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  1.    22 May 2017 #11
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    It is my understanding that the controller can poll 6 hard drives in milliseconds, unless there is a problem like our OP clearly has.
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  2.    22 May 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    The problem disk maybe has a boot sector? I had that issue reusing a disk I had been using for Linux so initially just removed it from the boot order list in the bios.
    The Clean All procedure should have cleared any of these kinds of issues.
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  3.    22 May 2017 #13
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    I think it is time for us to see some specs on this PC, zbrufan.
    Is this your system here?:
    ASUS Desktop PC Essentio CM6730-06 Intel Core i5 2320 6 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit-Newegg.com
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  4.    22 May 2017 #14
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    From the OP:

    Down toward the bottom, it has an error saying Smart status bad, backup or replace, hit f-1 to enter setup.
    That has absolutely nothing to do with the UEFI firmware trying to boot from the affected hard drive. This has to do with the UEFI reading the S.M.A.R.T. status from the controller onboard the hard drive itself. Is there a utility in the UEFI to check/display the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drives?

    PassMark DiskCheckup - SMART hard drive monitoring utility
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  5.    23 May 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    When you initialized the old drive after the clean all, did you choose MBR or GPT?
    I'm not sure. On the correct drive I installed win 8.1 and believe it just formatted drive before install. I upgraded to win 10 from the free download (really not liking Win 10...seriouslly thinking of going back to 8). On the 2nd drive I am now trying to use, All I did was delete the partition, created a new and formatted it. I just re did it again and saw nothing about MBR or GPT
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  6.    23 May 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    The problem disk maybe has a boot sector? I had that issue reusing a disk I had been using for Linux so initially just removed it from the boot order list in the bios.
    I believe the 2nd drive was used for Linux, but it is not in the boot order list in bios. The only drive in the boot order is the correct drive, but it still tries to load the wrong 1.
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  7.    23 May 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    I think it is time for us to see some specs on this PC, zbrufan.
    Is this your system here?:
    ASUS Desktop PC Essentio CM6730-06 Intel Core i5 2320 6 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit-Newegg.com
    This is not my system. My system has Windows 10 now. Purchased with Win8 that was corrupted so I purchased Win8.1 and installed that, then last year win 10 installed during free upgrade period.
    Intel I7 4 core 3.4ghz Processor
    16GB DDR3 Ram
    1TB West. Dig. internal drive (Correct working drive)
    700GB Samsung Internal drive (This is problem drive)
    3TB Seagate External USB/SATA Drive
    3TB Toshiba External USB/SATA Drive
    1TB West. Dig. External USB/SATA Drive (This is an old Internal drive put into an external case. Newer than the problem drive however.)
    Mother board is an ASUS Model CM6330_CM6630_CM6730_CM^*#) (LGA1155)
    Bios Amer. Mega. version 0404 date 9/28/2012
    If anything else is needed le me know.
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  8.    23 May 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    From the OP:



    That has absolutely nothing to do with the UEFI firmware trying to boot from the affected hard drive. This has to do with the UEFI reading the S.M.A.R.T. status from the controller onboard the hard drive itself. Is there a utility in the UEFI to check/display the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drives?

    PassMark DiskCheckup - SMART hard drive monitoring utility
    OK, I tried this. It says 1 or more SMART thresholds exceded. I am assuming the drive is bad and I should just can it Unless there is a way to fix it. But that doesn't explain why it keeps trying to load off it when it isn't in the boot list and has been formatted and reformatted numerous times.
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  9.    23 May 2017 #19
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    What makes you believe it is "trying to load off of it"?

    If you connect a failing hard drive to a system it can cause the system to lock up. So if the thing you are seeing is that the system goes immediately into the BIOS settings that does not mean that the system is trying to load from the second drive. It can just mean that the BIOS could not complete the routine and it quit and defaulted to the BIOS settings.
    Last edited by TV2; 23 May 2017 at 21:26. Reason: Correcting facts
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  10.    23 May 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbrufan813 View Post
    I'm not sure. On the correct drive I installed win 8.1 and believe it just formatted drive before install. I upgraded to win 10 from the free download (really not liking Win 10...seriouslly thinking of going back to 8). On the 2nd drive I am now trying to use, All I did was delete the partition, created a new and formatted it. I just re did it again and saw nothing about MBR or GPT
    This would apply to the time you performed the Diskpart Clean All.
    After a Clean All the disk is blank, unformatted, and unallocated. When your system (Disk Management) first encounters a blank disk like this it will ask if you want to initialize it. It is in that window that you would be asked if you want to use MBR or GPT format.

    Linux system disks are often problematic to use as 2nd drives in Windows systems because they are formatted differently. But the Clean All will normally wipe out any foreign flags. These flags will cause problems even if the drive is not in the boot order.
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