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Computer boots into Windows after restart only, can't enter setup


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Don't know but something isn't right.  I assume you are Saving before you Exit the BIOS.  Use the SATA cable  from the Optiarc since we know it's good.  If that doesn't help try setting the BIOS to default again or pull the battery then put the options back to the way we have them now.


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Of course, I always save and exit. I used the SATA cable from Optiarc so now the Kingston is on port 3, still nothing. Set the BIOS to default and pulled the battery and nothing again. Options are back to the way where we left.


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Does it see the Kingston on Port 3 now?

 

I would change the options back to:

OS Type: Other OS

CSM Support: Always

Boot Mode Selection: UEFI and Legacy

Storage Boot Option Control:  They have Legacy here but I would think UEFI First would be better.  I would try both.

OnChip SATA Controller: Enabled

OnChip SATA Type: AHCI

OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type (SATA3 4/SATA3 5 connectors):  (These should not be in play unless you have your drive connected to SATA 4 or SATA 5 plugs.)

The default is IDE but as we have no IDE I think it should be: As SATA Type


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Yes it does.

 

I changed the options back but without success


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If you connect the OptiArc to SATA 1 does it show up?  Can you boot from it to the Windows Install OK?  Can you do a Repair Install?


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Yes Optiarc does show up on port 1 and I can boot from it to Win install but I can't do a repair


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What does it show if you go into disk part like you did before then do

list disk'

Does it have a * under gpt at the end of the listing?

select disk 0  (Or whatever disk shows up in list disk.)

What does it show?

This is what mine says:
 

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          931 GB    93 GB        *


DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Recovery          1000 MB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    System             260 MB  1001 MB
  Partition 3    Reserved           128 MB  1261 MB
  Partition 4    Primary            836 GB  1389 MB
  Partition 5    Recovery           545 MB   837 GB

DISKPART> exit

 

 

Try a complete new install perhaps move the Optiarc to SATA 2 first.  Might be worth redownloading the program to the USB.  I had one once where that was the only thing that worked.


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It does show * under gpt ,it's pretty much the same as your diskpart. 

 

Moved Optiarc to port 2, will try with clean install on USB 


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When I started with usb Windows installation it took 3 mins before install now appeared,then I had to convert to mbr first before I could install it. Anyway, now select and reboot from proper boot device doesn't appear anymore but still freezes at Windows logo. I set correct boot order, all other settings are the same.
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How do you have the BIOS set up now?


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These are current settings...

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If you had to redo it to MBR then try changing the Storage boot to Legacy First


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Just did that but it's the same
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I'm running out of ideas so I have posted on our internal forum asking for others to look at the problem.  Hopefully someone else has more experience with this motherboard.  I told them to just jump in here with suggestions so you may see different people posting.


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I completely understand u, it's really weird that all we tried doesn't work. If anyone has any idea or suggestion I will gladly try it. What if anything is faulty, maybe disk, sata connector etc?
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