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Can't boot from SSD after BIOS update

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November 21, 2013 12:34:28 AM

I had to do a bios update after getting a new graphics card. Since the update, I've been unable to boot from the SSD that has my operating system (win 8.1) on it. The bios detects the drive and I can adjust boot order just fine. The problem persists in all SATA modes (IDE, AHCI, Raid). Clearing CMOS did not help.

When the SSD is the only drive in the boot order, I just get a prompt telling me to insert a boot device. When other drives are behind it, booting just falls through to them.

The mainboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3), the SSD is an OCZ Vertex3.

My next step will be to test the SSD on another computer, but meanwhile I wanted to see if anybody has any experience with this problem. It would be a huge coincidence for the drive to fail right as I updated the bios. Plus, I remember having the same problem with the old bios version, but changing SATA mode to AHCI always fixed it.

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November 21, 2013 1:40:45 AM

I had a boot failure problem recently after updating the BIOS to fix an annoying problem.

All I had to do was go into BIOS Setup and select "Load BIOS defaults" (also sometimes labelled "Load Failsafe Defaults".

Then I saved and exited the BIOS and the system booted successfully into Windows.
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November 21, 2013 6:59:10 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
All I had to do was go into BIOS Setup and select "Load BIOS defaults" (also sometimes labelled "Load Failsafe Defaults".


I assumed a cmos reset would do that implicitly, but to be safe I just did it manually. No change, sadly, before and after the switch to AHCI. Thanks for your input though.

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