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#16 JohnC_21

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:34 AM

Nothing out of the ordinary in the BCD so we are back to square one unfortunately.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

Well as I turn it on today, now it's the 3TB causing problems, the backup drive isn't even in the tower anod now it won't boot with the 3TB plugged in.

 

Ran it through DOS version of diagnostics, it still passes with 0 problems

 

Beginning to think it's the mobo itself, it's fairly old


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:19 PM

I guess you don't have a spare PSU. You may be correct that it's the motherboard. 

 

If you have a live linux disk you could see if the computer boots with all drives connected minus the SSD. 



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

I guess you don't have a spare PSU. You may be correct that it's the motherboard. 

 

If you have a live linux disk you could see if the computer boots with all drives connected minus the SSD. 

How would it boot without the OS...?



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

You would be booting a live linux OS session which would run from RAM and the DVD. Now if the computer booted from the linux DVD with all drives connected other than the SSD that may provide some clue. It would narrow it down to the OS or the SSD itself. 

 

You can get the Mint Cinnamon iso in the below link. Burn the iso to a  DVD. Do not input anything during the boot process. Wait until you are at the desktop. This assumes you can at least get linux to boot with all the drives attached.  Click the Computer icon on the desktop and you will see your drives in the left pane.

 

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3289


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

Would love to try, but no money to buy any blanks



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

If you have a spare USB flash drive you can use the iso of Mint with Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive. Any data on the flash drive would need to be backed up first. This is dependent on the MB being able to boot from a USB flash drive.

 

https://rufus.akeo.ie/






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