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Windows 7: Hard-drive no longer recognised as a bootable option.

11 Nov 2010   #1
lol0k

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hard-drive no longer recognised as a bootable option.

Hey all,

I was playing Black Ops when my Asus M60J suddenly shut down. At the time, my laptop was quite hot due to Black Ops' considerable usage. Upon starting up again, i received

"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I checked out the booting order and there was only the option of booting from a DVD. I have tried holding down f8 to access the windows 7 inbuilt repairer but it was to no avail. Does this mean that my hard drive has possibly died out on me? I got the laptop in December last year.

As i bought my laptop with a copy of Windows 7 preinstalled, i am unable to use the Windows 7 DVD to repair it. At the bottom of my laptop, the Windows tag reads "Window Pro AO" but i am quite sure that my laptop is Home Premium, however i may be wrong.

Anyway, i would really appreciate any help and thanks in advance.


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11 Nov 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome.
check your BIOS first.. make sure that's the HDD and DVD-R is detected. and select the first boot to DVD-R
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11 Nov 2010   #3
lol0k

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply,

For my Boot Option Priorities, there is only a single option. It reads "P1: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT3ON". I'm sorry if this is of not of any use and i apologise for my rooky computer skills.

My harddrive does not appear to be anywhere. Is it possible that by overheating, the Harddrive somehow messed up? :S
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11 Nov 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

can you take snapshot your BIOS and the information one..
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11 Nov 2010   #5
lol0k

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I hope this is enough


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11 Nov 2010   #6
ryo

 
 

from your snapshot. i don't saw your hdd information.
when startup the computer. press F12 to choose the boot option, and select the DVD device, load your DVD OS and see what you get.
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11 Nov 2010   #7
lol0k

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hmm, pressing f12 repeatably didnt work and it showed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device".
as normal.

When i tried booting the OS it led to that message again. I do not have the Windows 7 DVD as it was preinstalled. Perhaps i need to mount an .ISO of the installation discs and run repairs from there? I really hope there is another method. :\
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11 Nov 2010   #8
ryo

 
 

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11 Nov 2010   #9
lol0k

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, unfortunately i am not sure of the manufacturer of the laptop's HDD.
Which one of those would i go about downloading? Maybe SeaTools for Windows v1.2.0.4 or SeaTools for DOS v2.20 (Graphical) (04.25.2010)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2010   #10
lol0k

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok so i ran SeaTools for Windows v1.2.0.4 and it says "No Hard Drives Found"
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