Drive booting issues - Win7, UEFI, BIOS
Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:27 PM
Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:14 AM
You would have been better either disabling the device in the BIOS that you did not want to be accessible, or alternatively by taking the drive offline using Diskpart. how to take a hard drive offline using Diskpart
Depending on how often a computer needs to be cleaned out of heat trapping dust opening up a computer should be a last resort, every time that you do you risk damaging something + keep in mind repeatedly disconnecting and re-connecting will at some point lead to a flaky port.
Regarding UEFI BIOS, it is now more commonly used with Windows 8/8.1 onwards, along with SSDs, pros for UEFI include that it stores the Windows product key so no need to re enter it if clean installing and cons include that you can have problems booting from USB** devices with the most common workaround being disabling secure boot/switching to Legacy boot.
** Only Realtek device that I could find that is associated with the MB in your computer was for Realtek USB Card Reader Driver, see under Driver - Storage here
As an asides Eegad, you really should look to try and upgrade to Windows 10 for free before support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020, unless you switch to a free OS such as Linux you will be needing to pay circa $140 for 64-bit Windows 10 Pro.
Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:52 PM
Not heard back from you Eegad, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.
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