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Windows 7: Operating System not listed in System Recovery

20 Mar 2016   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Since you can see it now, try to plug it into SATA0 (or SATA1, whichever is first).
Also, make sure your Recovery Disk was made on a SP1 machine. If it was, still try with a freshly made one.


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20 Mar 2016   #12
genetics73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When you attempt to recover the system with Windows Repair disk, disregard the fact that the OS is not detected. Do NOT load drivers. Click next and go into Command Prompt. Once there, at the prompt, type the commands shown below, paying attention to spaces between bootrec and /. Press ENTER after each command:

bootrec /rebuildbcd
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

Then, reboot. Most of the time, the system will be revived.
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21 Mar 2016   #13
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Since you can see it now, try to plug it into SATA0 (or SATA1, whichever is first).
Also, make sure your Recovery Disk was made on a SP1 machine. If it was, still try with a freshly made one.
Yah that didn't work, sadly.
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21 Mar 2016   #14
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genetics73 View Post
When you attempt to recover the system with Windows Repair disk, disregard the fact that the OS is not detected. Do NOT load drivers. Click next and go into Command Prompt. Once there, at the prompt, type the commands shown below, paying attention to spaces between bootrec and /. Press ENTER after each command:

bootrec /rebuildbcd
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

Then, reboot. Most of the time, the system will be revived.
Okay so I did that, here's what I got:

For the bootrec /rebuildbcd, "Total identified windows installations: 0"

as for the bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot, it said "the device is not ready yet"
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21 Mar 2016   #15
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Might be helpful..






I can see my drive in the bios. When I switch ports I can see in the bios that the ssd is now on a different port. But it's not detected with any of these commands, and as you can see, I can't even see it in the load drive window.

I have 2 other HDDs, when I connect them to the computer they show up with the list disk command, it's only my ssd that's playing games.

I appreciate your help and I hope that someone would stick with me, this is getting frustrating..

P.S. Any way I can backup my data? I might end up reinstalling windows. I can't do the notebook and the live cd methods, cuz my drive is not detected anyway.
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21 Mar 2016   #16
genetics73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

In this case, follow GoKay's advice and plug the disk into a different SATA port. I am not sure what else to suggest short of trying the disk out in a different machine, to at least recover the data.
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21 Mar 2016   #17
genetics73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This may be helpful: SSD Installation: Step by Step on How to Properly Install an SSD. You may end up having to reinstall Win 7 on the SSD drive, but at least your data will be spared. It is not necessary to use Acronis True Image for cloning; a free version of Easeus software will work just as well - see EaseUS Disk Copy Freeware - Free Disk Copy, Disk Clone Software download to Clone Hard Drive

Speaking of Live CD - its workings should not depend on SSD detection. If you use a Ubuntu or Mint Live CD you may be able to copy your data to an external drive.
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21 Mar 2016   #18
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genetics73 View Post
This may be helpful: SSD Installation: Step by Step on How to Properly Install an SSD. You may end up having to reinstall Win 7 on the SSD drive, but at least your data will be spared. It is not necessary to use Acronis True Image for cloning; a free version of Easeus software will work just as well - see EaseUS Disk Copy Freeware - Free Disk Copy, Disk Clone Software download to Clone Hard Drive

Speaking of Live CD - its workings should not depend on SSD detection. If you use a Ubuntu or Mint Live CD you may be able to copy your data to an external drive.
My data being spared is all I ask for really Also, I tried both methods that's why I'm certain they won't work. Tried the live cd and the notebook method; couldn't see my drive.

Thank you, I'll see what I can do with the cloning tomorrow.. I'll write back. Thanks again
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31 Mar 2016   #19
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

So the SSD is dead. Not sure if I should mark this thread as solved but I will anyway..

Thanks to whoever tried to help me out
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