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Windows 7: Hard Drive first not booting Windows, now not recognized in BIOS

26 Apr 2012   #21
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, thought you were back home...


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26 Apr 2012   #22
SavageEagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Sorry, thought you were back home...
Not yet. Had some free time so I whipped it out and fired her up. Wait. That sounds bad. Meh. Anyway, yeah, at least BIOS recognizes the HDD again. That's a plus. One step closer. I'm praying I don't have to replace the MB. Dell's are bad enough. I've never swapped a Samsung before. This is why I prefer building desktops.
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26 Apr 2012   #23
SavageEagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Crap. Once again the HDD is not recognized in BIOS. I'm completely baffled. I don't know what to do.
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26 Apr 2012   #24
SavageEagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for all the posts. It seems that when I disconnect the power cord, the HDD shows up in BIOS. When the cord is connected, it will not. This gets stranger and stranger.
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26 Apr 2012   #25
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SavageEagle View Post
Sorry for all the posts. It seems that when I disconnect the power cord, the HDD shows up in BIOS. When the cord is connected, it will not. This gets stranger and stranger.
When you get access to your system again try How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
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26 Apr 2012   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please read the tutorial on using MemTest86+ from the link in my post #15.

Follow the tutorial.
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26 Apr 2012   #27
SavageEagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SavageEagle View Post
Sorry for all the posts. It seems that when I disconnect the power cord, the HDD shows up in BIOS. When the cord is connected, it will not. This gets stranger and stranger.
When you get access to your system again try How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
As it is a laptop, I cannot find the CMOS Battery. I have reset the defaults to no avail.
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26 Apr 2012   #28
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let us know when you have completed running MemTest86+
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26 Apr 2012   #29
SavageEagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Let us know when you have completed running MemTest86+
That'll be in a couple weeks.
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