Solved Desktop does not boot with hard drives plugged to the mb

January 18, 2017 at 00:54:51
Specs: Linux
Hi,

My desktop does not allow to boot with the hard drives connected to the motherboard. Linux loads from a flash drive perfectly.

On the other hand, tested the hard drives with a laptop (as external hard drives) and they both worked well, so the hard drives still perform..

Also, changed the port where the main hard drive was plugged into the motherboard and it booted fine only once.

Your help is very much appreciated.

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January 25, 2017 at 14:33:53
Thanks for trying to help, It was very much appreciated.

It was a BIOS Config Problem.

Thankfully all sorted.



#1
January 18, 2017 at 02:25:48
What error message you get during boot from your harddrive?
Are these SATA harddrives?

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#2
January 18, 2017 at 05:14:39
Yes, sata drives indeed.

No errors, but frozen initial screen before the bios. It posts succesfuly but does not get into the bios.


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#3
January 18, 2017 at 06:14:36
What is on the drive(s)? Windows 10,/ 8 or linux?
If you only plug in the drive with the OS on, no joy?
Has it worked Ok before?

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#4
January 18, 2017 at 06:28:02
It does not go past the first screen, before the bios.

Hard drives are working well btw, just don't boot within the desktop.

Starting to think its the PSU.

OS is linux.


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#5
January 18, 2017 at 07:17:48
I'm inclined to agree, PSU or motherboard.

However, nothing lost by trying some rather too hopeful trickery - at least it is easy to try:

1. Discharge the motherboard components. Turn off computer and remove power plug from wall socket. Next hold to Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds.

2. Clean all edge connectors with a pencil eraser then re-insert them a few times to clear any oxide off the sockets. RAM edge connectors often cause issues.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
January 18, 2017 at 07:39:03
Did those SATA hard drives ever work on the system in question?

What is the history of the hard drives?

You didn't tell us what OSes are installed on the drives.

You should be able to get into the BIOS screens if no drives are connected. Check the settings to verify they are appropriate for the hardware.

Depending on the age of the motherboard there may be an incompatibility with second or third generation SATA drives.

If you wish to solve this issue we need many more details. List all hardware and Windows versions.

Try different SATA cables. Try only one drive at a time.


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#7
January 18, 2017 at 12:01:15
So, the OS is Linux. Installed from a Linux ISO I presume?
Where did you install the Linux on? I mean, on the laptop or on the desktop?
If you initially installed Linux on your HDD from your laptop and your desktop is older than your laptop, then compability issues might arise.
Let me know about the things I mentioned.

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Jay Sarma
Music Producer and Game Developer
Dibrugarh, Assam, India
http://jaysarma987.tk


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#8
January 25, 2017 at 14:33:53
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Thanks for trying to help, It was very much appreciated.

It was a BIOS Config Problem.

Thankfully all sorted.


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January 25, 2017 at 15:16:33
Well done and thanks for letting us know.

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