Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Boot failure.

02 May 2010   #1
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Boot failure.

Weird thing happened to me today. Went to boot up my PC, everything was going smooth as always, but right before loading up the OS, it showed me an error saying: 'Boot device not recognized' or something to that effect, it was the 1st time that has ever happened to me.

So I restarted, went right into the BIOS, and under SATA1 (where the WD3200AAJS is plugged in) it said: 'No device'

Restarted again, and what do you know? it loaded up Windows. So I turned it off, and booted up again, and voila, loaded up Windows ok again.

So my question is: How can I make sure the drive is OK? is there a WD diagnostic software out there that I don't know about?

Thanks in advanced.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 May 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Boot failure.




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Failure to Boot
A new failure to boot issue for me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks **Updated** Sorry i forgot to upload the SF zip file. Thanks Again
General Discussion
Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat
Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck,...
BSOD Help and Support
Laptop cannot boot into Windows, possible 0xc000000f boot failure
First, some system specs: This is about a stock ASUS K50ID laptop, so the specs are as listed in this Newegg description. The very basic description of the problem is that whenever I turn on the laptop, it seems to boot into Windows 7, in that the "Starting Windows" text appears and the little...
BSOD Help and Support
Boot failure
When I try to turn on my comp. I get a message saying boot disc failure, insert system disc and press enter. If I switch off and try again it usually works o.k. occassionally I have to try several times. What is wrong, and how do I fix it. Also, is it on the brink of complete failure? raymo
General Discussion
Disk boot failure, can launch to safe mode through boot menu
I left my computer asleep. When I awoke it, it froze up, so I restarted it and it told me I had a disk boot failure, insert boot disk. If I reboot, and press f8 to get a boot menu from the bios, I can select the drive that has windows on it. If I do not intervene beyond this, it will boot to...
BSOD Help and Support
Win7 boot failure, DVD unable to reinstall/boot
Hey all. This is probably the biggest problem i've encountered with windows ever and i actually suspect its my hardware but not sure how to prove it and what step to take next if it is. I have w7 installed on a SSD 64gig (C ) and most of my apps/games etc on a standard 1tb HDD (E ) The...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App