07-31-2018 07:27 AM
I understand there is a second msata on the board that could be causing this. Before I crack the case open I wanted to know how easy it is to get to.
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07-31-2018 12:49 PM
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07-31-2018 07:47 PM
> Hard Disk 2 (3F2)
Device 3F0 (three-eff-zero) probably is your disk-drive.
Device 3F1 probably is your CD/DVD.
Or, vice-versa, for the above two connections.
Device 3F2 probably is your mSATA device.
> I understand there is a second msata on the board that could be causing this.
A "second" or just one?
> Before I crack the case open I wanted to know how easy it is to get to.
Power-off the computer.
Disconnect the AC power.
Remove the side-panel, to expose the motherboard.
Sample image of the mSATA slot:
At the end "away" from the slot, there either is a locking-mechanism, as shown above, or a single-screw, to physically affix the mSATA memory in its place.
So, "unlock" it.
Gently remove the mSATA device.
Reconnect the AC power.
Restart your computer.
Hopefully, the "blue screen" will NOT appear.
Hopefully, Windows will boot correctly.
You could replace the device, or just run without it, but slightly slower.
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08-03-2018 05:52 AM
You are correct. That's what was confusing about the error. I looked for a msata on the board and found nothing. I ended up just reseating the hard drive and it seems to have silenced the error. Thanks for the response.