Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by fluxxr, Aug 8, 2019.
Found it. All the uefi options are on
Try drive isolation. Have only 1 connected at a time. Sure, the non-OS drives won't boot, but the system will tell you that no OS detected (by design), as long as it gets past the BIOS then that route should help establish your OS drive may be faulty or corrupted.
Man just looking at new pc parts online. Sorry for the delay
I only have one drive. A samsung 500g ssd
Maybe the pc maker put a partition in it. But still i pnly have one drive
Partitions are an OS thing. BIOS sees only physical devices. Take a photo of your BIOS/boot config and paste them here.
Hey mate, sorry this has happened, it's a bugger when your primary rig isn't functioning.
The BIOS indicates the 500GB SSD is there but the Windows Boot Manager is gone.
Before you do anything, if you have access to another computer, pull the drive and back it up.
We used to be able to press F8 to get to Windows boot troubleshooting but that is gone.
I've had some luck getting to troubleshooting by forcing power off while it tries to load Windows.
Around the third time you get to the Troubleshooting options, then you can repair the startup.
If you can't get to the built in boot troubleshooter, then boot off a windows USB/CD and do a repair.
If possible, now or later, separate your boot disk from your apps/data, either separate disks or separate partitions.
Then you can always reinstall Windows with little impact.
Once all is working again, clone the drive to a spare 500GB HDD and leave it in a drawer. Update the clone periodically.
yeah there's something weird going on if the boot manager has dropped.
MBR issue is the first thing I suggested
Mama mia. So i should stop messing around and turn it off?
Its my primary and only rig.
How do i force power off when its loading windows? If i turn power of it goes off
I have found my windows cd so thats nice
You don't. You can potentially corrupt it.
Can you show us a photo of your boot order in your BIOS?
Anyway i might put an add in wanted to buy. I actually planned to buy a new pc in the ebay sales but got distracted and waiting to see the max b450 boards to come in stock and fluctuations in gfx card prices when the supers came out.
Currently just have i56600 750ti so not worth too much to stuff around with. I got an evga ps, 3600 ram and case. Perhaps i just buy a amd 2600 and board to tide me over.
This is my boot order
Sata6g_3: dvdram 282mb
Sata6g_6: (evo ssd 476gb)
Hard drive .. Of which i have none
My screen actually went off so the pc went into some sort of hibernating. Pressing arrows and shaking mouse does nothing to wake.
Cant take a pic but above is my current boot order
First boot order is usually "windows bootloader"
Also make sure there is no disk in the actual drive
Ok there was a cd. Just took it out.
Yes the bootloader is gone.
Shall i turn of pc at the back switch and try without the cd?
That cd been in there for a year and had no effect on the boot previously
I've had music CD's stop computers booting back in the day. I'd change the boot order to have ssd at the top. If windows bootloader isn't showing it does sound like a uefi problem as previous posts suggested
Boot linux from USB stick, then do some diagnostics like ram and disk checks. Sounds like a bad drive.
Thabks for the help guys. I decided to take a break from it and just turned it off. Ill look into how to do linux on usb. Also the windows boot too. Should i try to boot from windows before linux?
Windows cd boot i mean
which version of Windows is this?
No offence, but I think that every time you make a statement, you should start giving us more information of what you've acquired/discovered. We're 40 posts in, and IMO it's been a drip-feed resulting in not much progress. Too much detail is better than not enough.
How precious to you is your existing OS install? Any recovery attempts you do from here has the potential of loss of data/wiping the disk.
As I asked earlier, could you please upload a photo of your BIOS? All views, particularly your boot config.