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-Zydeco-
Nov 12, 2007




Problem description: Previous system failed abruptly by failing to even reach BIOS. Bought and assembled a new system and transplanted old M.2 drive into it. New system will reach BIOS, but fails to boot from there. Just restarts to BIOS again. Also can see USB mouse but not USB keyboard when navigating BIOS for some reason with both plugged directly into motherboard.

Gallery of BIOS screen shots here: https://imgur.com/a/D0lEPlD

Attempted fixes: Tried varying BIOS settings and moved memory around.

Recent changes: Entire system other than M.2 hard drive is brand new.

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Operating system:Win 10, 64 bit, home

System specs:
Motherboard: MSI MPG B560I GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Processor: i7-11700K
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V, 2 x 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3600, Intel XMP 2.0
Video card: ASUS RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6X
Power supply: Corsair SF600
Hard drive (transplanted): Samsung 1tb 860 Evo Sata Iii M.2

Location: Des Moines, IA

I have Googled and read the FAQ: Yes

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Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



I'd disconnect the M.2 drive and try booting an OS from a USB. That would narrow down the issue more.

Also using onboard GPU temporarily would eliminate the GPU as being an issue.

-Zydeco-
Nov 12, 2007




Zogo posted:

I'd disconnect the M.2 drive and try booting an OS from a USB. That would narrow down the issue more.

Also using onboard GPU temporarily would eliminate the GPU as being an issue.

What's a recommended free OS I can get on a thumb drive? Ok with hardware, but I have limited OS knowledge past vanilla windows.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



-Zydeco- posted:

What's a recommended free OS I can get on a thumb drive? Ok with hardware, but I have limited OS knowledge past vanilla windows.

Ubuntu would work. Some steps to take:
https://itsfoss.com/create-live-usb-of-ubuntu-in-windows/



Another thing you could try would be to run memtest from a USB drive:
http://memtest.org/

-Zydeco-
Nov 12, 2007




Thanks. I'll try everything above tonight.

-Zydeco-
Nov 12, 2007




Would a cpu still show correct info in BIOS if any of the pins are damaged. When I dropped it into place it made a small noise, but I wasn't applying any pressure so I didn't think I could have damaged it at the time.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



-Zydeco- posted:

Would a cpu still show correct info in BIOS if any of the pins are damaged. When I dropped it into place it made a small noise, but I wasn't applying any pressure so I didn't think I could have damaged it at the time.

If there's a lot of pin damage to a CPU (or motherboard) the computer wouldn't POST at all. But with a few slightly bent pins it might work fine or act glitchy.

-Zydeco-
Nov 12, 2007




Tried to use mother board video with graphics card attached and got nothing. Unmounted cars and it's back to just immediately restarting to BIOS as soon as I exit.

Unbuntu seems to have done it though? Without going to BIOS it immediately booted from the USB. So I guess that means the system is not recognizing my windows install on the M.2?

I guess I'll have to figure out how to bypass the security on my old drive and see if I can rescue the data on it before formatting an reinstalling.

I'll leave the thread open for a little until I get the system actually running again.

Thanks for the help!


E: it actually seems like I have access to the drive contents. I can at least look at stuff.

Is there a way to force windows to recognize the new hardware configuration through Unbuntu?

-Zydeco- fucked around with this message at 23:27 on Dec 6, 2021

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



-Zydeco- posted:

So I guess that means the system is not recognizing my windows install on the M.2?

Yes, probably not. Lots of times the old install won't work with a new motherboard.

-Zydeco- posted:

Is there a way to force windows to recognize the new hardware configuration through Unbuntu?

I don't believe so.

I'd just copy all your important data to another external drive and then do a full reinstall of W10 or W11 onto the M.2

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-Zydeco-
Nov 12, 2007




Had a couple more days of issues due to using a 5 year old installation usb of win 10, but finailly got pc running. Old M.2 drive does not wat to read when installed in the second drive slot, so it may be the bad component. I'll try installing it in an external housing I have, but the original issue is fixed.

Thanks for the help!

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