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Red led boot device

Hello.
My Internet suddenly stopped working because the USB WiFi card wasn't recognized anymore. I decided to restart the computer but mysteriously it's get freeze on the motherboard screen :/
Pressing the bios buttons does not work and the red light "boot device" on the MB is on.
Any ideas? thanks

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Did you unplug that card?

And how about some more machine details. Some models just do that. (HP DV6000's!)

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Yup

Hi.

Here is my setup : Win7, ssd Samsung 240evo, power supply seasonic 750w. MB Asus M5A99X evo r2.0, amd 8350, msi gtx 970, hdd wd caviar red, Kingston hyperX 8go.

I did unplug every USB with no result. Same thing when I tried the ram individually. Could the power supply be the problem?

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Keep removing parts.

"Troubleshooting your PC" is widely discussed so I keep to the usual remove what you can, and if the lowest number of parts fail then you pull it out of the case and go for beeps.

You are now into PC repair and not a Windows issue.

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Ssd failure

Hello, ty for the answers.
The problem was coming from the ssd with the os. I installed win7 on a spare hdd and it's now working properly.
When I plug the ssd again windows does not boot. The ssd (Samsung 840 evo) is still covered by manufacturer warranty. There are a few files on it that I'd like to get back but nothing essential. What do you advise me? May I plug the ssd drive when the computer is on already?

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Re: getting files off

Put it in an external enclosure and connect that to your PC when it's up and running. Then have a look with Windows disk management first. If it appears in Windows Explorer, get your files off.

NEVER plug in a hard disk in a running PC.

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Hot swap

Hi, an user of an other help forum just told me that I can connect it while pc on no problem. Idk who to trust ^^

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Re: hot swap
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"It's OK to do this."

Famous last words? But hey, it's your data or life at risk. Often this is how folk learn.

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Hot swap

If the data or machine is important to you don't hot swap.
Spend 20 bucks and get an enclosure or an usb to sata cable.

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Ssd not booting

Ok so I did hot swap and windows doesn't detect the ssd drive and still not boot if ssd is plugged in (tried other cables). I still can't access bios if ssd is plugged in. HOWEVER, the ssd is working perfectly fine in my parents computer. And I can even boot on it!
Any ideas? Thanks

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I find that this happens on some PCs.

The FAST BOOT (name changes across PCs?) is one thing I find to cause issues when swapping bootable drives. Fix? Turn that off.

No, I can't know what it's called or where in your PC. I only know it's something I look for.

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