Computer Doesn't Boot After BIOS Update if Hard Drive was Set to IDE





What are you seeing?

Your Intel® Desktop Board doesn't boot after a BIOS update if your hard drive was configured to IDE.

Why are you seeing it?

After a BIOS update, the hard drive can revert to a default value of AHCI that causes your Intel Desktop Board to no longer boot.

How to fix it

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS setup.
  2. Set the drive configuration back to IDE.
  3. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS setup.

Depending on the board model, the drive configuration setting is changed either through the Advanced menu or the SATA Drives menu:

  • Go to the Advanced > Drive Configuration menu. Set Configure SATA As... to IDE.
  • Go to the SATA Drives menu. Set Chipset-SATA Mode to IDE.