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Windows 7: Operating System not listed in System Recovery

19 Mar 2016   #1
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 
Operating System not listed in System Recovery

Hello,

My PC won't boot so I wanted to do a system recovery. But when I try to do that, my OS is not listed. I clicked on load driver but I couldn't find it there as well.

More details that might be helpful:
  • My driver shows up in the BIOS just fine.
  • I get no error messages when trying to boot my PC. (Just a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner of the screen)

Thanks


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19 Mar 2016   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would check if System Drive is on the first SATA port (SATA0 or 1) and use Restore Disk made with a SP1 same bit installation.
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19 Mar 2016   #3
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I would check if System Drive is on the first SATA port (SATA0 or 1) and use Restore Disk made with a SP1 same bit installation.
Now that you've mentioned it, I can see the drive in the boot priority but not in any one of the ports. They're all N/A. How can I fix that? Thanks for the reply by the way!
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19 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s not connected, check all the confections again, then check em again
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19 Mar 2016   #5
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s not connected, check all the confections again, then check em again
It was working fine and was never unplugged in the first place, but I still did it anyway before I posted this thread...
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20 Mar 2016   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is disabled in BIOS perhaps? Did you check BIOS settings, or best to just reset BIOS to defaults (an option in there somewhere). Make sure to take note of any modifications you have previously made though.
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20 Mar 2016   #7
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It is disabled in BIOS perhaps? Did you check BIOS settings, or best to just reset BIOS to defaults (an option in there somewhere). Make sure to take note of any modifications you have previously made though.
It's enabled in the BIOS and I just reset the BIOS to defaults, and still, nothing.

Background:

Now I tried to think of what might be causing it, and I think I figured it out but it might not be the actual reason. So windows update keeps scheduling an upgrade to Windows 10 and I don't wanna upgrade just yet. Which is why I kept postponing it since there is no option to cancel the upgrade for some reason. Anyway, I remember at one time it started upgrading on its own and I freaked out, it has just started so I forced the computer to shut down because I couldn't cancel the upgrade. So that might be why this is happening? Although I managed to boot up the computer for days just fine after that so I'm not sure.
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20 Mar 2016   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, I would try:
- other SATA ports
- another SATA power cable
- using DVD drive's cables

If still no luck then plug it to another PC and see if it is alive.
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20 Mar 2016   #9
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hmm, I would try:
- other SATA ports
- another SATA power cable
- using DVD drive's cables

If still no luck then plug it to another PC and see if it is alive.
Phew! People! It's not dead!!
I changed the power cable and I can now see my ssd! But It's now on port 5.

I'll be back.

Edit: Does it matter which SATA port boot drive is on?
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20 Mar 2016   #10
tsm102

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Update:

So I switched ports and tried different cables. The only difference is that I can now see my SSD in the BIOS. It was on port 5, that didn't work. Then on port 2, didn't work. And finally on port 1, and that also didn't work. By "didn't work" I mean that it's still not showing in System Recovery. Note that the SSD is first on everything in the BIOS (boot priority, first drive in the boot tab,..etc)


What to do now ? I'm a noob, so do not avoid asking the obvious. And I sure hope to god that it's just a silly mistake and I won't have to replace anything.
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