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Windows hangs at loading screen after BIOS flash

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I did a bios flash via the bios. It worked fine.


Now when I try to boot into windows it hangs up at the loading screen and either hard freezes or reboots totally.

I've tried last known config, safe mode, etc. No dice.


Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 8
Try a bootable CD like Hiren's Boot CD 14.0 or UBCD4 WIN to see if any OS will boot. May have to flash again with the older bios revision.
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post #3 of 8
Well stop flashing, you know you can go to jail for things like that in certain places?

Maybe an corrupt windows installation, do you have another hard drive to try it with?

Or can you download ubuntu onto a USB stick and try booting to that instead? That could eliminate the hard drive/windows
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Did you reenable your RAID or AHCI Mode in the new bios
 
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post #5 of 8
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Well I tried everything, gave up and installed windows again to my SSD (While the other HDs were unplugged)


Everything worked fine, installed + updated drivers.

Shut down, went to plug in HDs, boot up and now it's hanging again.

Could it be possible that a failed/failing hard drive would prevent a boot into windows?
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Sure, if its trying to boot to a drive that has problems ie. corrupt boot sector. After you plugged the HDD's back in did you set boot device priority in BIOS so that it will continue to boot to the SSD?
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post #7 of 8
Like I said make sure you have AHCI Mode mode on when you install Win7 and when you boot.

If I disable AHCI Mode right now mine and everyone else will have boot loop. Then enabling it again resolves the problem. The only time I have had boot loop problems like this is because of AHCI Mode or a Service Pack install went bad.
 
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Did you reenable your RAID or AHCI Mode in the new bios
I agree with is post here. Maybe your MBR (I think thats what you would call it) is on one of these drives that your plugging in and its causing it not to boot because your bios flash turned AHCI mode off or on. Even tho you reinstalled windows to your SSD when you plug in the other drives bios may have them listed before your SSD in boot priority so you should check on that and move the SSD up to the first position.
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