GigaByte BOIS keeps changing priority of a booted hdd

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zillah Posted: Tue, Mar 29 2011 8:18 AM

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I have a Gigabyte motherboard GA-945GCM-21S ,,,,I have four hdds connected to this motherboard two Segate  IDEs (ST340016A and ST340010A) 40 GB each to be used as storage and two SATAs (one Segate 500 GB , and other western digital  1TB) as shown in the screen shot below :

 

http://i53.tinypic.com/oscpc1.jpg

 

 

SATA 500 GB (ST3500418AS) has two NTFS partitions (created by Acronis) one of them has OS windows 7 ultimate and other partition is for storage. SATA 1 TB has two NTFS partitions (created by Acronis) as well ,both of them for storage.

 

SATA 500 GB ( ST3500418AS ) been given first boot priority in the BIOS , all of the sudden whenever I restart a desktop BOIS keeps changing the priority fro SATA 500 ST3500418AS (should be first in the list) from the first to the third and move 40 GB IDE ST340016A to be the first. As can be seen in the snapshot below :

 

http://i54.tinypic.com/n48mz4.png

 

 

What I did I upgraded the BIOS recently and I removed the battery (Battery voltage is checked as well) but still I am experiencing same issue.

 

What could be the cause of this issue ?

 

Thanks

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Are you saving the changes when you exit the setup? You can also try swapping the two SATA cables (ST340016A and WD10EARS-003BB1) where they plug into the motherboard and see if that helps.

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zillah replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 7:01 PM

Please image above for the boot priority was marked wrongly, the below is the correct snapshot

http://i55.tinypic.com/286z382.png

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zillah replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 7:08 PM

Are you saving the changes when you exit the setup?

Yes.

 

You can also try swapping the two SATA cables (ST340016A and WD10EARS-003BB1) where they plug into the motherboard and see if that helps.

Sorry for the confusion because of the wrong screenshot I posted early.

ST340016A is IDE cable and ST34003418AS is SATA cable.

Yes I tried to swap between ST34003418AS (Segate 500 GB) and WD10EARS-003BB1(Western Digital 1 TB) but no joy



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