Windows 10: BIOS shuffled my boot order... suddenly!

Discus and support BIOS shuffled my boot order... suddenly! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was just turning my PC off for the moment and later on I turned it back on, just to be greeted with the message (and black screen) that the PC could... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RingTailCoon, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. BIOS shuffled my boot order... suddenly!


    I was just turning my PC off for the moment and later on I turned it back on, just to be greeted with the message (and black screen) that the PC could not find the boot device. Huh? I changed NOTHING on my PC (asaik) and for one moment I had the scare of my life.

    So I tapped after a reboot on F12 to fix the boot order, and the PC loaded happily into Windows. But after a reboot, the same thing. Could not find the BOOT device. OK. Step 2, getting into my BIOS. Looked at my boot order and yes. It was a mess. My SSD (not Windows) had traded placed with my HDD (Windows). They had been somehow been switched around. So, I fixed the order they were in, saved and exited outta there and since then Windows loaded up pretty nice again.

    I use the Windows 10 2004 edition (may I call it that?) and just once I experienced this before.

    But what could had happen that Windows decided to maul my BIOS in that way? There had to be a reason that Windows decide to place a non-startup disc as a boot disc?

    Also looked at the log but I'm not that technical....

    :)
     
    RingTailCoon, Jun 25, 2020
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  2. Windows stuck in automatic repair; Can't access BIOS/ boot menu

    I've changed the boot order through both BIOS and the boot manager, as my original post stated. Neither did anything, but both were functional in the past. Neither listed the windows boot manager, either. Previously, it would boot just as expected whenever
    other media was set as the first option, so I'm pretty sure there are no issues there.

    As my original post suggested, I've already tried out the steps you gave. I've gone through all the options listed in the boot menu, UEFI or not.

    My BIOS and boot menu settings were at their defaults when all of this started, so that's been tried already, if those are what you're referring to.
     
    KierraMcCullough, Jun 25, 2020
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    Boot order

    If you cannot edit the boot order then that suggests the bios is locked. Enter the bios and look in the Security section, see if a bios User or Supervisor password has been set.
     
  4. BIOS shuffled my boot order... suddenly!

    Bios order of boot and UEFI

    Hi there, what is the optimum order of "boot" you need to set the bios at for a quicker start-up? And where do you place the UEFI component in relation to the actual firmware in the order of boot? Thank you, Robert.
     
    Robert G May, Jun 25, 2020
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