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    Sata drives

    Hi Guys: I need help ! I am running 1 Wd Sata Hd - 1 Sata Burner- and 1 IDE Burner - How do you change the Boot order so the 1st dvice is the Sata WD Hardrive - Because when I Add a New Harddrive that is a IDE windows trys to boot to the IDE Drive not the Sata drive that Windows is installed
    Here is a pic of the Boot order This is a Epox 9npa sli Motherboard



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    Go to (I believe) the next screen after that one and set the first boot device to SATA3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Go to (I believe) the next screen after that one and set the first boot device to SATA3.

    Thanks: I tried that- Change the boot order to harddrive 1st - But it did not work


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duzmor View Post
    Thanks: I tried that- Change the boot order to harddrive 1st - But it did not work


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    Make a pic of that screen, there should be a place to select which hard drive.

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    What he said. I don't have SATA but my BIOS lists HDD0, HDD1, and what ever else is detected as options for the first boot device.
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    This is the next screen in bios




    and the next



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    Hard disk boot priority is where you should be able to select which drive is first.

    Then I would go downa nd make cd rom boot first then hdd.

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    Duz,

    The 2nd line, Hard Disk Boot Priority, is where you enable your WD SATA drive as the bootable drive...
    Also go down a couple of lines to:
    First Boot Device, click enter and use the arrow keys to highlight your SATA hdd (or your CD Rom as Yardy said) and enter to have it boot first.
    You can then go to next item, Second Boot Device and click enter and set your HDD to boot 2nd, if you follow Yardy's post.
    I would disable:
    Third boot device, and boot other device and boot up floppy seek....


    Me personally, I only want my hdd to boot and don't mind returning to this screen in BIOS to set my CD as bootable if/when I want to reformat... I only like my HDD being bootable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Duz,


    Me personally, I only want my hdd to boot and don't mind returning to this screen in BIOS to set my CD as bootable if/when I want to reformat... I only like my HDD being bootable.
    I just find my system boots much faster configured this way.
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