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Windows 7: Hard Drive Failure? or otherwise

15 Mar 2013   #1
Len19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Hard Drive Failure? or otherwise

I have a peculiar issue that happened with my laptop, while in the process of backing up it suddenly froze and i was forced to restart it. After restarting it i was greeted with a black screen and a message "Missing Operating System". A couple restarts later and now it's stuck as "Reboot and Select Proper device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I attempted to fix my computer using a system image iso on a USB External hard drive, but System repair cannot fix it, none of my existing system images work.

Strangely when i attempted to use the command prompt function, i could not find my OS drive, and when looking up the drive letter C:\, i was getting my storage drive which is normally D:\, and the D:\ Drive game a message "This device is not ready" The Bootrec.exe/ScanOs detects no windows version installed.

It seems the bios still recognizes the OS drive though(Intel 510 ssd).

I'm not sure if this is just some very peculiar windows issue created by terrible timing, or my SSD has died for a second time, but this time without any warning.

Took the drive out...tested it on another computer, the entire drive is *Unallocated*

Attempted to enable it as its *not initialized* but i get a Data Error Cyclic Redundancy.


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15 Mar 2013   #2
x BlueRobot

 

Welcome to the forums Len19,From my knowledge, the BIOS has checked all the devices for a bootable sector, but could not find one, this may due a corrupted boot sector or damaged boot files.

You could try using the diagnostics for your SSD.Here's some general troubleshooting steps:
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15 Mar 2013   #3
Len19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have attempted to run startup repair but the program is unable to locate my hard drive.

I am looking at my drive with another computer, Hard Drive Sentinel has shown that this drive had dropped from 100% health a few weeks ago to 27%.

There are 105 bad sectors on the disk surface. The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.
At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yet possible, only if the health drops further.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.
The TRIM feature of the SSD is supported but disabled. It is recommended to upgrade the operating system, the disk controller or its driver to improve performance.

The intel SSD toolbox does not detect the drive in question

The sad part of this is i had to RMA this drive when i first bought it and a year and a half later its giving me issues again.
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15 Mar 2013   #4
x BlueRobot

 

Have you checked with the BIOS if the drive is being detected? It seems your SSD is beginning to have a few problems again.
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15 Mar 2013   #5
Len19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Have you checked with the BIOS if the drive is being detected? It seems your SSD is beginning to have a few problems again.
Yes, the bios detects the drive, similarly my disk management on the other PC i have it plugged into does as well as Hard Drive Sentinel, but the drive is *Not Initialized* in disk management and attempting to enable it gives me a cyclic data redundancy error.

I can't seem to access the drive with intel SSD toolbox.
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15 Mar 2013   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Try a bootable Puppy disc or USB, just to see if you can access the HDD in linux or not?
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15 Mar 2013   #7
Len19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Try a bootable Puppy disc or USB, just to see if you can access the HDD in linux or not?
Not 100% sure exactly which file to download but i'm downloading the precise-5.5.iso and i'll try using YUMI with it and see if it works.
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16 Mar 2013   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Download Lucid Puppy (Ubuntu-Compatible Build) v5.2.8 ISO from http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm

It is light and only 132.6 MB.

Make a Bootable pendrive with Rufus v1.3.2 (442 KB) http://rufus.akeo.ie/ It takes less than 2 minutes to create your bootable live Linux pendrive.

Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

(If you want to recover data)
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16 Mar 2013   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Try this one .... let us know if you can explore the HDD in linuz or not.
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16 Mar 2013   #10
Len19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

i've already partially disassembled the laptop in question g53sw, and compared to other laptops it's a hassle to take apart and reassemble, does this work if i just booted this on a working laptop with the drive in question connected by usb?
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