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Windows 7: Windows 7 32bit; Disk Boot Failure

13 Sep 2014   #1
LittleLunar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 32bit; Disk Boot Failure

Hi, I want to ask if there are any other options (like the best of all kinds of options) to fix "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" on my Windows 7 32bit computer. It appeared whenever I turn on my computer. I've tried many options I've found online and also including the forums around the web and so on but nothing worked. Are there any other ways to actually fix this solution? I have been trying to fix my computer for months and it lead me nowhere in progress of actually fixing my hard drive.
Last thing is that it's a SATA 500gb *Yes, 500gb is not a thing anymore, it's all about 1TB+s nowadays* hard drive. All my cords and jumpers are fine. Everything in my computer are organized and not misplaced.
Sorry if it's a lot to read


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13 Sep 2014   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

When you say you have tried everything possible, I presume that included a repair install.

If so most probably your HDD had failed and most probably , there will be nothing much you can do except putting a new HDD and reinstall Windows.

Before doing that run the manufaturer's diagnostic/repair utility and check what it says. Have you done that too?
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14 Sep 2014   #3
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleLunar View Post
I have been trying to fix my computer for months and it lead me nowhere in progress of actually fixing my hard drive.
For months, what are the things you tried and what results you obtained. I don't know how to take this Everything as.
*Check cables
*See whether BIOS shows HDD.
*Put Windows Installation disk in drive and do Automatic/Startup repair least three times.
*Use this Tutorial and Check your Disk for Integrity.SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

You can't fix your hard drive yourself If SeaTools tests reports this as FAIL, unless you were a technician. Look for Warranty.
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14 Sep 2014   #4
LittleLunar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
When you say you have tried everything possible, I presume that included a repair install.

If so most probably your HDD had failed and most probably , there will be nothing much you can do except putting a new HDD and reinstall Windows.

Before doing that run the manufaturer's diagnostic/repair utility and check what it says. Have you done that too?
I've done that option too, manufacture's diagnostic/repair utility. I would like to get a new hard drive but I just can't lose some of the files on my old hard drive because it's 100% really important. If there was a miracle in front of me that can tell me how to get to my desktop or how I can get some of my important files and backup/store them into my 1TB external hard drive, I would be happy :x

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleLunar View Post
I have been trying to fix my computer for months and it lead me nowhere in progress of actually fixing my hard drive.
For months, what are the things you tried and what results you obtained. I don't know how to take this Everything as.
*Check cables
*See whether BIOS shows HDD.
*Put Windows Installation disk in drive and do Automatic/Startup repair least three times.
*Use this Tutorial and Check your Disk for Integrity.SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

You can't fix your hard drive yourself If SeaTools tests reports this as FAIL, unless you were a technician. Look for Warranty.
Cables are fine. BIOS shows HDD for sure. I've done Automatic/Startup Repair over ten times. Your fourth option, do I have to get to my desktop in order to do these options?
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14 Sep 2014   #5
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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BIOS shows HDD for sure. I've done Automatic/Startup Repair over ten times.
Try booting from a Linux live CD and check whether it can detect your disk and partitions. I would recommend "Parted Magic" free version as it is designed to deal with failing hard drives.

Download Parted Magic - MajorGeeks


Open "File Manager" and check whether you can see and open partitions ( will be listed on the left pane ).

Like this :

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15 Sep 2014   #6
LittleLunar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Quote:

BIOS shows HDD for sure. I've done Automatic/Startup Repair over ten times.
Try booting from a Linux live CD and check whether it can detect your disk and partitions. I would recommend "Parted Magic" free version as it is designed to deal with failing hard drives.

Download Parted Magic - MajorGeeks


Open "File Manager" and check whether you can see and open partitions ( will be listed on the left pane ).

Like this :

Do I have to be on my desktop to view those options?
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15 Sep 2014   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleLunar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
.............Before doing that run the manufaturer's diagnostic/repair utility and check what it says. Have you done that too?
I've done that option too, manufacture's diagnostic/repair utility.
You haven't still said who is the manufacturer of that HDD and what tool you used to check it. Datalifeguard Diagnostics? Seatools?

You haven't also said what was the result?

Did that utility recognise that HDD first?

If it did recognise the HDD, what was the result of the Short Test and Extended Test?

If your drive was not recognised at all or the short and long tests failed, then it is a gone case.

If you had considered the data on it is important and you can't afford to lose it, I am sorry to say, you must have thought of it before and backed up all important data rather than spilling the milk and then cry over it.

IMO, data retrieval from a failed hardware is almost next to impossible as a DIY by a user.

I am not sure what Anshad Edavana has in mind, you can go through the process of trying to access the drive with live Linux.

As for the procedure, you shall download the 336MB ISO from Major Geeks, and then write it to a CD with any burning software or even Windows native image burner or create a bootable pendrive with that ISO using Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way. You will then boot your computer from that CD or USB drive by selecting it from the one time boot menu. The Linux will be loaded into your RAM and run from it to access your HDDs.You will get into the Linux desktop and then invoke the File Manager in it.
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