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SSD & Intermittent boot loader problems

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ruffmeerkat

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Hi everyone I've recently brought a Samsung Evo 256gb SSD to replace my Seagate hardrive.

 

 

 

For some odd reason , every now and then when I switch my machine on and boots past bios, windows boot manager fails to loads. No message in saying it's failed just a white cursor. Sometimes if the boot loader fails I can hit enter on the keyboard and bring up the OS menu and select windows 7. Most of the time its either white cursor or loads normally ?

 

Clean install of windows 7 pro and use the 1tb Seagate HD as music storage and photos.  

 

 

I did try and select boot priority in my bios and had a little play in there and didn't seem to make a difference, if anything it's made it worse.

 

1.CD/DVD Drive

2.Samsung SSD

3.Disabled

 

SATA Port 1 : Samsung SSD

SATA Port 2 : Seagate 1tb

 

Both set to ACHI Mode.

 

 

Any help and advise is more than welcome, sorry about my English.

 

 

Many thanks, Tom. 


Edited by ruffmeerkat, 22 July 2014 - 02:22 AM.

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Just to clear things up found the problem, turned out to be a faulty SATA cable, very lose and not seated properly. 


Edited by ruffmeerkat, 22 July 2014 - 10:47 AM.

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:welcome:     ruffmeerkat

 

Glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting how you resolved the issue, the information may help others in the future  :thumbsup:


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