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BIOS Setup for the Z9PE-D8 WS Motherboard

The instructions for resetting the CMOS are on page 2-26 of the Z9PE-D8 Motherboard Manual.

Here are the BIOS setup instructions you'll need for the Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard following a CMOS reset.

  1. Hit Delete to enter the BIOS setup
  2. Hit F5 to load Optimized Defaults
  3. Go to the Main menu and Set Time and Date
  4. In the Advanced menu under PCH SATA Configuration set SATA Mode to "AHCI Mode"
  5. In the Advanced menu under Onboard LAN Configuration disable the second OpROM
  6. In the Advanced menu under Marvell SATA Configuration disable Marvell Storage OPROM
  7. Go to the Boot menu and in Boot Option Priorities set the boot order to:
    Boot Option #1 - CD/DVD
    Boot Option #2 - OS Drive
  8. If the OS drive is not available in Boot Option #2, go into the Boot Menu/Hard Drive BBS Priorities and change Boot Option #1 to be your OS drive. You should now be able to select your OS hard drive as Boot Option #2 in step 7.
  9. Save and exit

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