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    Chang BIOS settings

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    by bcdrguy ·

    How do I change my BIOS settings to point to another drive?

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    • #3119050

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      by jdmercha ·

      In reply to Chang BIOS settings

      You don’t change the BIOS, you change the position of the drives in your case. The primary drive is identified by the connecting cable. You may also have to set the jumpers.

    • #3118985

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      by nofreeride ·

      In reply to Chang BIOS settings

      some continue to tap the F8 key while starting to boot…if successful you will see the menu to get into the bios. (be ye very CAREFUL with what you change, be sure to save & exit)

    • #3118966

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      by b_pope ·

      In reply to Chang BIOS settings

      Are you trying to change the boot order?
      Change from 1st boot Floppy+ 2nd boot HD0+ 3rd boot CD-ROM
      To 1st boot CD-ROM+ 2nd boot Floppy+ 3rd boot HD0

      If so press the F8 or Delete key during post & the BIOS screen should appear & navigate to the menu that lists boot order, usually advanced menu or one of it’s sub-menus.

    • #3118852

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      by 3xp3rt ·

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      For example you have two HDD, on the same cable. If you look at jumpers on the HDD you can see one of this is set to master and the other is set to slave. If you want to change the order of HDD you simply change the jumper?s settings. The other case is when you have two HDD at two IDE connector. In this case you must put the primary HDD to IDE1 and the secondary to IDE2. In this case the primary HDD must set by jumpers to master. The secondary can be master or slave.

    • #3118311

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      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Chang BIOS settings

      Simple answer is that you can not. What you can do is alter the Boot sequence but not the actual Boot drive. So you could have the Boot Sequence set to Floppy, CD/DVD, HDD 0, HDD1, HDD 2.

      But no matter what you change the HDD with the active partition in Windows will always be the boot drive even though it may no longer boot. if you physically change its location.

      As you haven’t mentioned which type of System/M’Board that you have there is no easy answer generally you need to push the DEL, F1, F2 or ESC key depending on the M’Board or System maker, this should be in the manual that came with the system/M’Board if it’s a white box system.

      Col

    • #3117538

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      by sgt_shultz ·

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      each bios mfg different and lots of differences throughout the years. so to give you the answer you seek, post the age of the computer and the BIOS manufacturer?
      You may need to force redetection of the drives. If your BIOS is newer it should be detecting the drive unless your drive is really old and has to have its parameters entered manually in the bios. post the drive model number if this is the case.
      otherwise, sounds like you have cabling or jumpering or power problem that may be keeping the drive from being detected.
      I watch the black screen at cold boot. I look for my drive to be detected. If it is not detected, I look for a problem with the jumpering. I look for a cable that is on backwards. I make drive has power. If all yes, I download and run diagnostics on the drive obtained from drive mfg website

    • #3119428

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      by bcdrguy ·

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