Author Topic: First Time Building a PC. What am I doing wrong?  (Read 2683 times)

FarRock

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Re: First Time Building a PC. What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 11:32:19 AM »
Ok,

Load Optimized , removed both rams, inserted only into 2nd slot. Still crashed

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Re: First Time Building a PC. What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2019, 11:36:34 AM »
Changed two settings in the bios and it seems to boot! No idea why...

oh it no longer recognizes the hard drive.

Ok here is what I did:

Change the XMP Profile from Disabled to Profile 1 and Intel Rapid Storage Tech to OFF.

BIOS recognizes the 4TB drive; windows does not.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 11:39:31 AM by FarRock »

Ari Altman

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Re: First Time Building a PC. What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 11:38:47 AM »
Changed two settings in the bios and it seems to boot! No idea why...

oh it no longer recognizes the hard drive.

What were the two settings? Knowing them would be key!

Again, don't worry about the hard drive. We'll get that going shortly. I'd unplug it from the motherboard for now.

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Re: First Time Building a PC. What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019, 11:40:07 AM »
Edit the above post with the info.

OK better news. Device Manager shows the drive but Windows Explorer doesn't. Time to unplug Ethernet from this PC and into that one and try to upgrade drivers I guess!
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Re: First Time Building a PC. What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2019, 11:48:02 AM »
Got it. Those were some good guesses. Typically memory will default to DDR4-2133 when the XMP profile is disabled, but perhaps a higher speed was selected incorrectly. The XMP profile is always a safe bet.

As for Intel RST, that's related to hard drive management, so it could have been the issue.

The good news is that it should be very easy to get your hard drive recognized in Windows. Since you seem keen to have it running right away, I'll go ahead and give you the steps, but note that you still have some work cut out for you in terms of loading drivers for your motherboard, without which you may have future instability.

Here are the steps to get the hard drive loaded:
(1) Type "format hard disk" into the Windows taskbar search window.
(2) select the control panel that appears in the search results list (it's actually an app called "Disk Management").
(3) You will see a list of all your storage drive partitions. You should see a Disk 0 and Disk 1 at a minimum. One of these will have a label "C:" for one of its partitions, which is the boot partition. Leave that alone.
(4) Look for the drive that is greyed out and likely listed as Disk 1. It should list a capacity, and this would be some variation on 4TB (maybe 3800MB or something like that).
(5) Right click on this drive and select "initialize".
(6) Once initialized, you can then format the disk by again right-clicking, which will make it usable.