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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:02 AM
Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:09 AM
Is your hard drive listed in UEFI/BIOS? If the drive is not detected try using a different SATA port. On some MBs you can enable/disable separate SATA ports. Make sure the SATA port you move the cable to is enabled. If the drive still is not detected you will need to pull it and attach it to another computer internally, USB enclosure, or USB adapter. Run Seatools for Windows and do the short/long test.
I am thinking you may have a motherboard problem if it takes 20 minutes to boot a SSD drive.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:22 AM
Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:36 AM
What is the make and model of the computer or MB if custom built? You can connect using a USB enclosure or USB adapter. If using an enclosure a 2.5 HDD or 3.5 HDD determines what to purchase. If you remove the drive then remove the power plug, hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Remove the side panel and touch bare metal of the case before removing any drive or cable.
UEFI on newer computer takes the place of the older BIOS.
Edit: My link for the USB adapter is just an example. There are other sellers on Ebay that you may wish to look at or purchase one locally.
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 April 2016 - 09:41 AM.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:47 AM
Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:09 AM
Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:19 AM
If the drive is not detected in Windows then you will not be able to run the disk diagnostic. Please publish a Speccy Report and post the link. This will report the make of motherboard.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:23 AM
Edited by bugster0121, 02 April 2016 - 11:23 AM.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:41 AM
Here is the status its still running...
Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:17 PM
Speccy is still analyzing the storage. Could it detect that something is there but cant sort it so its in a loop?
Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:36 PM
You are probably right. Something is keeping Speccy from analyzing your storage devices and is most likely why it takes so long to boot your computer.
Edit: Wrong link. Here is the page for downloading your MB manual. Is will give you the key press for entering UEFI. Is the hard drive detected in UEFI?
See page 36. Tap Del at boot to enter your
UEFI/BIOS setup. This is an older MB so you do not have UEFI but a BIOS setup.
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 April 2016 - 12:52 PM.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:40 PM
What is the best way to tell that? Things move fast at boot and dont have time to read all the drives it says are there at that time.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:44 PM
Also "key press" I am not familiar with that term. Can you please elaborate?
Posted 02 April 2016 - 01:01 PM
Power down the computer. Boot and then tap the Del key to enter your BIOS setup. On page 49 of the manual it lists Quick Boot. Disable QuickBoot.
Use the up and down arrow key to highlight Quickboot. Press Enter or use the +/- keys to change Quickboot to disabled.
Save your settings by pressing F10. See page 85, figure 2. When booting BIOS should show both your hard and SSD drives.
Posted 02 April 2016 - 01:11 PM
Edited by bugster0121, 02 April 2016 - 01:11 PM.
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