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Windows 7: Cannot get into BIOS after mini tool partition resize

03 Mar 2015   #21
Mexman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8.1, Win 10 preview, ubuntu14
 
 

Oh, those "specs", sorry, that's another PC entirely. The problem PC has the K8S-MX M/B and the problem HDD is the 80GB Deskstar.

I just connected the 80gb problem drive to this PC and NOW, it's root drive is no longer detected. This leads me to believe there is a H/W issue with the drive. In the SS you can see the 19GB partition where no drive letter was assigned. That was the win7 root drive and now it's just gone.

I'm running the WD data lifeguard extended test now.




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03 Mar 2015   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you.
Is this picture of the troubled computer with all the drives installed.
I don't believe we need any information from any other computer; just the troubled computer.
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03 Mar 2015   #23
Mexman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8.1, Win 10 preview, ubuntu14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thank you.
Is this picture of the troubled computer with all the drives installed.
I don't believe we need any information from any other computer; just the troubled computer.
I can't show a pic from the troubled PC cuz I it's BIOS hangs. The pics are from another PC that detects the problem HDD
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04 Mar 2015   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So disk 1 is the problem drive correct ?

And you`re positive the bios works fine when this drive is not connected, correct ?

It`s the bios that hangs up, not windows, correct ?

Your PM is still confusing me.

You have to clarify this 100%
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04 Mar 2015   #25
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So disk 1 is the problem drive correct ?
Yes. 80GB Deskstar IDE. Quite old, I would speculate.
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04 Mar 2015   #26
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No system files on it, but we can`t see everything on it from that shot, assign it a letter.

There should be system files on the SR Partition, you botched it good

In your 1st post you said you put this drive in this other pc and it boots fine, but it`s not booting, you are still booting from the 149 GB drive ( as signified by the C letter )

The only way to work on this drive is to get it back in the other machine and try running startup repair up to 3 times.

On a side note, who installed windows on disk 0 ? That looks terrible, why is C to the right of D ? Why the un allocated space ?

It`s only 149 GB, it should be just 1 single partition with windows
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04 Mar 2015   #27
Mexman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8.1, Win 10 preview, ubuntu14
 
 

Thanks for all your help.

I've abandoned any further attempts to resolve this. Bottom line: The BIOS on the K8S-MX hangs after detecting the problem 80GB deskstar drive (even after a low-level format, which shouldn't matter anyways), the problem drive works fine on 2 other PC's. The K8S-MX BIOS detects any other drive besides the "problem drive" and does NOT hang.

I've installed win7 on the K8S-MX with a DIFFERENT drive and all is well.
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04 Mar 2015   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Excellent
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