Question New PC. Adding extra drives causes reboot loop

Jun 27, 2020
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Hi, recently i got a new PC and now I've been trying to add two additional drives to it. Both come from my previous PC (an HDD and a SSD) but are formatted and without any partitions.

The issue is that when I connect the drives and start the PC, it enters a reboot loop and I cant do anything. But if I remove the drives and leave only the one that constains Windows, it enters without issue.

Things I tried:
  • Try to connect only one disc a time. But same result with both
  • Connect only the power cable of the drives, start Windows then connect the SATA cable. The discs appear in file explorer and I can interact with them without problems. But if I connect them during boot time it starts the reboot loop
Also the component list of the new pC is:
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Socket AM4
  • KFA2 GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
  • Alpenföhn Brocken 3
  • Be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V Black 32GB (2x16GB) 3200 Mhz (PC4-25600) CL16
  • SF-750F14HG Super Flower Leadex III 80 Plus Gold Modular 750W
  • Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB NVMe PCIe - M.2

Any ideas of what can be causing this?


Thanks!
 
Hi, recently i got a new PC and now I've been trying to add two additional drives to it. Both come from my previous PC (an HDD and a SSD) but are formatted and without any partitions.

The issue is that when I connect the drives and start the PC, it enters a reboot loop and I cant do anything. But if I remove the drives and leave only the one that constains Windows, it enters without issue.

Things I tried:
  • Try to connect only one disc a time. But same result with both
  • Connect only the power cable of the drives, start Windows then connect the SATA cable. The discs appear in file explorer and I can interact with them without problems. But if I connect them during boot time it starts the reboot loop
Also the component list of the new pC is:
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Socket AM4
  • KFA2 GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
  • Alpenföhn Brocken 3
  • Be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V Black 32GB (2x16GB) 3200 Mhz (PC4-25600) CL16
  • SF-750F14HG Super Flower Leadex III 80 Plus Gold Modular 750W
  • Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB NVMe PCIe - M.2
Any ideas of what can be causing this?


Thanks!
Are you setting boot sequence in bios?
 
Jun 27, 2020
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Yeah the boot sequence targets the correct drive (the one with Windows installed).

But now I've been rechecking the options in the BIOS and found one inside the "Boot/Secure boot" options that said "Os Type" the value was set to "Other OSs", then I changed it to Windows UEFI mode, and now I could add the drives without problems....

Still not quite sure if this was the issue :/
 
Yeah the boot sequence targets the correct drive (the one with Windows installed).

But now I've been rechecking the options in the BIOS and found one inside the "Boot/Secure boot" options that said "Os Type" the value was set to "Other OSs", then I changed it to Windows UEFI mode, and now I could add the drives without problems....

Still not quite sure if this was the issue :/
Best to just disable every boot device other than the one you want
 

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