New computer boots but bluescreens at windows logo.

MaxieMooCow

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I just put together my new pc
mobo: MSI H81M-P33
CPU: G3258
GPU: GTX550ti
Ram: Corsair Vengance 2x4gb (8GB)

For some reason when i boot the pc it starts off normally ( i can go to bios if i want) but as it is about to start loading windows it bluescreens. I've launch startup repair a few times but nothings changed.
 

petek480

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I've never had a MSI motherboard so I dont know how the bios is setup but basically you want to set your sata to ide, it's probably set to ahci. At least thats what it sounds like, I had a problem like this when I upgraded my mb a while ago.
 

petek480

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I've never had a MSI motherboard so I dont know how the bios is setup but basically you want to set your sata to ide, it's probably set to ahci. At least thats what it sounds like, I had a problem like this when I upgraded my mb a while ago.
 

petek480

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The boot file can still be found, it doesnt effect how the drive is read. The reason you get the bsod when its set to achi is because windows was installed when it was set to ide and it's setup for ide so it crashes when it tries to boot into windows. You change it to ide mode then you actually can boot up to windows, go into your registry and change one entry and then you can change it back to achi and it'll work.

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/8907/MSI%20970G%20BIOS%2008%20-%20Integrated%20Peripherals.jpg

The setting you want to change it the sata mode one.
 

americanbrian

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It is almost certainly trying to boot in IDE-compatibility mode, when you have installed your OS correctly as AHCI.

It will cause exactly this problem. You need to go into your BIOS and select boot as AHCI

Good Luck
 

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