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New Build Doesn’t Boot Properly.

I recently put together my first build. All my parts are brand new except for 3 drives that I salvaged from old pc’s and laptops. (a 250gb hdd from a dell desktop, a 500gb ssd from a hp laptop, and a 500gb from an Apple MacBook Pro) 

After I installed all my components into my case for the first time, I started the computer and it booted into the BIOS with no problem. So I went to set my M.2 ssd as my boot drive and my boot options were laid out as followed:

Option 1- Windows Boot Manager (with the hdd from my dell desktop that I can’t remember the name for atm)

Option 2- Samsung 250gb M.2

Option 3- WDC 600gb

Option 4- The hdd from the dell desktop 

And so on...

So from there I went to select the M.2 ssd as Option 1 and I set the Windows Boot Manager hdd as Option 2. After I did that my pc restarted itself and next thing I know my screen pops up saying “Hello Jean-Paul”. Seeing my name on what I suspected to be a fresh computer startled me. 

In a short amount of time, I realized that it booted all my information that was on my dell desktop. At that point I knew something wasn’t right so I turned off my computer and tried to enter the BIOS but when I turned it back on nothing would come up on my monitor. For a while I tried all I could think of to get the BIOS to come up but nothing worked, so I gave up for the day. 

The next day I try again, I tried to unplug all my SSDs and hdds that weren’t brand new and tried to boot up, nothing. Next I replugged the hdd from my dell desktop and removed one stick of memory (I read to do that on a forum) and low and behold it booted into the BIOS! 

From that point, I believe I tried to disable the hdd from the dell desktop and I tried to configure some of my case fans. But when I went to save and reset, nothing came on. So at this point I’m at a loss as to what to do next. I’ve been considering looking into local computer specialists to work out my problem for me because I’m starting to feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. 

So if anyone knows what I can do to fix all of this, please help a simple first timer!

Build:

CPU: Intel i7 7700k 

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX Hero 

GPU: Unsure at the moment

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16GB) 

Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280
Western Digital - WD VelociRaptor 500GB 2.5 

Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 750 G3 

Case: CM Storm Stryker

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Are you trying to re-use the windows install from the laptop?  The simplest solution here is to copy the files you want to keep from the laptop HDD and do a fresh windows install on the m.2

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2 minutes ago, jp4254 said:

I recently put together my first build. All my parts are brand new except for 3 drives that I salvaged from old pc’s and laptops. (a 250gb hdd from a dell desktop, a 500gb ssd from a hp laptop, and a 500gb from an Apple MacBook Pro) 

After I installed all my components into my case for the first time, I started the computer and it booted into the BIOS with no problem. So I went to set my M.2 ssd as my boot drive and my boot options were laid out as followed:

Option 1- Windows Boot Manager (with the hdd from my dell desktop that I can’t remember the name for atm)

Option 2- Samsung 250gb M.2

Option 3- WDC 600gb

Option 4- The hdd from the dell desktop 

And so on...

So from there I went to select the M.2 ssd as Option 1 and I set the Windows Boot Manager hdd as Option 2. After I did that my pc restarted itself and next thing I know my screen pops up saying “Hello Jean-Paul”. Seeing my name on what I suspected to be a fresh computer startled me. 

In a short amount of time, I realized that it booted all my information that was on my dell desktop. At that point I knew something wasn’t right so I turned off my computer and tried to enter the BIOS but when I turned it back on nothing would come up on my monitor. For a while I tried all I could think of to get the BIOS to come up but nothing worked, so I gave up for the day. 

The next day I try again, I tried to unplug all my SSDs and hdds that weren’t brand new and tried to boot up, nothing. Next I replugged the hdd from my dell desktop and removed one stick of memory (I read to do that on a forum) and low and behold it booted into the BIOS! 

From that point, I believe I tried to disable the hdd from the dell desktop and I tried to configure some of my case fans. But when I went to save and reset, nothing came on. So at this point I’m at a loss as to what to do next. I’ve been considering looking into local computer specialists to work out my problem for me because I’m starting to feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. 

So if anyone knows what I can do to fix all of this, please help a simple first timer!

Build:

CPU: Intel i7 7700k 

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX Hero 

GPU: Unsure at the moment

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16GB) 

Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280
Western Digital - WD VelociRaptor 500GB 2.5 

Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 750 G3 

Case: CM Storm Stryker

I have a problem with my PC where changing the bios values doesn't actually do anything. Fan speed, HDD configurations, and so on. It saves but does not actually change anything but I've let it go because my computer functions just fine.

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1 minute ago, TheGlenlivet said:

Are you trying to re-use the windows install from the laptop?  The simplest solution here is to copy the files you want to keep from the laptop HDD and do a fresh windows install on the m.2

 

6 minutes ago, jp4254 said:

I recently put together my first build. All my parts are brand new except for 3 drives that I salvaged from old pc’s and laptops. (a 250gb hdd from a dell desktop, a 500gb ssd from a hp laptop, and a 500gb from an Apple MacBook Pro) 

After I installed all my components into my case for the first time, I started the computer and it booted into the BIOS with no problem. So I went to set my M.2 ssd as my boot drive and my boot options were laid out as followed:

Option 1- Windows Boot Manager (with the hdd from my dell desktop that I can’t remember the name for atm)

Option 2- Samsung 250gb M.2

Option 3- WDC 600gb

Option 4- The hdd from the dell desktop 

And so on...

So from there I went to select the M.2 ssd as Option 1 and I set the Windows Boot Manager hdd as Option 2. After I did that my pc restarted itself and next thing I know my screen pops up saying “Hello Jean-Paul”. Seeing my name on what I suspected to be a fresh computer startled me. 

In a short amount of time, I realized that it booted all my information that was on my dell desktop. At that point I knew something wasn’t right so I turned off my computer and tried to enter the BIOS but when I turned it back on nothing would come up on my monitor. For a while I tried all I could think of to get the BIOS to come up but nothing worked, so I gave up for the day. 

The next day I try again, I tried to unplug all my SSDs and hdds that weren’t brand new and tried to boot up, nothing. Next I replugged the hdd from my dell desktop and removed one stick of memory (I read to do that on a forum) and low and behold it booted into the BIOS! 

From that point, I believe I tried to disable the hdd from the dell desktop and I tried to configure some of my case fans. But when I went to save and reset, nothing came on. So at this point I’m at a loss as to what to do next. I’ve been considering looking into local computer specialists to work out my problem for me because I’m starting to feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. 

So if anyone knows what I can do to fix all of this, please help a simple first timer!

Build:

CPU: Intel i7 7700k 

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX Hero 

GPU: Unsure at the moment

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16GB) 

Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280
Western Digital - WD VelociRaptor 500GB 2.5 

Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 750 G3 

Case: CM Storm Stryker

Yes, laptop windows versions can be set to only boot when the laptop's hardware is present. I think this is done on newer laptops more often.

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4 minutes ago, TheGlenlivet said:

Are you trying to re-use the windows install from the laptop?  The simplest solution here is to copy the files you want to keep from the laptop HDD and do a fresh windows install on the m.2

No I’m not, I purchased a Windows 10 usb from Amazon before I relatives I could use the hdd from the dell desktop. So I planned on a fresh install of Windows 10. 

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5 minutes ago, Input_Name_Here said:

I have a problem with my PC where changing the bios values doesn't actually do anything. Fan speed, HDD configurations, and so on. It saves but does not actually change anything but I've let it go because my computer functions just fine.

Well my problem is, my pc doesn’t do anything when I start it. Nothing come on the monitor, it stays blank. /:

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1 minute ago, jp4254 said:

No I’m not, I purchased a Windows 10 usb from Amazon before I relatives I could use the hdd from the dell desktop. So I planned on a fresh install of Windows 10. 

Then I would do the install with just he M.2 in the system.  When that is up and running you can copy whatever files you want off the Laptop drive and transfer them to the new build.

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7 minutes ago, TheGlenlivet said:

Then I would do the install with just he M.2 in the system.  When that is up and running you can copy whatever files you want off the Laptop drive and transfer them to the new build.

BINGO!!

 

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22 minutes ago, jp4254 said:

Well my problem is, my pc doesn’t do anything when I start it. Nothing come on the monitor, it stays blank. /:

Not even an error code like (boot img missing)?

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