BIOS boot settings

BIOS boot settings

Postby Maxidyne » 23 Feb 2019, 10:25

I have a question about the boot priority; is it important to make a certain sequence? I have (of course) on number 1 the main hard drive, and the rest is just random. So do you need to make certain boot sequence?
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Re: BIOS boot settings

Postby CDMC » 23 Feb 2019, 18:29

nope, it doesnt matter. just select your main OS drive as first and you're good to go :)
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Re: BIOS boot settings

Postby Se7en » 23 Feb 2019, 18:33

Well, yes and no.
If you already have a hard drive with OS installed on it, that HDD should be number one on the list. Why? If you, for example, have a CD drive set to one, Floppy disk to two and HDD to three, the BIOS sequence would have to go through both CD and Floppy drive first to scan for any media before reaching the HDD with the OS installed. So that would extend the boot time by a couple of seconds. If the HDD's already number one, rest of the drive sequence is not important.
I used to keep the HDD at the first spot always and if I need to boot off a CD, I just spam the boot drive selection key. :D
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Re: BIOS boot settings

Postby CDMC » 23 Feb 2019, 18:36

Se7en wrote:Well, yes and no.
If you already have a hard drive with OS installed on it, that HDD should be number one on the list. Why? If you, for example, have a CD drive set to one, Floppy disk to two and HDD to three, the BIOS sequence would have to go through both CD and Floppy drive first to scan for any media before reaching the HDD with the OS installed. So that would extend the boot time by a couple of seconds. If the HDD's already number one, rest of the drive sequence is not important.
I used to keep the HDD at the first spot always and if I need to boot off a CD, I just spam the boot drive selection key. :D


yep. more detailed explanation :D
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Re: BIOS boot settings

Postby Maxidyne » 24 Feb 2019, 10:27

Thanks guys! If I re-install Windows I use a USB drive with the image file. And set it to boot first in the BIOS. Thanks for clearing it up Se7en, will leave it as it is.
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Re: BIOS boot settings

Postby CDMC » 24 Feb 2019, 13:46

if you use usb to install windows. boot from it and install windows in to a drive you want. after the install make sure the drive you installed OS is the first drive selected in the bios boot menu, and you're good to go
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