD BBS priorities.
    Thank you again for your quick reply. Here is the screenshot:
    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image.png
    The Passport is one of my 2 external drives that I use for backups.
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  10. Posts : 17,744
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #30

    phrab said:
    Thank you again for your quick reply. Here is the screenshot:

    The Passport is one of my 2 external drives that I use for backups.
    Temporarily, unhook the external hard drives.

    For Boot Option priorities set the PO: DVD RAM first, then set the P3: Samsung SSD 850 Pro, 2nd.
    What ever is third, doesn't matter.


    Put something bootable in the DVD RAM drive ofc. And then see what happens when you boot.



    Like this.................



    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-image1.png
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