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Windows 7: Disk boot failure on startup, insert system disk and press enter

13 Jan 2015   #1
Kylrford

Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit
 
 
Disk boot failure on startup, insert system disk and press enter

Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Kyle


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13 Jan 2015   #2
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!

CK_WD
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13 Jan 2015   #3
Kylrford

Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit
 
 

I see my boot drive is set to the Hard disk. I know my OS is installed onto my SSD which is a zalman F series model SSD0120F1. And I have a seagate barracuda 2tb hard drive model ST2000DM001.
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13 Jan 2015   #4
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You mean that your HDD is set as boot drive in the BIOS? But your OS is on a SSD? Can you try and change the boot order and try again? Does your SSD appear at all?

CK_WD
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13 Jan 2015   #5
Kylrford

Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit
 
 

For the first boot device it says hard disk and yes my OS is on the SSD which should be C: drive. I have messed with the boot order but no luck. And the SSD doesn't show in the boot devices I believe. I will try and get a pic for you.
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13 Jan 2015   #6
Kylrford

Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit
 
 

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13 Jan 2015   #7
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Actually "Hard Disk Boot Priority" would be the place to set your drive boot order. Does the SSD show under that section?
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13 Jan 2015   #8
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, thank you, a screenshot would be very helpful!

The BIOS is the first step/check for the system when it starts. If your SSD isn't showing in the BIOS, your PC can't start as that is where your OS is.

As @doctore said, this is for your boot order, you need to set your boot/OS drive – the SSD, as first, but for that it needs to be detected by BIOS.

If it's not, it could be either the cables, or the certain motherboard port, or the device itself has died.
Please check the cables, replace them with new working ones, if you have to, and try again!

Good luck!

CK_WD
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13 Jan 2015   #9
Kylrford

Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit
 
 

looks like it's only showing my HDD in there. I have also swapped the blue sata cables with my HDD to my SSD to see if it worked and also the sata ports. I guess my SSD has died then?
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13 Jan 2015   #10
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

You are saying that your HDD uses SATA cables, but it shows as SCSI in your bios... Try resetting your bios (if you don't have a button for it, unplug the PC, discharge by pressing the power button, then remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes, put the battery back and boot).
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