Solved Whenever I start my PC up I get American Megatrends screen

October 1, 2019 at 01:22:54
Specs: Windows 10
I manage to avoid this American Megatrends screen and be able to log in my computer but now on it wont do anything as I press "F1", "F7", "Exit" and "Discard Changes & Exit" it will restart the pc so it will put me back on American Megatrends.

AMBUIS(C)2015 American Megatrends, Inc.

ASUS B85M-GAMER ACPI Bios Revision 0603
CPU: Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Speed: 3216MHz

Total Memory: 8192MB (DDR3-1600)

USB Devices total: 0 Drive, 3 Keyboards, 1 Mouse, 2 Hubs

Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices...
SATA6G_3: ST1000DM003-1SB10C

SATA6G_1 : Kingston SV300S37A120G
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and Replace.
Press F1 to Run SETUP

What is the cause of this issue and what can I do to fix it?
Another thing that I had an issue with just before this was an error of my downloads (example: Discord, Origin etc) whenever I tried to open it gave me an error message and when I tried to reinstall the program/app it gave me the same error as I tried to open the program/app so I restarted my computer to hope for it to fix and then I found myself stuck at the American Megatrends screen.

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October 1, 2019 at 01:36:47
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S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and Replace.

quite serious issue(imminent disk failure, yes thats bad):

it's the boot drive, so your kingston 120GB ssd which is failing.

edit: and yes this can cause all other issues you are reporting

i5-6600K[delid]@4.828GHz Core/4.627GHz cache@1.456v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2400MHzCL18@3018MHzCL12@1.465v | Sapphire Nitro+ SE RX 590 8GB@1660Mhz core@1.175v/2236MHz

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October 1, 2019 at 02:21:10
Any suggestion what new SSD I could get (an better one)?

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October 1, 2019 at 05:38:44
If the computer has isn't booting then it sounds as if the drive has already failed, which makes life slightly more complicated.

SSD prices are very cheap nowadays, so I would go for a larger one - 250GB or 500GB. Samsung, Intel, and Crucial all make excellent ones at reasonable prices. You will need to reinstall Windows 10, and any programs that you had installed, from scratch. This will be much easier if you have a fairly recent backup of your system If not, consider buying an external drive and implementing a regular backup routine to avoid problems in the future.

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