can somebody change the topic title to something more eye grabbing, like "Standby Mode = No Boot? Again"?
The standby button on my keyboard was accidentally hit, causing the computer to enter standby (not sleep mode since I have hybrid mode off). The last time sleep/standby/hibernation was hit, all hell broke loose (see http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-computer.html)
. This time however, everything looked fine. I clicked the button to wake it up and walked away for a minute to get something. When I returned, the screen was blank, with a bliniking "_" that you get when you turn on the computer. I did a restart and that's all you see, after the BIOS intro screen of course. You don't see "Start Windows" nor resuming or anything of the matter. Just what looks like an infinite "_". After a while it jumps a line down, but nothing else happens, as the BIOS tells me to reboot and select a boot device or insert media and click a key (for like CDROM and such). What I've tried
I have tried booting from the Windows 7 installation disc to run Startup repair, but as no Windows installations are listed, nothing can be fixed (if you try it anyways, the error report contains "Unknown" for basically every value and 0's for everything else).
The last time I had this problem I simply replaced the hard drive to motherboard cable with another one I had it and Windows started up, but this time that did NOT work. I tried a brand new one and the one that was used for my DVD drive.
I thought the problem was that the hard drive was not detected. BIOS doesn't show it on the boot menu, only floppy drive and a DVD drive. Sometimes it appears but even if you try it, it doesn't work, and then it disappears on restart. So it's like a fluke.
I actually dug deeper into BIOS information and you CAN see the hard drive there after all. It is the third IDE master (no idea why it's not 1, I have it in "SATA_1" on the motherboard) but actually doesn't show up sometimes. You have to select the third master and then it is detected in that slot. Except it shows up as 0MB!?
Anybody have any ideas? I'm really desperate. None of this makes any sense. WHY is sleep/standby is so problematic? Extra info
I've filled in my specs on my user profile and some pictures of the BIOS