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    Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 5:23am
I recently upgraded my PSU to a evga supernova g3 and that let me install my spare hard drive. Now my desktop prompts me to enter bios settings and I don't know what to do in there. Please help me.
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The Bios probably wants to you check that Boot Priority is correct for the drive with OS on it, meaning first on boot order, even if your new drive isn't OS. On the UEFI Bios EZ screen is the setting, I think on the right .     Then select F10 to Save and Exit.

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  Quote silverfire Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 9:54am
I'll check again just to make sure. Thank you.
Update: The SSD has first priority and when I press f10, it said I haven't made any changes to the settings.

On another note, how long is it supposed to take for the bios settings to appear after pressing the button?

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Try shutting down the rig completely and doing the hard restart.   After a drive change, Windows likes to rethink it, on occasion.   

Is the new HDD showing in Bios ?

Did you Save on bios exit, regardless of the no changes message ?

Sometimes you need to go into Disc Management, make sure it’s enable, blue bar on its header , and assign it a drive letter.

Check that you still have any DS overclock if you had it done.   Changing the psu shouldn’t effect Bios, but it can happen.

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 3:14pm
Is there a prompt that takes you to the bios?
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  Quote silverfire Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 4:53pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

Is there a prompt that takes you to the bios?

Yes.

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Originally posted by bprat22

Try shutting down the rig completely and doing the hard restart.   After a drive change, Windows likes to rethink it, on occasion.   

Is the new HDD showing in Bios ?

Did you Save on bios exit, regardless of the no changes message ?

Sometimes you need to go into Disc Management, make sure it’s enable, blue bar on its header , and assign it a drive letter.

Check that you still have any DS overclock if you had it done.   Changing the psu shouldn’t effect Bios, but it can happen.


I shut it down. The new hard drive does show up in bios. I formatted the drive in disc management as a new volume using drive f.
Saving and exiting just brought the prompt to enter bios.

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2017 at 5:37pm
Well what is the prompt boss?

I'm confused, if bios doesn't see it then windows can't see it, something is not right.
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  Quote silverfire Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2017 at 6:40am
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Well what is the prompt boss?

I'm confused, if bios doesn't see it then windows can't see it, something is not right.


It's the generic please press del or f2 to enter uefi bios settings. That's after restarting my desktop.

Under SATA information, it shows SATA 6g_1 is the SSD. Sata6_2 is the Toshiba hard drive that digital storm put in. Sata6g_3 is the CD drive. Sata6g_4 is the new drive I put in.

Over in the boot priority side, it only has the SSD and the CD drive. I'm on the ez mode of the bios utility.

If I hit boot menu, all four drives are there.
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Does the Bios message vanish with new HDD unplugged ?

When you installed the HDD did you plug it into the SATA on mobo and plug in the power connector it needs from psu ?   

If yes, then try a different SATA header on mobo or swap with another drive.    Windows doesn’t care which SATA it’s plugged into, usually.
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The bios message appeared after both cables were removed from the new hard drive. There are only four SATA ports on the motherboard.

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My next move would be to go into Bios and load Defaults, F 5 I believe. You don’t have water cooling or cpu overclocking if memory serves, so no problems there.

After that I’d call DS. I’d have to have hands on to see what’s what after this. I’ve seen DS fix this on a number of occasions but don’t remember what the particulars were.

This message normally means that Bios doesn’t know what drive is the OS, among other issues.    Unplug all your drives but the OS drive and see what happens.


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Does this happen when a new HDD or SSD is installed?
The defaults are loaded and saved.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2017 at 1:34pm
Ok so you do see them in bios then.

And what happens when you pic your os drive as boot drive? You boot to windows? Or is the problem that you can't get to windows?

Sorry I'm still little confused
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Originally posted by DST4ME

Ok so you do see them in bios then.

And what happens when you pic your os drive as boot drive? You boot to windows? Or is the problem that you can't get to windows?

Sorry I'm still little confused


Don't worry too much because I'm also confused. 

I would say that the problem is that each restart prompts me to go to the bios settings every time which wouldn't affect me normally because I leave the computer on all the time but when windows wants to update and it take multiple restarts, I wonder how long to I need to press F2.

I can boot to windows after hitting F8 and selected one of the drives listed from the bios settings.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2017 at 3:19pm
So it sounds like you don't have the right ssd chosen to boot from in the bios.

Double check and make sure os ssd is chosen to boot from first
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I just have the SSD connected. The bios message appeared for a few seconds and I'm on the desktop background screen. Now to see what happens when I reconnect my HDDs.

I think that did it and will connect the CD drive.

Thanks again for your help and patience.

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It doesn't matter what you have connected, its about the priority in the bios I believe. It doesn't set itself automatically.


Wait its fixed now?

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It seems so. I'm no longer hung on the bios message and windows loaded normally.
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Yeah, the Bios didn’t know which drive was OS.   By unplugging all but the OS drive, Windows knew and now the other drives will work.

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Lol I think by placing only one drive (os) he ended up setting it correctly from there


I also just realized that I repeated what bp said

Good for you, that is trial and error

Edited by DST4ME - 04 Nov 2017 at 8:21am
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