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Windows 7: System disk disappeared after Macrium install and usb boot stick creat

03 May 2013   #11
rebadurchee

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Kaktussoft - Not currently detected by BIOS setup. I have a second HD, same model, that is detected, but it doesn't have the OS on it. It is a Samsung Spinpoint 4 HD103SJ. I went to the Samsung support page, but they've been bought out by Seagate and I haven't been able to drill down far enough on the Seagate site to find it, yet.

kronkew - I saw that the Macrium recovery program has that option of manually loading the drivers, but, as I said to Kakussoft, I'm having problems finding the drivers after Seagate bought out Samsung. This was my first use of Macrium and I was using the trial version so there is no support for me there. A quick trip through their forum didn't come up with an instant solution so I'll have to go back and drill down some more.

Again, thanks for support!


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03 May 2013   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rebadurchee View Post
.......... I will also have to go several miles to another rig to burn a PM DC since all I have here is this netbook........
Not to worry. You may create a bootable Partition Wizard pen drive on your netbook.

Have a look at my post here How can I unlock my hard drive clean with HDAT2?

You may download Rufus v1.3.2 (442KB) from Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way It is a .exe file. Just click on it to run after plugging in the pen drive . Check the correct drive is selected and proceed as per the screenshot in my post.

( If the problem HDD is in your Desktop in your System Specs, then you have two Samsung s F3 drives in it. Right? You have an Asus motherboard. Right? Check your motherboard manual on how to enter the BIOS. I also hope the HDDs are not in RAID configuration - in which case the Partition Wizard either run from the CD or pen drive will not detect it. If those are not in RAID, you must be able to see atleast the other working drive. I also hope that you have not accidentally interchanged the system drive and the second drive. )
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03 May 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rebadurchee View Post
Kaktussoft - Not currently detected by BIOS setup. I have a second HD, same model, that is detected, but it doesn't have the OS on it. It is a Samsung Spinpoint 4 HD103SJ. I went to the Samsung support page, but they've been bought out by Seagate and I haven't been able to drill down far enough on the Seagate site to find it, yet.

kronkew - I saw that the Macrium recovery program has that option of manually loading the drivers, but, as I said to Kakussoft, I'm having problems finding the drivers after Seagate bought out Samsung. This was my first use of Macrium and I was using the trial version so there is no support for me there. A quick trip through their forum didn't come up with an instant solution so I'll have to go back and drill down some more.

Again, thanks for support!
Bios is not seeing it, so no driver or any software can see it as well! You did connect second HD same model to same sata cable, same power cable, same connection on motherboard? So actually you swapped HD only?
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03 May 2013   #14
rebadurchee

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Kakussoft --

The drive is not recognized by BIOS setup
I swapped out SATA cables from the working hard drive to the non-responsive deive
I changed SATA calble to a brand new cable
I switched SATA ports with both swapped and new SATA cables
I switched power connector with the one that supplied power to the other hard drive
Then I just connected power to the 'bad' drive with the 'good' power cable and the 'good' SATA cabel. - no drive detected at all.

No go on anything. This is starting to sound like a brick.
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03 May 2013   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Maybe the HDD (coincidentally) died whilst you were battling with your USB stick.
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03 May 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
might be recognised by the bios, but it might need the correct drivers for the drives to recognise the ntfs disk format. a custom winpe build including any windows sata drivers may be needed. my last motherboard needed to have the sata drivers manually added to the winpe image in order to see the hard drive from the macrium rescue cd. you may need to contact macrium support. check the knowledge base. they also have a support forum that might help.
If you do not have the Macrium Pro version, you do not get any support by Macrium nor can you access their support forum - unfortunately.

Btw: I doubt that this problem has anything directly to do with the recovery USB stick creation by Macrium. The OP apparently made a lot of trial and error during that process and anything could have happened.

I have created Macrium rescue media many times and never had a problem.
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04 May 2013   #17
rebadurchee

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Coincidences do happen and who knows what happens when some software thing crashes. Fortunately, I believe in backups. I guess the hd goes to see a hardware man.
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