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UEFI Bios recognizes my SSD as a drive but not as a bootable device.

My 5-month-old build with Win 8 randomly stopped recognizing my SSD with Win 8 installed as a bootable device. I get errors saying that the bootable media could not be accessed. Once I went into the UEFI Bios, I found that the drive is recognized, but will not appear in the normal boot priority list. I can go into the advanced settings and force it to boot from it, at which point windows starts normally, but I have to go into the BIOS every time I start it up. It only started doing this yesterday. When it happened I couldn't get it to do anything at all, but I used the DVD to refresh my install, and that lets it be force-booted. Again, it's recognized as a storage device by the BIOS, but not a boot device on the normal boot priority list.

My setup:

Intel i5-3570k
ASUS P8Z77-V
8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800
XFX 7970 Black Edition
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB
LG DVDRW SATA, can't remember the part number, don't think it's related.

The DVD drive and my 250GB Mechanical drive both show up as bootable devices, neither of which have anything installed on them, just media storage.

Windows 8 Professional OEM, btw.
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  1. there is a BIOS update for that at support.asus.com Also throw out the 250GB drive out it is way out of date and can cause this too
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  3. Thats why you dont go with Windows 8. Bad product
  4. I can't even override it, and when I tried to repair windows it said my drive was locked. I hope its not dead....
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