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PLEASE HELP! El Capitan infinite Boot Loop

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I was able to fully install El Capitan and run Multibeast, and I rebooted as was told; however, now I am unable to boot. Everytime I click boot from El Capitan (have tried from HD, USB, and Recovery Mode), the apple logo appears, and I am returned to the previous clover boot screen - in a boot loop. I have already input a boot argument for my graphics card nvda_drv=1. I was previously able to reach my desktop, but after adding the default boot volume and boot timeout then rebooting, I became stuck in this loop.

When I add the -v command, I see three lines before computer shuts down and reboots:

OsxAptioFixDrv: Starting Overrides for System\Library\CoreService\boot.efi
Using reloc block: no, hibernate wake: no
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

What could be going wrong?

My Build:
GA-Z170X-UD5
EVGA GeForce GT 740
CORSAIR RM Series RM650 650W
Intel Core i7-6700K
Seagate Desktop HDD ST2000DM001 2TB
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB

Worth to mention that this was a fresh installation of El Capitan on a new rig. I was able to boot on my first installation, but after performing basic clover configurator commands (mainly setting my Boot Volume and Boot Timeout) I ran into my boot loop issue.
 
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OsxAptioFixDrv: Starting Overrides for System\Library\CoreService\boot.efi

Maybe you should have used OsxAptioFixDrv2 instead?

Are you saying that when you try to boot from your USB stick by hitting the F key on your keyboard that it doesn't see two USB entries, UEFI-USB and USB? Try both. UEFI-USB should allow you to boot if you installed OSX in UEFI.

Do you also run Windows 10? Did it do an update recently?
 
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Maybe you should have used OsxAptioFixDrv2 instead?

Are you saying that when you try to boot from your USB stick by hitting the F key on your keyboard that it doesn't see two USB entries, UEFI-USB and USB? Try both. UEFI-USB should allow you to boot if you installed OSX in UEFI.

Do you also run Windows 10? Did it do an update recently?
1) how do I select OsxAptioFixDrv2 from the clover boot mode? I can't reach use the desktop to change anything on the Efi.

2) I just tried hitting the f-key and nothing happens.

Never ran Windows or do any updates. I freshly installed El Capitan yesterday. It was able to reboot. Most things seemed to be working and then when I changed the boot volume and boot timeout, it began running into this problem.

Do I need to reinstall everything?
 
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Read your manual. As the BIOS screen first comes up you can hit an F key, like F11 or F9 to be able to select the boot device.
 
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Read your manual. As the BIOS screen first comes up you can hit an F key, like F11 or F9 to be able to select the boot device.
Ok so when I booted from the ueis usb and entered boot argument nv_disable=1 it worked.

Ince I logged in, I got an alert saying my hard drive was unreadable. How do I fix this?
 
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After verifying that your BIOS settings are correct, that ACHI is enabled in the BIOS and that you booted and installed through UEFI by selecting UEFI-USB in the boot selection screen, you may want to check your BIOS CSM setting - either turn it off (which should make it work in UEFI only) or turn it on (UEFI with Legacy boot).

Perhaps someone else can suggest other things to try. It may come down to re-installing, but for now do a Search for your disk drive and 'not booting' or 'not being seen'. Like,

http://www.tonymacx86.com/search/656075/?q=samsung+evo+500gb+not+booting&o=date
 
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