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My new SSHD won't work and windows 8 has trouble booting now after putting everything how it was.

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  • SSHD
  • Hard Drives
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  • SATA
  • Windows 8
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July 9, 2014 6:47:27 PM

I had just got a new SSHD to use windows 8.1 on. I decide to just plug it in for now and worry about transferring W8.1. I had a Optical Drive and HDD plugged into the white sata ports. I moved the OD to the first blue sata port then moved the HDD to the second white sata port and plugged the SSHD into the first white sata port. Now when I turned on my computer w8.1 was being diagnosed and said it had to restart. Then it took forever to turn on. So I restarted my computer and went into the BIOS (UEFI BIOS). In the BOS the OD was in primary boot and the SSHD was not read. So I switched the HDD back primary and W8.1 had to restart again. After fidgeting around a bit with this I decided to unplug the SSHD and put everything back exactly how it was. After doing so I puit the HDD into primary boot again and then my PC took forever to boot. I had restarted it and went into the BIOS but the BIOS took forever to load. Once the BIOS did load and I exited I decided to be patient. After a long while of the screen being black the "Please Wait" words came up. My screen picture came on, I was able to log in and here I am now. I have not turned my computer off since it booted so I don't know if it still takes a long while. I want to thank you in advance but expect many thank yous from me in taking the time to try and help me out.

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a b G Storage
July 9, 2014 7:02:45 PM

hmm switching things around by adding a new drive shouldn;t cause any issues

is the HDD plugged into a SATA 2 port or SATA 3 port?
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July 9, 2014 7:12:32 PM

stickmansam said:
hmm switching things around by adding a new drive shouldn;t cause any issues

is the HDD plugged into a SATA 2 port or SATA 3 port?


I had it plugged into SATA 1 port then put it into 2. When that didn't seemt o work I had put it back to the first and it is there now.
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a b G Storage
July 9, 2014 7:13:52 PM

I mean the speeds of the ports

the boot order is all correct though?

you can try start up repair to see if any windows files are damaged

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July 9, 2014 7:52:21 PM

stickmansam said:
I mean the speeds of the ports

the boot order is all correct though?

you can try start up repair to see if any windows files are damaged



The speeds of the ports?
It has booted now but the SSHD is not plugged in and it took a long while to start once I put everything back the way it was compared to the very short time it usually takes to turn on. My computer is usually at the password before my monitor turns on. So yes the order is correct and I am running perfectly fine right now. Should I just try again and if so is there anything I could try to do differently this time? Thank you!!!
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July 10, 2014 8:09:18 AM



Okay well since I will be reinstalling windows to the SSHD would I have to fix the files or would they be fine in reinstall using the cd. With that said what would cause the SSHD to not be read? Also boot up takes a long time on the ASUS logo then on windows so it meerly slowed down compared to what it was before I switched things around which is odd to me.
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a b G Storage
July 10, 2014 11:32:22 AM

ASUS logo taking longer could be due to bios searching things and validating everything is connected

what might have happened is that you started using the extra SATA ports from the extra controller, not the Chipset. Not only are the extra controller one's slower, the bios will take extra time to start them up and run basic diagnostics on them as they might not have been used before

reinstalling will fix all the windows issues but the bios part won't be (ASUS logo)

what is your motherboard model?
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July 10, 2014 2:01:16 PM

stickmansam said:
ASUS logo taking longer could be due to bios searching things and validating everything is connected

what might have happened is that you started using the extra SATA ports from the extra controller, not the Chipset. Not only are the extra controller one's slower, the bios will take extra time to start them up and run basic diagnostics on them as they might not have been used before

reinstalling will fix all the windows issues but the bios part won't be (ASUS logo)

what is your motherboard model?

I have an ASUS P8H77-I miniITX board.
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a b G Storage
July 10, 2014 2:08:01 PM

use the gray/white sata ports fro SSHD and HDD and the blue for DVD etc

the gray ate SATA 3 while the blue are SATA 2
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July 10, 2014 2:48:01 PM

stickmansam said:
use the gray/white sata ports fro SSHD and HDD and the blue for DVD etc

the gray ate SATA 3 while the blue are SATA 2


I currentlky do have the HDD plugged into the grey and the ODD, the SSHD is not plugged in right now. I am very sure I did not have the HDD plugged into the blue at any point I only plugged it into the 2nd grey port. Could it possibly be a sata cable I used that wasn't as fast as the original one I had. I am using the original SATA cable now though.
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