Boot issues with custom-built Windows 8 PC

April 7, 2016 at 16:50:10
Specs: Windows 8
I have a PC I built myself, but I have recently run into the error 0x000000e. I am aware that I need to simply need to insert my Operating System Boot Disc (I am using Windows 8) and use the auto self repair. However, my PC boots my hard drive before my Disc Drive (I set my BIOS this way). but to make matters worse, upon attempting to access my BIOS, I believe I set my boot order so that the Hard drive boots before the USB ports etc. As a side effect, upon clicking the delete on boot, I do not enter BIOS to change the boot order. I have attempted using alternative keyboards. I consider myself a fairly tech saavy, and despite many hours of research, I could not find a solution to my problem. I am using a MSI 970A-G43 Motherboard for context.

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#1
April 7, 2016 at 19:15:19
If you keep tapping <delete> key or <F11> key during POST, you do not enter BIOS or boot menu??

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#2
April 7, 2016 at 20:55:00
Are you sure you are using a hard wired USB keyboard?
Is the keyboard plugged directly into the REAR USB port DIRECTLY on the motherboard? USB ports that are run through a hub, internal hub (including many front USB ports), and those on onboard expansion chips, will not be active until the Windows drivers are loaded after boot up. Only direct USB ports wired directly to the chipset are active prior to boot. If possible, try an old PS2 Keyboard (round plug) which will always be active before boot. USB boot order will not effect USB activity at boot, it will only effect the BIOS looking for a boot device connected to a USB port. As a final option, unplug the SATA connector from your hard drive, then boot and access to the BIOS will become easy (even when fast boot option is set). After resetting boot order you can shut down and replug it in again.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 8, 2016 at 22:06:32
"upon clicking the delete on boot, I do not enter BIOS to change the boot order"
Try a different video connection, VGA perhaps.

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#4
April 8, 2016 at 22:13:45
"upon clicking the delete on boot, I do not enter BIOS to change the boot order"
Another way.
How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 8.1
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/acces...
http://windows.wonderhowto.com/how-...

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#5
April 9, 2016 at 05:29:05
"However, my PC boots my hard drive before my Disc Drive (I set my BIOS this way)"

Since you apparently know how to change the BIOS settings, why don't you change the boot order again?

From the manual:

Power on the computer and the system will start the Power On Self Test (POST) process. When the message below appears on the screen, please <DEL> key to enter CLICK BIOS II:

Press DEL key to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot Menu

If the message disappears before you respond and you still need to enter CLICK BIOS II, restart the system by turning the computer OFF then back ON or pressing the RESET button.

The fix for the error code can be found here:

https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc000000e/

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