Question Disk Error - Press any key to restart

Oct 30, 2021
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My computer was working fine last night and then I woke up to a blank black screen. I restated my computer and then started getting the error: "Disk error- press any key to restart". I went into my BIOS and where my M.2 SSD appeared in the boot options is now replaced by "SATA6G_5: ST2000DM008-2FR102 (2000.3GB)", even though the SSD is nvme and installed in a M.2 port. What can I do to fix this? I was thinking of trying the SSD in another M.2 slot or doing a repair installation of windows to try and keep my files. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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The "SATA6G_5: ST2000DM008-2FR102 (2000.3GB)" is a Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm hard disk. Is it also in your computer? Something caused your computer to fail to detect your SSD as the boot disk and it's now trying to boot from the Seagate HDD.
 

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Turn off power completely, disconnect the hard disk, pull out the M.2 SSD and put it in again. Keep the HDD disconnected for the time being. Now turn the computer on and see what happens.
 
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Turn off power completely, disconnect the hard disk, pull out the M.2 SSD and put it in again. Keep the HDD disconnected for the time being. Now turn the computer on and see what happens.
Thank you, that seemed to fix it. I reinstalled the SSD in the second M.2 slot instead and it's working fine now. It was pretty dusty around the M.2 heatsink and fan so I'm guessing that could have been the problem. Anyways, thank you!
 

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