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Windows 7: Unable to boot into BIOS when external HDD connected

05 Dec 2016   #11
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

So just the (windows boot manager) Samsung 950 Pro or just the Samsung 950 Pro?


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05 Dec 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Enable the 950, that`s it.

I don`t know what this Windows Boot Manager thing is you`re talking about.

What happens when you use the one time boot menu (not the bios) and choose the 950 ? Does it boot windows ok ?


You did not answer......
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05 Dec 2016   #13
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

I will send a screenshot from bios soon.

I believe it's automatically created during windows install on the 100mb reserved disk before the windows primary like on the first screenshot I attached but I'm not certain.

The overall OS install was not smooth with win 7 and a nvme drive lol
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05 Dec 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You didn`t have any other drives plugged in when you installed Windows on the 950 did you ?

What about when you bring up the 1 time boot menu, usually F9, and then choose the 950 from the list, does it boot into windows ok ?

You still have not answered.
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05 Dec 2016   #15
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

That's correct yes.
I only had the 950 pro in the m.2 slot nothing else except the bootable slipstreamed win 7 usb stick.

I had to use the mobo DVD to install the drivers in one go though, not step by step which is strange.
Normally I install the intel chipset drivers first but I immediately got a hard lock once installed so it always failed, but when I installed it off the DVD with the asus setup in one go for all drivers it worked,
Not sure that's a problem
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05 Dec 2016   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

why do you have all these items on the 3 TB if it`s just a data drive ?

These are not normal things you would see on a data drive.

You need to go over that drive item by item.


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05 Dec 2016   #17
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Enable the 950, that`s it.

I don`t know what this Windows Boot Manager thing is you`re talking about.

What happens when you use the one time boot menu (not the bios) and choose the 950 ? Does it boot windows ok ?


You did not answer......
just tried, it does not boot into windows, only if the windows boot manager drive is first in boot order
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05 Dec 2016   #18
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
why do you have all these items on the 3 TB if it`s just a data drive ?

These are not normal things you would see on a data drive.

You need to go over that drive item by item.
i removed those files, to no avail, still starting with "windows is loading files" and the progress bar then crash to bios....

maybe change it to logical?
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05 Dec 2016   #19
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You didn`t have any other drives plugged in when you installed Windows on the 950 did you ?

What about when you bring up the 1 time boot menu, usually F9, and then choose the 950 from the list, does it boot into windows ok ?

You still have not answered.
just tried that too, still the same issue
thanks pal
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06 Dec 2016   #20
elysion

Win7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Bump
Thanks
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