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How to put a hard disk in the BIOS (BIOS) as the first boot device

This article provides an example of how to put a hard drive in the BIOS as the first boot device? In most cases, swapping the boot devices is needed to install the Windows operating system, if you put the first bootable CD-ROM in the BIOS, then the system will read information from the CD or DVD disc that is in your drive, if you put the first HDD, then of course loading will take place from the hard drive.

In this window go to “Boot Device Priority”.

In the window that opens, in the “1st Boot Device” item, select your HDD, if you need to boot from the disk, put the first CD-ROM.

After all that has been done, press F10 to save the changes.

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Well, that’s all friends, now you have an idea of ​​how to set the BIOS to boot from a hard disk or cd-rom. Until next time on the site. Good luck to all.

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And if I have Device. option written

I generally only have 1 boot device and this is a hard disk what should I do?

In BIOS 1.4.0 there is no BOOT Device Prioriti I can not put the hard drive on boot help

Which tabs are displayed in the BIOS, write to me.

Hello! I decided to put my old floppy drive on a new computer. There is not a lot of experience in the correct connection, so it took a long time as I found out everything on the Internet. I put the drive, the hard drive in place, connected it to the mat. board. Put slave on the drive, hard. master disk. When Windows was booted, I checked everything and the hard disk was in the first place, the drive on the second. But after pressing f1 (in my case), loading further veryifying pool data. I didn’t. (I write from memory). I even logged into the Award BIOS more than once. There, in theory, there should be a screw in 1 place, on the second drive. So it was, but the system does not start anyway. Tell me, is this BIOS trying to boot from the drive or from the hard drive unsuccessfully? I connected everything securely, the cables are tight and the power supply too. help me please.
P.S. everything is on the 1st loop (gray). One end to the mother, the second in the middle to the screw and the far end to the floppy drive (the drive, as you like). In general, this is not the first day I have been dealing with this problem.

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help me figure out the reason for the BIOS failure. I set the priority of booting from the hard disk to CD-ROM and press F10 but it does not save.

Gives an error while saving or after saving to BIOS normal Windows boot starts?

Good afternoon, I have such a trouble Windows loads only through the BIOS, and with automatic loading it knocks out Ahci port0 device error how to fix this trouble?
P.S yes, when booting through the BIOS, I have 2 Windows to choose from which are not fully installed, if I remove them it will fix the problem or this is not the case?

Hello! Try to install the Windows boot selection on the system itself, for more details in this article, if it does not help, remove non-pre-installed systems.

In my BIOS, the hard one is not selected at all, in the first place is the Windows boot manager, and on the second disk, what to do

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Vladimir, restart your computer or laptop and constantly press the F8 or F4 key, a menu with a choice of boot priority should appear.

Good day. What to do if, for example, I incorrectly set the boot priority in the BIOS and my computer does not start?

Hello. Go to the BIOS with a new one and boot from the HDD, that is, from the hard disk.

You do not understand, I mean. that the computer does not start at all

Ilya, but the system engineer is working or there is no power at all?

Some general information about installing a second hard drive in a laptop

A small comment from Andrey: to install a second hard drive in a laptop, first of all, it is necessary that there is space for it. This has already been said at the beginning. Usually there is a place for a second hard drive in laptops with a diagonal of more than 16 inches. In smaller laptops, there is no room inside the case for another hard drive.

Honor also has another not entirely obvious point. Some notebooks have slightly different base covers for the one hard drive and the two hard drive configurations. Roughly speaking, there are two options for the bottom cover.

How can you check if you can install a second hard drive or not? In fact, there is one very simple way. You just remove the main hard drive and put the second one in place. Winchesters are essentially the same in size, port and hole locations. The same goes for SSD drives. When you install the main hard drive in place of the second, it will immediately become clearer what needs to be done, what fasteners are needed and whether another cover is needed for the laptop or not.

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Please note that all questions about hard drives are discussed in this forum thread: Hard drives. Selection, replacement and other issues. SSD drives are discussed separately here. Solid state SSD drives. There you can ask any questions you are interested in. Do not forget to also look at the topics themselves before doing this.

This concludes my comment and move on to Vitik’s review.

Let’s start installing the second hard drive

Warning: this material is for informational purposes only, describing my personal experience, and in no case is a guide to action, since the described techniques are not safe.

After rearranging the hard drives of the laptop and netbook, I was left with one extra 160 gigabyte drive, which was gathering dust idle instead of being useful. I decided to insert it into my Acer as the second one. Both free space and a special frame for mounting the disk were already provided in the design of the laptop, just like two special connectors on the motherboard next to the disk bay. If the SATA connector was absolutely ordinary (apart from the one that “looked up”), then the way of supplying power was not quite ordinary:

To check whether it really makes sense to spoil the cables, the hard drive was connected “on the weight” and was successfully recognized both in the BIOS and in Windows, after which I took up the main work with all confidence:

For the experiments themselves, I needed:

A short six-pin ribbon cable was found for power supply, it seems to be used in CD-Rom. Such loops are quite standard and are often used in various equipment:

Two-thirds were brutally bitten off from it and after half an hour of cutting with a file, it ideally fit the corresponding connector on the motherboard, besides, the extreme wire was red, which was convenient, it successfully became a “plus”, and the white, respectively, “ground”.

The other “end” of the connector was removed from the Sata drive power adapter. According to the pinout, the middle three pins of that connector (they are connected and stick out like one red wire) are used to supply 5 volts, and 6 adjacent ones (three on the left and three on the right, stick out like two black wires) are ground. I didn’t bother to think about which ground to use, and just soldered to both at once.
We got such an adapter, and after that the part with open contacts was filled with glue:

Another test was the alteration of the Sata cable itself, since the original one would under no circumstances allow the laptop lid to close, as it was too long and protruding downward. I was already delighted to find a cable from another motherboard, which was bent to the side, but thanks to either the Acer engineers who unrolled their connector in this way (they tried to fit their adapter), or the creators of that motherboard, the connector looked into the wall of the case, what still forced me to cut the train.

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The most problematic part was the “disassembly” of the connector. I came across a train tightly flooded on both sides, and it took a long time to tear off all the rubber without breaking the connector pins themselves. As a result, the ends of the pins themselves were bent to the side and a shortened cable was soldered to them, and then, as in the case of the power supply, the whole structure was filled with glue for reliability and protection against short circuits:

The only bottleneck in my upgrade was the connectors themselves. In view of the design and location of the connectors themselves, as well as the presence of glue on the Sata, after installing the contacts, it is necessary to pull them back with special care, since they enter very firmly and securely, and there was no possibility of removing them by hand (although, I do and made notches for the tool). On the other hand, the need to remove the loops is not foreseen:

After everything was finished and checked, it turned out that I was faced with another problem. the lack of screws to secure the hard drive to the frame. I didn’t find such, but I removed two screws from the main drive mount and rearranged it to the additional one. In my opinion, the disk was held quite securely on two screws, so that’s how I left everything.

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The device manager, like the BIOS, easily recognizes the second disk:

To my surprise, there were no problems with the disk, although I was afraid for the operability of the Sata cable after surgery and for the possible unreliability of the contact. the result is no worse than using a factory adapter, and with minimal costs, although in my case, without any costs at all.

Comment from Andrey: If you liked the article, then put a plus sign in the reputation of the Vitik user. Yet the man tried, prepared an article.

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