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HDD disabled in BIOS but Win 8 loads OK from boot override

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    HDD disabled in BIOS but Win 8 loads OK from boot override


    Accidentally switched off my computer. Now I can only get Windows 8 to load if I select the disc with Windows 8 on it from the boot menu.
    If I look at the actual BIOS settings the HDD is stated to be disabled.
    The main board is a Gigabyte GA-Z77 and the disc is a Crucial M4 SSD.
    I tried getting the BIOS to reload but that made no difference.
    Any suggestions about how I can enable the SSD again so that I don't have to go through the boot menu each time I start the computer.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Problem solved


    Solution was to disconnect the other two hard drives. The BIOS then showed my SSD as the boot drive and all was well when I reconnected the other HDDs
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  3. #3


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    As the Gigabyte GA-Z77 has a UEFI/BIOS firmware, Windows Boot Manager should always be first boot device.

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HDD disabled in BIOS but Win 8 loads OK from boot override
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