Disconnect the Toshiba first. Then see if the BIOS shows you the IDE/RAID/ACHI option.
Computer boots into Windows after restart only, can't enter setup
Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:50 AM
I disconnected it and it's the same, but I do have IDE/RAID/ACHI option in OnChip SATA Type section.
Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:56 AM
IDE is the old obsolete type of hard drive. You have SATA hard drives so try setting it to ACHI.
You do use the older style MDR which your BIOS calls Legacy. The default option is supposed to handle both MDR and the newer GPT/UEFI partitioning but if it still won't boot try changing to Legacy only.
Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:18 PM
I set to AHCI but didn't help. Where to change to Legacy only...in boot mode selection ?
Posted 28 July 2021 - 07:59 PM
Look at pages 22 & 23 of the manual. You will see OS Type: The default appears to be Other OS but you may need Win 8 or Win 8 WHQL as that turns on CSM Support. Then below it is :
Boot Mode Selection where you can select Legacy Only or Legacy First
Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:01 PM
OS type changed with CSM support set to always and still nothing...
Any other solutions maybe, could it be faulty disk ?
Posted 29 July 2021 - 07:06 PM
Since it was working before we set the BIOS to default it's unlikely that the drive is bad.
Does it detect the hard drive correctly?
There should be something under ATA Port Information under the System tab in the BIOS Setup. Is there?
You might also try the RAID option. You would use RAID 0 if it asks you.
Posted 30 July 2021 - 03:43 AM
Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:05 AM
Thought we had the Toshiba disconnected until we got this sorted out.
If you swap the SATA connections to the hard drives that will make the Kingston show first in that last picture.
Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:47 AM
Oh sorry, I didn't know it should be disconnected, will do that.
So should I swap SATA connectors and/or do anything else ?
Posted 30 July 2021 - 05:02 AM
Might as well swap the connectors so that the Kingston is SATA port 0.
Sometimes when a drive has been used in the past as a boot drive it will interfere with the boot process. That's why I wanted the Toshiba disconnected.
It appears that the RAID option got us closer to a boot than the other option. Are there any options that appear when you select RAID?
Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:35 AM
Leave the Kingston where it is then and don't plug anything into the bad slot. Examine the bad slot with a magnifying glass and make sure there aren't any bent pins or foreign objects in the slot.
It says there is a RAID option utility if you hit CTRL F. Try that. You want RAID 0 if that's not the default. RAID 0 is supposed to be quicker than no raid so whoever set up this thing may have used it to try and speed up the PC. Since you apparently did not build this PC is there any chance of asking the original builder how he set up the BIOS?
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