I plan to do the same so will be looking for advice if I experience this problem. It sounds like the Bios is not holding its memory for some reason hence why the battery replacement was suggested. But there maybe some setting in your bios that you haven’t selected that needs to be changed. What is the HDD drive letter? (Eg. Most main drives are set as drive (C:), optical drives can be drive (D:). I wonder if there’s any settings that need changing on device manager? What Motherboard do you have! Because if you can’t find answers on here you could get in touch with the motherboard manufacturer and email them, or a lot like Asus also have forums. And also maybe the HDD manufacturer. This is a long shot, but also check the Bios is up to date, and like wise the HDD incase there was a previous concern with boot drives conflicting with each other. I doubt this would be the main cause, but any problems I have. I always make sure the drivers are the latest up to date ones and even Windows as well, as there is no cost, unless the latest releases are buggy but if that was the case they usually sort them quickly with another update. I hope someone can give you the definitive solution, but try emailing the M’BOard and HDD manufacturers for advice. Asus were very helpful for me.
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