Windows 10: PC Starts but will not boot into Windows Solved

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  1.    08 Dec 2016 #21

    Start computer and Press Del to Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals, or Advanced tab. Look for SATA controllers. If you only have one drive attached (ie) plugged into SATA port 1 on the motherboard, and you get the message Can't find any device, then using your arrow and Enter keys, Disable any SATA controller that are not being used. If you are trying to use the Secondary drive, make sure the SATA controller/port that the drives data cable is plugged into is Enabled in the Bios, Save and Exit, then boot back to the Bios to see that the HDD is listed there in the Main window.
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  2.    08 Dec 2016 #22

    Hi,

    daniellouwrens said: View Post
    Hi

    thanks, I worked it out, the OS drive is on Sata 0 and the PC boots fine when
    that is the only drive, when I attach the 2nd drive it is on Sata 1 and the startup
    dialogue find both drives but the PC does not boot, it hangs on the Press DEL for Bios Setup,
    but will not go to Bios Setup.

    Both drives have passed Seatools tests, the 2nd drive was in a USB enclosure
    for the test.

    So at least we have confirmed that we are on 0 and 1.

    Regards



    Daniel
    So, when the second drive is inside the machine and hooked up to SATA port 1, the machine hangs. Correct.
    With that same drive in its USB enclosure it does work or... ?

    This is quite odd I must say.

    Cheers,
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  3.    08 Dec 2016 #23

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    So, when the second drive is inside the machine and hooked up to SATA port 1, the machine hangs. Correct.
    With that same drive in its USB enclosure it does work or... ?

    This is quite odd I must say.

    Cheers,
    Hi

    yes it works in that it passes seatools and all the data is accessible, however I have to hot plug it,
    if I try to boot with the drive in the enclosure it does not boot up, it hangs in the same place.

    Regards

    Daniel
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  4.    08 Dec 2016 #24

    spunk said: View Post
    Start computer and Press Del to Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals, or Advanced tab. Look for SATA controllers. If you only have one drive attached (ie) plugged into SATA port 1 on the motherboard, and you get the message Can't find any device, then using your arrow and Enter keys, Disable any SATA controller that are not being used. If you are trying to use the Secondary drive, make sure the SATA controller/port that the drives data cable is plugged into is Enabled in the Bios, Save and Exit, then boot back to the Bios to see that the HDD is listed there in the Main window.
    Hi

    the OS drive that allows a boot up is on Port 0, I swapped the cables to the proper port, the "bad" drive
    attaches to Port 1, but does not allow boot up.

    I cannot find any mention of Sata controllers in the BIOS, the only mention of Sata properties is
    to allow Hot Plug of the individual ports.

    This machine is a dumbed down BIOS version (ASUS words) for people who would send it out for repairs,
    I asked for the code to get into the full BIOS but was told there was none.
    regards

    Daniel
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  5.    08 Dec 2016 #25

    Hi,

    So, regardless of whether its in the enclosure or inside the PC it does not work.
    It's a wild guess but it could be a cold joint somewhere on the SATA to pcb board interface.
    Would you happen to have access to another machine to test the drive in ?
    A friend or family member, whatever ?

    Cheers,
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  6. labeeman's Avatar
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       08 Dec 2016 #26

    Sounds like the drive has a problem with its partition table that the bios does not like and causes the bios to hang.
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  7.    08 Dec 2016 #27

    labeeman said: View Post
    Sounds like the drive has a problem with its partition table that the bios does not like and causes the bios to hang.
    Hi

    can this be repaired, format or reset partition table?

    cheers

    Daniel
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  8.    08 Dec 2016 #28

    Hi

    labeeman said: View Post
    Sounds like the drive has a problem with its partition table that the bios does not like and causes the bios to hang.
    Possibly so.
    Why not put that back in the enclosure, boot the machine without it attached and plug it in after the user is logged in.

    After that we can run some tools on it and hopefully put this to bed.

    Cheers,
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  9. labeeman's Avatar
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       08 Dec 2016 #29

    daniellouwrens said: View Post
    Hi

    can this be repaired, format or reset partition table?

    cheers

    Daniel
    I also just remembered something thees are Hard drives. Some time past year or so Windows was reseting a parameter for the hard drive spindle if it has been reset it will not spin up and the bios will wait for it to spin up which will be forever as the bios will not issue a spin up command. A check to see if the drive spins up when you have it connected correctly if it does then that is not the problem if it does not spin up but does spin up when hot plugged then that will be your problem and yes it can be fixed Google for that fix as I do not know what the fix is.
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  10.    08 Dec 2016 #30

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi



    Possibly so.
    Why not put that back in the enclosure, boot the machine without it attached and plug it in after the user is logged in.

    After that we can run some tools on it and hopefully put this to bed.

    Cheers,
    Okay, ready to go with the drive in the enclosure and connected

    Thanks

    Daniel
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