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

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       #51

    phrab said:
    OK. I'll will try that tomorrow, right after a new backup. Right now, I think I'll have a . I'd get one for you too, but Pennsylvania is a long way away.



    In case I'm still asleep... here's the directions...



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       #52

    Ghot said:
    In case I'm still asleep... here's the directions...




    Fix Boot problems for GPT/UEFI Boot Systems
    Fix boot problems is available in the same location as for MBR systems. Boot your UEFI capable rescue media.
    Then:
    1. the restore menu, then fix boot problems. Alternatively, the restore tab then under restore Select select choose
    tasks Fix Windows Boot Problems.

    2. The Fix boot problems wizard will then open.
    3. You will be presented with a list of Windows Installs, which the wizard detects. these are correct. If the Verify
    wizard has not automatically detected your Windows install, add it using the buttons on the left. You can also
    correct any details using the edit functionality.

    4. if you have multiple disks, you may be asked to select which you should boot from. the (Optional Step) Choose
    disk you wish to boot from, then press next.

    5. The wizard will then display a summary screen. Press Next.
    6. You will then see a report showing you a choice of actions and allowing you to restart your PC. Select Yes if you
    wish to restart now and select NO if you wish to perform additional tasks in the PE environment.
    Thanks again. I'll let you know what happens.
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #53

    phrab said:
    Thanks again. I'll let you know what happens.


    Disregard those directions I copied and pasted... too many errors. Use the picture directions I edited above.
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  4. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
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       #54

    I used the Reflect "Fix boot problems" this morning, but it didn't change anything. I still get the floppy disk error message when I set P0 or P1 as the first boot option, unless there's a rescue disk in the optical drive. @sygnus21 & @Ghot , I found these instructions that I had written down a long time ago. I don't know if I did this or not & I don't know if UEFI is disabled or not. Is there a way to check?
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #55

    Unless you are using it disable the PXE boot,

    Preboot Execution Environment - Wikipedia


    One quick question. You have mentioned it quite a few times and never noticed any other mention of it, is the only reason for having a DVD drive for Macrium? If so just get rid of it as it isn't needed as Macrium can and will quite happily boot from a USB drive (it will also very easily create it for you).
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  6. Posts : 897
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       #56

    stormy13 said:
    Unless you are using it disable the PXE boot,

    Preboot Execution Environment - Wikipedia


    One quick question. You have mentioned it quite a few times and never noticed any other mention of it, is the only reason for having a DVD drive for Macrium? If so just get rid of it as it isn't needed as Macrium can and will quite happily boot from a USB drive (it will also very easily create it for you).
    Thank you very much for your response. Even after trying to read PXE boot in Wikipedia, I couldn't understand it. Nevertheless, yes, my primary reason is to boot to Reflect when a disk is in an optical drive & boot to Windows when the drive is empty. I just made a rescue disk to my USB disk & it works. In fact, Reflect loads noticeably faster from my 3.0 USB port than from my optical drive. Also, when the USB isn't loaded, it boots right to Windows. So I now have my USB as my first boot & Windows boot manager as my second.

    I'd still like to find out why I get error messages when I put one of the optical drives first.

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    stormy13 said:
    One quick question. You have mentioned it quite a few times and never noticed any other mention of it, is the only reason for having a DVD drive for Macrium? If so just get rid of it as it isn't needed as Macrium can and will quite happily boot from a USB drive (it will also very easily create it for you).
    I guess I spoke too soon. For some reason, my BIOS won't save the USB first & Windows boot manager 2nd. If I have no USB in the drive, the BIOS changed to Windows boot manager first & doesn't mention the USB at all. Even if I later put the USB stick in the port, my machine boots to Windows. That means that I would have to press F12 to get to my boot options any time I wanted to boot to Reflect.

    So the problem still exists.

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    I just called & spoke to Gigabyte technical support. He said that UEFI doesn't allow a CD/DVD to remain in the first position & that was an old legacy way of doing it. He said that Windows boot manager should be first & that if I want to boot from a CD or USB drive, that I needed to press F12 & choose it & that the chip won't allow me to use legacy. It's strange because I know that I used to do it that way with this motherboard.

    Also, I'm still confused because @sygnus21 said he has almost the same motherboard.
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       #57

    phrab said:

    I just called & spoke to Gigabyte technical support. He said that UEFI doesn't allow a CD/DVD to remain in the first position & that was an old legacy way of doing it. He said that Windows boot manager should be first & that if I want to boot from a CD or USB drive, that I needed to press F12 & choose it & that the chip won't allow me to use legacy. It's strange because I know that I used to do it that way with this motherboard.

    Well, that's your answer. The Gigabyte BIOS doesn't allow it.
    Remember when I was mentioning use the F8 key for the boot menu? Well, on your Gigabyte board, it seems to be the F12 key. It will bring up a screen like this... and you just pick which ever device you want to boot from.

    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-0000-f8-boot-menu.png
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  8. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
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       #58

    Ghot said:
    Well, that's your answer. The Gigabyte BIOS doesn't allow it.
    Remember when I was mentioning use the F8 key for the boot menu? Well, on your Gigabyte board, it seems to be the F12 key. It will bring up a screen like this... and you just pick which ever device you want to boot from.

    Reset BIOS so that it first checks CD/DVD drives, & then boots normal-0000-f8-boot-menu.png
    Thanks again for all your help!! I do know that it used to work because I've been using Macrium Reflect since 2017, & have restored in the past just by putting the CD in & taking it out after the restore. Maybe something has changed with Reflect.

    I suppose I could just get used to using the F12 key if & when I have to restore.
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  9. Posts : 17,744
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #59

    phrab said:
    Thanks again for all your help!! I do know that it used to work because I've been using Macrium Reflect since 2017, & have restored in the past just by putting the CD in & taking it out after the restore. Maybe something has changed with Reflect.

    I suppose I could just get used to using the F12 key if & when I have to restore.

    After what Gigabyte said...I would press them for more information or a higher tier tech support person. It MAY be that it DID work in the past and that a BIOS update stopped it.
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  10. Posts : 897
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       #60

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    Ghot said:
    After what Gigabyte said...I would press them for more information or a higher tier tech support person. It MAY be that it DID work in the past and that a BIOS update stopped it.
    It took 3 days to get ahold of someone at Gigabyte technical support. She started by telling me the same thing (press F12), but I told her it worked in the past & that it wouldn't save any profiles. She then said that it must be corrupt & that I should remove it & put it in another SATA port. I told her that it was beyond any expertise that I had & she laughed. So I'll remember in the future that they aren't much help.

    In the meantime, I'll just use the F12 key combination when I have to.

    Thanks again for all your time & patience!

    Guess what, @Ghot. Thank you, thank you! I don't know exactly what happened, but I created a new rescue disk, using a flash drive, for my new Macrium Reflect v8. I went into the BIOS & put the USB as option 1 & Boot Manager as option 2. All of a sudden, I can boot to Macrium Reflect when the USB is plugged in & it will boot normally when it is unplugged.

    Maybe it was something wrong with my CD or CD drive that wasn't working. The USB works twice as fast anyhow.
    Last edited by phrab; 14 Jun 2021 at 23:26. Reason: New Information
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