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PC won't boot properly. Thought hard drive was the only problem

So I am trying to fix this pc. Last time it was used, it shut down out of knowhere. Then when booting up, it says "BootMGR missing CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart".

Im pretty sure its trying to boot other devices or the OS is corrupted. So I made sure usb peripheral is removed. Then I tried reinstalling the OS but it cannot install on the drive C. It has something to do with the bios settings. It says I need to change something there first (i think it was legacy or uefi support)

Next problem the bios isn't working properly. Whenever I press the key to bios setup, it goes there but as soon as I press a key, it restarts. So I was unable to change any settings there.

So for the last time, I had to removed the hard drive and reinstall the OS to another pc. The OS boots normally in it, but when I put the hard drive back to it's pc, it will try to boot windows but will immediately restart after that.

I'm starting to think it's a motherboard issue?
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  1. Did you try resetting CMOS/BIOS ?
    "BootMGR missing CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart", means corrupted or bad HDD. Once in BIOS, find and disable Fast Boot and Secure BOOT.
  2. CountMike said:
    Did you try resetting CMOS/BIOS ?
    "BootMGR missing CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart", means corrupted or bad HDD. Once in BIOS, find and disable Fast Boot and Secure BOOT.


    Actually the drive works in different pc. As I mentioned in my post, I placed the hard drive into another pc and I reinstalled the OS there. It boots normally on that pc. And in my post I also mentioned that I cannot boot into bios because when I press a key into the bios it immediately restarts.

    I also tried resetting the bios by removing the battery, pushed the power button located at the back of the unit and waited a minute.
  3. Did you reset CMOS ?
  4. Best answer
    Generally installing windows to a drive in one PC and then moving the drive to a new PC without re-installing can cause a host of issues.... I'd reinstall to the drive in the machine that your going to keep it in.
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