Startup Freezes

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Exzious
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I am sorry if this is in the wrong area, I didn't know where else to put it.

Hello.

Recently, my SSD got wiped, I was uninstalling a version of Hamachi that didn't work at all, and it took the entire content of the SSD with it. Now I am trying to reinstall Windows, but, since I get a message on my screen telling me to "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" I can't do it. Here's why: Whenever I click anything on my keyboard, the PC freezes, and nothing happens. All I can do is restart.

Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it?

If I just let it run out, I come to the screen where I can choose to start windows normally, or start the repair. Once again, pressing anything on the keyboard doesn't work and just freezes it completely. If I let it run to windows repair, it just says the required files don't exist, and that I should put in the windows disk and restart the PC and repair it from there.

I can't enter Bios either. If I press anything on the keyboard during the startup, it simply freezes.

Exzious
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Update: It is now starting the installation, but is saying my disk is an MBR disk, and that on EFI systems, windows can only be installed on GPT disks. I had windows 7 64 bit on this disk earlier today.

Tivon
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Secure erase your SSD and then re-install Windows.

SSDs and Secure Erase
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD-Knowledge/SSDs-and-Secure-Erase/ta-p/112580

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Exzious
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I've done that, it was the first thing I did. It hasn't helped one bit.

Tivon
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Disable efi in the bios and try again, it might also be called UEFI Secure Boot. Also look for the BIOS configuration of Legacy Boot, try that mode during the install and then switch back to Secure Boot.

Exzious
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I'll try and work my way into the bios. The problem With the Keyboard is still there, only, sometimes it Works and sometimes it doesn't. Doesn't work more than it does though.

Exzious
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Does it matter at all that it says "UEFI BIOS setting"? Or is that because it is currently set to the EFI option?

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"UEFI BIOS setting" should be the right place to turn off options. EFI and UEFI are the same thing I think.

PcTestCard.co.uk
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Just wonder if there is any parts swapping like connecting the KB to the PS/2 mouse port and vice versa.

I would suggest we check the mobo for the leaked capacitor.

Take the RAM off and clean with a paper rubber.

Hope this helps.

Bill
Tech Manager - WPTinc.