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  1.    08 Oct 2017 #1
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    Boot up problem M.2 SSD


    Hello.

    I recently had an issue with my Windows 10 on my Samsung SSD, it basically just stopped working, and nothing that I did helped, not any repairs from the "Repair your computer" option from an installation media.

    So to cut the story short, I reinstalled Windows 10 on my Intel 600P M.2 SSD.

    But when I boot up it doesn't seem to know where the OS is. First I get a light blue screen saying that

    "Your computer didn't shut down properly" or "Recovery Your computer couldn't start properly"

    And I get three options at the bottom: "Enter to try again" "F8 for startup settings" "Esc for UEFI firmware settings"

    If I press enter I come to a screen with my motherboard logo and the dots spinning in a circle and then it flashes and the logo is gone but the dots don't disappear, ever.

    I usually at this point press down the restart button on my computer case, reboot and press the F8 button so that I can select the M.2 SSD even though it is the first option in the Boot options in BIOS. And then I get this:

    I get in the top left corner of the screen a blinking underscore or dash and it keeps changing position as if the resolution is changing during that and then it takes like 10 to 30 seconds and then it puts me on the login screen.

    Below is a screenshot of the boot manager if needed.

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    Anyways I'm looking forward to get this thing sorted out, I have computer experience but this feels like such a labyrinth of madness.

    Cheers, Boris
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  2.    08 Oct 2017 #2
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    Boris, I am assuming you are installed in UEFI mode. Do you have 'Windows Boot Manager' selected as the boot device? You may also check your CSM and see what the setting for boot from storage devices are. Also, have you tried to boot into safe mode?
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  3.    08 Oct 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Boris, I am assuming you are installed in UEFI mode. Do you have 'Windows Boot Manager' selected as the boot device? You may also check your CSM and see what the setting for boot from storage devices are. Also, have you tried to boot into safe mode?
    I think I did but I'm not entirely sure since I installed the Windows 10 off of a USB stick and I can't remember if the UEFI mode was enabled or disabled, damn I tested so many things to get the previous one working that some things I can't remember atm.

    And in the BIOS, the SSD with the broken Windows 10 is still being marked as Windows Boot Manager in the list of bootable drives.
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  4.    08 Oct 2017 #4
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    If I can help, I'll try. I have a Z77 Sabertooth, but I am not installed in UEFI and don't have a M.2 in that rig. I do have one in this X99 rig.
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  5.    08 Oct 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    If I can help, I'll try. I have a Z77 Sabertooth, but I am not installed in UEFI and don't have a M.2 in that rig. I do have one in this X99 rig.
    Heh, that is what I upgraded from, kind of miss the robust Z77 Sabertooth board

    But yeah I'll be in and out checking in, going to play some games.

    But thanks in advance!
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  6.    08 Oct 2017 #6
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    The Sabertooth is what is listed in your system specs. I thought you were having trouble with it.
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  7.    08 Oct 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    The Sabertooth is what is listed in your system specs. I thought you were having trouble with it.
    Sorry had built a new system but hasn't been active here on TenForums for probably more than a year, now they are updated.
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  8.    08 Oct 2017 #8
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    OK, got it. Thanks
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  9.    11 Oct 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    OK, got it. Thanks
    Do you think that moving the EFI folder from the broken Windows 10 installation on the SSD would solve my issue?
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  10.    11 Oct 2017 #10
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    Do you have Windows Boot Manager selected as the boot device? I don't know about replacing the EFI partition. A better option would be to do a Macrium image and verify it of your current install to an external drive. Then do a clean install of the OS, then restore only the C partition from your Macrium backup.
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