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#22 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

I think the play for me here, is now that I have my computer up and running, with all my important files untouched, is to just purchase a new HDD and not worry about the old one. It did last me 5 years, so I'm happy with its lifespan.

Thank you so much Setsul and Screwball for your consistent and helpful support. Knowing there are people like you on this forum take a lot of pressure off of me when I can't troubleshoot something myself and there are no working fixes I can find already posted.

posted 2 months ago
#20 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

The HDD never showed up on linux though, which was why I needed to upload my files onto google drive instead of copy them from SSD > HDD

posted 2 months ago
#18 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

Booted my PC up without the HDD or boot drive connected, just the SSD, and it gave me one blue screen from before, then on the 2nd it did a disk check and repair and then it took me into my desktop no problems. Restarted again for good measure and took me into my desktop again without any issue. HDD still disconnected.

posted 2 months ago
#17 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

I've also recently found out that my mobo isn't compatible with my CPU, though I've been running the two together since I bought them 10 months ago, with no problems (unless that caused the PSU issue and now this..).

But there is a thread claiming that my mobo does support it, so I'm not really understanding if this is a big issue or not.

I obviously bought the motherboard with the false assumption that i7 chipsets and ddr4 come together, so if my mobo I bought supports ddr4 RAM, then it will be compatible with an i7

Thread: (https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/828tmu/coffee_lake_i78700k_on_z270/)

posted 2 months ago
#16 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

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posted 2 months ago
#14 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

Update:

I tried my boot drive on a dinosaur PC, and it worked fine and went straight to the windows install menu.
Then I went back to my PC and disconnected the SSD, but the boot drive still wouldn't boot to the HDD.
Then I went back and plugged my SSD into the dino and the boot drive went to the windows install menu with and without the dino's HDD connected.

So I suppose its a problem with my motherboard? However the linux boot on my PC worked fine.

Screwball suggested it could be a motherboard issue. I did replace my PSU 2 weeks ago and when pulling the power cables out of the old components, some of them I had to pull hard on, could it be possible I damaged the motherboard in the process?

Also I replaced my PSU 2 weeks ago because my old PSU started to restart my pc (like when the power flickers) whenever I'd launch any game more intense than TF2 (PUBG, WoW, GTA V, etc). Is it possible that my PSU damaged my mobo or other components?

posted 2 months ago
#13 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

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posted 2 months ago
#11 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

Just to be proactive, how would I go about reinstalling windows?

I only have 1 8gb+ USB drive which currently has linux on it. Again, I do have the windows 8.1 disc so I'm wondering if I install windows 8.1 and then install windows 10 from their website using windows 8.1?

I also am wondering how to wipe my SSD? In the BIOS I did see an option called secure erase+ which said it would wipe my C drive. Is that the best method for reinstalling?

Using a Mac won't let me download a media creation tool to repair/reinstall windows so I'm wondering if the only way is using the 8.1 windows disc?

posted 2 months ago
#10 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

That is the SSD

I've since located the folders I need, but my HDD isn't showing up in the ubuntu file explorer. I talked with screwball and he suggested since I can't find the HDD to just upload the pictures to google drive, which is what I'm doing.

But if I'm able to find the HDD that would be ideal.

Thanks for your guys' help so far I really appreciate it!

posted 2 months ago
#8 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

Ran the short SMART test, it said overall assessment: Disk ok

https://i.imgur.com/4P4iXg8.jpg

Just can't figure out how to access specific files/folders to copy them from SSD to HDD. I've gotten into the file explorer and have access to my files, I just am not sure how to locate the folders I'm looking for specifically
Definitely going to choose to just reinstall windows though once I get there

posted 2 months ago
#6 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

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posted 2 months ago
#4 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware
Setsul

Thanks Dr. Setsul for responding!

I haven't made the linux boot drive yet, just a few questions I was hoping you could enlighten me on.

- The only computer I have easy access to make a boot drive from is my Macbook Air. Would I be able to make a boot drive (linux or windows) from a Mac and have it work on a PC?

- Will a Linux boot drive work if my other boot drives aren't working? Or is there something else I should do in BIOS to ensure it will work?

Reason for asking: By disabling Windows 10 WHQL Support in my Bios, I was able to get my DVD/CD and USB boot drives to be accepted as boot devices, however my windows 10 boot drive got text saying it isn't a valid boot drive, and my Windows 8.1 CD took me to a black screen with a blue windows logo before just turning to a black screen.

Here is a 4 image album showing what happens when I try to boot from my boot drives and install disc. The images have some descriptions to them also.

https://imgur.com/a/Vv7IKbX

posted 2 months ago
#2 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

Also regarding the four options given to me in the blue screen:

The first option would just restart my computer and get me no where
The second option just refreshed this blue screen (screen would go black for a second then come back to this screen)
The third option took my to the startup menu which is where I selected to safe boot
The fourth option just took me to a black screen

posted 2 months ago
#1 PC Won't boot, boot drives aren't booting either in Hardware

Fix

Disconnected my HDD, and computer booted up fine. Didn't have to reinstall windows, and didn't lose any files on my SSD

Intro (2nd paragraph gets straight to the error code):

As of a few hours ago, I had trouble installing a classic WoW beta update on the battle.net launcher. To fix this error I began restarting my computer, after 2 or 3 restarts, my computer got stuck on "restarting..." and I had to hard shut down my PC, then when booting up again, my desktop wasn't responding, and I had to hard shut down again. This time, on boot, my motherboard (MSI) had a "repairing hard drive 'x'%" and restarted once it completed. This time on boot, my PC would get to the motherboard loading screen, but would just keep spinning, until after further hard restarts, I finally encountered the diagnoses of my issue via a blue screen.

Possible culprit(s) to the issue:

1) Windows 10 OS problem
2) My SSD, which is what the OS is installed on, was running very low on storage >10GB, I'm wondering if trying to install the Classic WoW beta update caused something to happen to it? Not super knowledgable with blue screens and their causes, just spitballing.

error code: 0xc000000f

https://i.imgur.com/dMFtaWD.jpg

PC Specs:

CPU: i7-8700k @ 3.7GHz (OC'd to 4.7GHz, I do have sufficient cooling my temps are all below 60*C)
GPU: Asus GTX 1080
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
MOBO: MSI z270-a pro
PSU: EVGA 750w
SSD: Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB
HDD: Seagate 2-TB 7.2K 3.5
CD/DVD: LG something
OS: Windows 10 64-bit

What I've tried so far:

1) Brought my CPU GHz back down to 3.7GHz just to see if it changed anything
2) Turned off Fast Boot in my BIOS
3) Tried to boot via Safe Boot, Safe Boot w/ internet, Safeboot w/ cmd prompt
4) Tried to access Advanced boot menu to system restore - couldn't access advanced boot menu

What I've tried with boot drives so far:

Note: I 100% had the boot priority listed correctly, saved and rebooted my bios

USB details:

8GB, FAT32 format

5) Had a friend give me his boot drive with Windows media creation tool on it, would just give me a black screen
6) Wiped friend's USB and created a boot drive with Windows 10 Disc Image from my Macbook Air using unetbootin (ISO), would just give me a black screen

Additional Information
1) I do have my original Windows 8.1 64-bit CD and Code
2) I'm not 100% positive if my pictures are on my HDD or SSD, but I have a lot of files I would really like to avoid erasing. I know my pictures shouldn't be on my SSD if they are, but I've been really lazy with properly formatting my drives. - That's the first thing on my to-do list assuming this issue is resolved. :)

I'll answer any questions to the best of my ability and as in much detail as possible. Thank you all for your time reading this.

posted 2 months ago
#62 ooooooh yeaaaaaaaahh in Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdZdbPxRDJU

posted 11 months ago
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