can windows break my motherboard?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Dec 29 10:27:48 UTC 2017

it sounds like Windows 10 modified the UEFI on board or changed a setting in there that prevents any unsigned OS from starting. You might have to get some visual help to determine this. If so, there may be recovery options available that are simple and won't break the bank.

also, get a copy of Vinux and put it on a DVD or USB stick and see if that boots. If so, then it might be a different problem. If not, then it is likely something windows 10 did.


On Dec 29, 2017, at 3:20 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Hi.
> I was trying to set up a double boot system. windows 10 and Linux.
> I had Linux on the harddrive and it worked fine.
> then I downloaded the latest iso from microsoft using windows media creator.
> I inserted the cd and booted from that.
> Suddenly my hard drive just stopped spinning.
> I can't install Linux at all. it doesn't detect the hard drive. just a
> cd if you put that in.
> Do you Think that just booting windows 10 broke the hard drive or the
> motherboard.
> I've bought a new computer now with asus x99-e ws/usb 3.1 motherboard.
> I'm planning to do the same, but I'm afraid. the computer is expensive.
> /Kristoffer
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