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Computer won't start on SATA mode IDE or AHCI

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#1 nimrodookie


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 01:20 PM

I had a computer with windows 8.1 installed but the HDD died. So I bought a new one and installed windows 8.1 with SATA mode IDE. Everything was fine untill I shut it down. When I tired to open it said that there were no bootable device. I tried everything and finally when I changed SATA mode to AHCI it saw the HDD but could not start Windows, so I changed it back to IDE and it started Widows as if nothing had happened.
Whenever I shut down the computer and try to start it, the same thing happens, and I do all these steps again.

I also tried to install windows 8.1 on AHCI mode, but the same thing happened again. But this time I had to switch to IDE and then AHCI again.

Also, when I pick restart option, not shut down, there is no problem. It restarts just fine.

Do you have any idea why this is happening or how can I fix this?

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#2 eLPuSHeR


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:20 AM

What driver(s) are you using for IDE/AHCI? I recommend using AHCI unless the hardware is very very old.

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