I have recently ran into some serious trouble with my new Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB Hard drive. In order for anyone to help me you must be updated with everything I have tried and the circumstances surrounding it.
It all started randomly. The night before I finished playing HoN and then simply shut off my computer. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Then Magically the next day I turn on the computer and I get this son of a b error saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE."
I am running two Operatings Systems. Vista on the WD 250GB and Windows 7 on the Caviar Black 750GB. I decided to keep Vista just in case, and it turned out to be a good idea, otherwise I would have to write this from the library.
I have tried almost every suggested solution to this problem. I really do not want to reformat my hard drive! I have valuable pictures and memories that I need.
An important note. The hard drive is recognized in the Bios, but when running windows the drive does not appear, and therefore I cannot access it. Before(the incident) I could access the 250GB from Windows 7 and I could have gotten all the files, however I cannot do this Visa Versa(access the 750GB from Windows Vista). I am not sure what this means, but hopefully it means the hard drive is not completely broken, but quite a paradox.
I have tried to swap out SATA Cables (both drives are SATA btw) I have swapped SATA slots. I have tried to run off of the CD, however when asking which OS to select none are present and therefore none of the repair programs fix anything.
I have also tried the Bootrec.exe commands and I get an "Element not found" error on 3/4 commands. the only one that works is the /FixMbr which says (command successful, or something to that effect).
I have accessed the Boot Menu and selected Hard Drive for all, but that didn't work. NOthing seems to work, and I am afraid I must reinstall and lose all Data...PLEASE HELP ME!!! I am going to burn my comp!