Computer blue screen on boot, fine with extra HDD removed

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sprtfan, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Sprtfan

    Sprtfan Limp Gawd

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    Power went out and computer wouldn't reboot after. The boot drive is a SSD and I have 4 HDD for storage. When booting, I can hear a clicking noise so thought one of the HDD failed. I disconnected them and booted fine. I started adding them back in one at a time. With one added the computer would still boot but went into a repair while booting. After adding another, it would crash on boot up again. Not matter which drives I added, any combination of 2 HDD connected would cause a blue screen.
    I'm guessing it is a power supply issue? Would the only other option be an issue with the motherboard? Thanks
     
  2. Rifter0876

    Rifter0876 [H]Lite

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    Hard drive(s) is probably just dead. Just had this happen to myself with win10. I have win10 and linux installed on a Nvme SSD and have 5 HDD's for storage. Not sure what win 10's problem is but it appears it will fail to boot even with one dead non-system disk installed. My linux OS booted fine, so i ran tests on the HDDs to confirm one was dead, it was, and i removed it and then win10 boots fine and acts like nothing happened. I just chalked it up to MS being really really bad at making OS's and didnt think much about it.
     
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  3. Sprtfan

    Sprtfan Limp Gawd

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    Ended up being the power supply. Each HDD checked out on another computer. I was almost hoping it was a HDD issue since changing the power supply is a pain vs dropping in a new HDD and I had back ups of everything.