I am looking for understanding to a boot issue. I have at times had some files and such that I save and retrieve from my thumb drive. I use the front panel as it is nice and easy to get to and I typically power down my system nightly. If I forget to pull the drive and power on the system, it becomes the first bootable device. As there is no OS on the USB Drive I get the BOOTMGR is missing press CTRL+ALT+DELETE.
When I go into BIOS to see Boot sequence, there’s the thumb drive up top, DVD drive is missing and not found in the list of devices. All of the hard drives are next in line.
When I pull the USB drive, and reboot, everything is back to normal. Old boot sequence is in place, DVD drive right where it should be and no issues. So why does this happen with a USB drive in port at boot up? If it can’t be booted from, shouldn’t the next drive be attempted?
Note: This happens when the thumb drive is plugged into a USB port on the front panel. It does not seem to happen on rear panel ports.
Edit: The front panel is a 5 1/4" mutil card reader with 2 USB ports and front audio ports.
Additional results from testing -
Swapped Kensington (the one involved with boot issue) with an OCz drive and no problems booting.
Test info - H2Test results
Warning: Only 3788 of 3833 MByte tested. The media is likely to be defective. 3.6 GByte OK (7651291 sectors) 52.0 MByte DATA LOST (106533 sectors) Details:22 MByte overwritten (45056 sectors) 0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors) 30.0 MByte corrupted (61477 sectors) 22 MByte aliased memory (45056 sectors) First error at offset: 0x000000006e287000 Expected: 0x000000006e287000 Found: 0x00000000b16d3000 H2testw version 1.3 Writing speed: 8.20 MByte/s Reading speed: 16.6 MByte/s H2testw v1.4
I am still curious how this would skew the boot order.