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    ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility keeps losing SSD 'C' drive

    I have a problem. I just left my PC to do some shoppiing, when I returned it had switched itself off, I rebooted and had the screen in attach1 so I rebooted again whilst pressing F8 and had the screen in attach2, my Samsung 850 SSD 'C' drive was nowhere to be seen, there was a 190gb drive listed but it was not attached to the PC, so I rebooted again and as you will see in attach3 my Samsung SSD 'C' drive appeared in the list. So somehow the BIOS is losing my Samsung SSD 'C' drive. How can I solve this problem? Does the BIOS need a firmware upgrade, or is the SSD failing? It just happened again. Windows 10 Anniversary Edition 64bit



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    Make sure that the connectors to the SSD are properly plugged in then run HDDScan.

    http://hddscan.com/

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    Does this computer have a battery for UEFI settings? I remember the old days of replacing the BIOS settings battery now and then in my older computers.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 2016-10-07 at 13:30.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    You could also try this generic potential 'fix': Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system?

    Working through System logs, SMART data and/or MSINFO32 might help pinpoint what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pledden View Post
    I have a problem. I just left my PC to do some shopping
    Did your computer get anything nice?

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank you all for your efforts. I think I shall have to take my PC back to the fellow that built it to have all those suggestions checked out. They would be beyond my capabilities. Appreciate all suggestions offered.

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    Do it yourself and learn something new. We will guide you through the process.
    Here is a video showing how to do it - hard disk right at the end of the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLxNPBQBfT8

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Do it yourself and learn something new. We will guide you through the process.
    Here is a video showing how to do it - hard disk right at the end of the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLxNPBQBfT8

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    Thank you Paul, I have unplugged and replugged the SSD, all is now working but is it because I unplugged the external HDD or something else. It was working fine before with the external HDD plugged in permanently. Appreciate your help.

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    Without more information it's not possible to be definitive, but reconnecting the SSD might have been enough.
    See how it goes in the long term and you should get an answer.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Without more information it's not possible to be definitive, but reconnecting the SSD might have been enough.
    See how it goes in the long term and you should get an answer.

    cheers, Paul
    Thank you Paul

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