Gigabyte MA790X-UD4 Dual Boot Question Tags: Gigabyte Boot Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: August 25, 2011 9:54 AM in Motherboards Share dakrisht December 12, 2009 8:27:30 AM Hey everyone, Running a multiple HDD system on a Gigabyte MA790X-UD4 (BIOS version F6). Right now when I press F12 ("Boot Menu") I'm only able to select Hard Disk, CDROM, Floppy, etc... What do I need to do or HOW do I select a particular HDD to boot without going into the BIOS and manually selecting boot priority? I'm unable to configure a bootloader function in Windows XP/7 so I'd like to select the drive to boot during POST. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you! More about : gigabyte ma790x ud4 dual boot question bilbat a c 177 V Motherboard December 12, 2009 1:28:55 PM ...get a copy of BootIt from TeraByte: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-next-generation... Here's a six month old picture - it's doubled by now! roonj a b V Motherboard December 12, 2009 3:13:57 PM There's also one in Windows 7 which you list but it's usually activated during install. It would take someone like billbat to explain how to do it afterwards as I don't remember. Related resources Gigabyte MA790X + Phenom X4 Problem! - Forum Gigabyte Dual Boot Question - Forum Few questions, looking for opinions. - Forum Got Some Questions - Forum No POST on GA-MA790X-DS4 and X3 710 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dakrisht December 12, 2009 9:32:39 PM Thanks but I'm looking for a simple way to boot into a Hard Disk of my choice from POST - like F12... I want to be able to select whatever volume I have installed... It doesn't list the volumes at the moment, only 'Hard Disk' I don't need the Windows 7 bootloader option or the BootIt software, no reason to complicated things here... Just a simple F12 and then select which HDD to boot first... I'm surprised Gigabyte doesn't have this feature or maybe I just haven't been able to find it yet... redgarl December 12, 2009 11:50:37 PM You should find the option in your BIOS if you want to select a particular order for your partitions. It's definitely there... if it's not, I am laughing at Gigabyte. dakrisht December 13, 2009 12:22:04 AM Of course the BIOS gives you the ability to change up the order for each DISK (not partitions, that's not the right word )... What we're trying to do here is push F12 after POST and be able to choose a particular HARD DISK. So in addition to the CDROM, LAN, Floppy, you can choose HARD DRIVE 1, DRIVE 2, etc... Not sure why this is such a hard question for everyone to understand! dakrisht December 13, 2009 12:30:41 AM I figured it out - thank you. paulmykel August 25, 2011 9:54:18 AM dakrisht said:I figured it out - thank you. sir would you mind teaching me how to do it? am having same issues Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dual Boot Issue : Upgraded Cloned Win7 to Win8 Forum A thank you and a question re cpu speed Forum AM2+ Cooler Bracket MIA Forum Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L (with dual bios) Black screen after bios update Forum Windows 7 Dual-boot pagefile Question Forum Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H - no boot , phase led lights Forum Dual Boot XP and Windows 7 (each) on TWO Individual Hard Drives Forum Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Won't Post With Dual Channel Ram Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L Wont Boot / POST Forum Dual channel memory on Asus p7p55d deluxe Forum Memory Question Forum AMD athon 64x2 dual core processor 4000 2 11ghz Forum [Solved] Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Forum What is faster? 1GB of 1066MHz dual channel ram or 2GB of 800MHz ram Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !