Pc does not boot on restart

June 26, 2016 at 13:15:23
Specs: Windows 10
My pc does not boot whenever I reset it. My hard drive doesn't show up in the BIOS and therfore will not boot. But if I shut the pc down and turn it back on I have no problems. The pc will then boot up fine. Any ideas

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#1
June 26, 2016 at 15:45:49
Please provide some additional information such as the brand, model, age. Did this start all of a sudden, or sometimes happening then gradually working into the present state?

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#2
June 26, 2016 at 17:13:46
"whenever I reset it"
Do you mean factory reset or something else?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
June 26, 2016 at 17:29:39
Looks like you harddrive takes a long time to startup. How old is this PC?

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#4
June 26, 2016 at 17:38:49
It's a brand new pc. I just put it together a few weeks ago and it was fine. I recently bought a new western digital black 2tb hard drive so I decided to make that my new primary. I reinstalled windows and that's about all I have done. And when I say restart I mean when I literally go into the start menu and choose restart instead of shut down. Thanks

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#5
June 26, 2016 at 20:17:11
"And when I say restart I mean when I literally go into the start menu and choose restart instead of shut down."

Why are you doing the above procedure? Normally, one either wants the computer running or off. Is something happening that causes you to reboot?

Did this happen when using the original hard drive?

Do you have BOTH the original and the new 2TB drives installed?

Go into Windows Disk Management and post ALL the information listed for each hard disk listed.

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#6
June 27, 2016 at 07:35:05
Fine, got you now - it's just that you originally said reset rather than restart.

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#7
June 27, 2016 at 11:36:11
The reason I'm restarting is because like I said it's a new build so when ever I install either a Windows update or certain programs they call for a restart. The original hard drive did not do this but was starting to crap out and cause my disc usage to constantly be at 100% in the task manager. I tried quite a few "fixes" for that problem to no avail so I just bought a new hard drive and did a fresh windows 10 install. Currently I am NOT running both hard drives but I did plan on formating the old one and using it purely for storage. I'm at work right now so I can't post any more information on the hard drive. I'll get to that ASAP thanks.

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#8
June 28, 2016 at 01:08:45
Have you tried another (6 Bb/s ??) SATA port?
Try a 3 Gb/s port.

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#9
June 28, 2016 at 14:55:42
That's a warm boot whereas when starting with the power switch it's called a cold boot. Sometimes not everything is reset when doing a warm boot. As already mentioned, check cmos drive settings and connection.

As far as you know there's no compatibility problem with the drive and motherboard?


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#10
June 28, 2016 at 18:24:53
Yes I have tried changing connections and using brand new cables. I was able to get two restarts in flawlessly at one point but when I tried again the next day I had the same issue. As far as I know there is no compatibility issues. Literally everything else runs fine. I am still having high disk usage at boot but it goes down fairly quickly.

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#11
June 28, 2016 at 20:11:55
This is the opposite of your problem but may be helpful if you have similar bios settings:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articl...

You might check this too:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

I'm sure it's a warm boot/cold boot hardware reset issue but I'm not sure of the fix for your system. You may just have to surrender to it and always do a cold boot.


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#12
June 29, 2016 at 06:31:06
There is always the refresh option but I realise that you might prefer not to go that way for a relatively minor symptom:
http://www.howtogeek.com/131916/how...

EDIT: See #13 below first.

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#13
June 29, 2016 at 07:11:44
The Seagate link in #11 above would probably be helpful if there is that option in the BIOS. When SATA hard drives were first introduced I encountered your same issue. The solution was to increase the delay time.

We can't look at your manual because we don't know your motherboard model.


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#14
June 30, 2016 at 17:07:42
Ok I tried delaying the boot procedure to no avail. I'm still having the issue and I have quick boot disable. Any other ideas? My mother board is a ASUS H170 PRO GAMING.

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#15
June 30, 2016 at 19:06:56
BIOS setting: Since you run Win 7: (a few ideas)

Have you set the Secure boot > OS type to "Other OS" ?
PCH configuration > SATA mode to "AHCI" ?
Aggressive LPM support & Hot Plug "Disabled" ?


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#16
July 1, 2016 at 17:53:17
I'm running Windows 10 but I'll try

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#17
July 1, 2016 at 18:26:58
oups, thought it was win 7
Then the Secure boot > OS type = "Windows UEFA mode"

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#18
July 4, 2016 at 15:30:05
Ok I already have it set up as so.

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