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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot when I unplug optical drive.

27 May 2012   #1
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
*Solved!*Windows 7 does not boot when I unplug optical drive.

Hi Guys. I just built a new pc a few days ago. I am running windows 7 ultimate activated and all. It runs perfect. I used my brothers optical drive to install windows 7. When I unplug the optical drive windows wont boot at all. It shows teh logo for about half a second and then restarts over and over. I manually turn of the pc and plug the optical drive back in.....and it boots fine with no problems. Im not sure what could be the problem and any help would be appreciated.

Im running the following:

3570k
tx750 corsair psu
16 gb corsair vengeance ram
H100
crucial m4 256 ssd
wd 1 TB caviar black hdd


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27 May 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What logo do you mean? the windows boot flag?

Just plugging in the optical drive... system boots. You don't have any disk in optical then?
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27 May 2012   #3
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What logo do you mean? the windows boot flag?

Just plugging in the optical drive... system boots. You don't have any disk in optical then?
Im sorry I was a little unclear. Yes, the windows boot flag with the black background. With the optical sata dvd drive the system boots fine. When I un plug it...it will show the boot flag for about a second and then restarts and does the same thing. Also, there is no disk in the optical drive.
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27 May 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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Without optical attached, boot into Advanced Boot Options

There select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
Now you can see the crash info on next boot. What is the stopcode?

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27 May 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you checked your boot order settings in the BIOS?

Also, do you still have the Windows DVD in your optical drive?

Is it an external drive?
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27 May 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

system properties->advanced settings: there can Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure permanently
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27 May 2012   #7
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Have you checked you boot order settings in the BIOS?

Also, do you still have the Windows DVD in your optical drive?

Is it an external drive?
No windows dvd in the drive. The boot order is set to the crucial m4 ssd is primary. Its not an external drive.
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27 May 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patchypower View Post
Hi Guys. I just built a new pc a few days ago. I am running windows 7 ultimate activated and all. It runs perfect. I used my brothers optical drive to install windows 7. When I unplug the optical drive windows wont boot at all. It shows teh logo for about half a second and then restarts over and over. I manually turn of the pc and plug the optical drive back in.....and it boots fine with no problems. Im not sure what could be the problem and any help would be appreciated.

Im running the following:

3570k
tx750 corsair psu
16 gb corsair vengeance ram
H100
crucial m4 256 ssd
wd 1 TB caviar black hdd
Boot up into the bios and change the boot order there to HDD first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #9
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
system properties->advanced settings: there can Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure permanently
Im going to give this a try
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27 May 2012   #10
patchypower

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patchypower View Post
Hi Guys. I just built a new pc a few days ago. I am running windows 7 ultimate activated and all. It runs perfect. I used my brothers optical drive to install windows 7. When I unplug the optical drive windows wont boot at all. It shows teh logo for about half a second and then restarts over and over. I manually turn of the pc and plug the optical drive back in.....and it boots fine with no problems. Im not sure what could be the problem and any help would be appreciated.

Im running the following:

3570k
tx750 corsair psu
16 gb corsair vengeance ram
H100
crucial m4 256 ssd
wd 1 TB caviar black hdd
Boot up into the bios and change the boot order there to HDD first.
Actually let me take a look and see if I set it right. I would set it to the ssd (the os was installed to the ssd) right?
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