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Computer Wont Boot from SSD

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September 15, 2013 3:36:53 AM

Hi,

I left my computer for a while and when i came back the screen was showing weird coloured lines (not sure how to explain them) and my computer was frozen. i restarted my computer, and it took about 15 seconds to get to the splash screen where it then hung for another 30 before telling me to insert a boot device.

i have a 120Gb SSD to boot from and a 500Gb HDD, only the HDD shows in the BIOS.

Thank you for any help

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a b G Storage
September 15, 2013 4:10:06 AM

Have you changed anything recently? New hardware? Different drivers?

Also, are you sure the boot order is correctly set in the BIOS?
Are you able to boot using a Windows (repair) disk?
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September 15, 2013 4:17:53 AM

Som3one said:
Have you changed anything recently? New hardware? Different drivers?

Also, are you sure the boot order is correctly set in the BIOS?
Are you able to boot using a Windows (repair) disk?


I installed new drivers for my graphics card a few days ago so i have removed the graphics card but it made no difference.

My boot order is correct and when i boot from the repair disk it says it cannot repair the problem.

Hope this helps
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September 15, 2013 4:25:55 AM

willster206 said:
Som3one said:
Have you changed anything recently? New hardware? Different drivers?

Also, are you sure the boot order is correctly set in the BIOS?
Are you able to boot using a Windows (repair) disk?


I installed new drivers for my graphics card a few days ago so i have removed the graphics card but it made no difference.

My boot order is correct and when i boot from the repair disk it says it cannot repair the problem.

Hope this helps


Just noticed that SSD does NOT show in BIOS.
However the green light on the SSD is on.
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a b G Storage
September 15, 2013 5:13:31 AM

Did you make sure the SSD cables are connected correctly?

You also could try to hook the SSD up to another SATA port and see if it turns up in the BIOS.


EDIT: Also, if you have any partitioning or backup tool booatable CD or something like this, try to boot from this and see if those tools recognize your SSD.
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a c 144 G Storage
September 15, 2013 5:58:05 AM

if if isn't showing in bios, its possible that it is dead. The other thing to check is the cable. I would get a different cable, and plug it into a different sata port on the MB.
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September 15, 2013 8:05:41 AM

Som3one said:
Did you make sure the SSD cables are connected correctly?

You also could try to hook the SSD up to another SATA port and see if it turns up in the BIOS.


EDIT: Also, if you have any partitioning or backup tool booatable CD or something like this, try to boot from this and see if those tools recognize your SSD.


ss202sl said:
if if isn't showing in bios, its possible that it is dead. The other thing to check is the cable. I would get a different cable, and plug it into a different sata port on the MB.


i Have tried swapping the cables with my HDD and it still doesnt show:/
There is a green light on my SSD still as though it still does work.
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a b G Storage
September 15, 2013 8:13:20 AM

Sorry to say but it sure looks like your SSD is dead.
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September 16, 2013 1:07:41 AM

Som3one said:
Sorry to say but it sure looks like your SSD is dead.


I think you right:( 
The weird thing is the green light on the SSD is still on as though its ok, there supposed to be a red one on it if it breaks i think.
I haven't had it a year yet so i should be able to send it back and for a new one.

Thanks for your help
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a b G Storage
September 16, 2013 1:19:37 AM

Just curious (and kinda confused why I didn´t ask this earlier): What SSD do you have?
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September 16, 2013 4:52:35 AM

Som3one said:
Just curious (and kinda confused why I didn´t ask this earlier): What SSD do you have?


Vertex 2 120GB
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