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Windows 7: Windows can't go past start up repair? Endless loop

08 Sep 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

What I actually asked you is if you have anything else plugged in at all?

Since this is a desktop check the hard drive cables to make sure they are connected securely, try another cable, to try to get HD to appear in BIOS setup.

If the HD does appear in BIOS setup then test the Hard drive with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. You'll need to borrow or find another PC to make this disk, and at the same time make the Win7 disk and any rescue disk needed from Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot to do the repairs listed.

These steps lead up to if necessary running a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is a much better install than Factory REcovery. Be sure to delete all partitions during the booted install, create and format new.

We will be glad to help you with each step if necessary but if you think it is too much for you then take it to a shop.


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08 Sep 2014   #12
shadowstar

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Really sorry I re-read your information about Msata but the problem is that I can't disÓble the Intel smart technology thing because I can't acess my computer at all I tried to view the sata thing using BIOS but I can't find the option, which one do I click?






(This is a screenshot of my bios I found online)
Also, there is a cable thats sticking out of my computer it's called P5, it's not plugged in, is it important?
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08 Sep 2014   #13
shadowstar

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WAIT this is the screen sorry, which one do I click to change the sata controllers or the intel device
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08 Sep 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

That P5 is a power cable. Did it come from the hard drive? Power down and unplug your PC, press power button for 30 seconds to drain residual power. Making sure to touch the case before you touch anything inside to prevent static burst, look over the hard drive closely under a bright light. Is a power cable (similar to the F5 you saw) plugged firmly into it along with a SATA cable which is also plugged into the motherboard securely?

After checking these connections, check BIOS setup again to see if HD registers now. Check all of the tabs shown in your last picture for any sign of the HD, which is normally registered by its Serial Number which you can google to confirm its make/model.

Then try changing the SATA port on the mobo to see if you can get it to register in BIOS. You may need to change the Hard drive to first in Boot Order if it appears and you've changed the SATA port.

If these fail then replace your hard drive and do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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08 Sep 2014   #15
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowstar View Post
Quote:
I click the load driver option, I see the windows 32 file when I click "my computer folder" the main hard disk is 33mb hard disk .
The 33mb disk, is the Windows Recovery RAM drive, drive letter X.

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but this computer has 500gb
No HD drive is showing in your picture.

Is the HD drive showing in BIOS?
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08 Sep 2014   #16
shadowstar

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The photo is the P5 wire, I'm not sure if its connected to the Hard Drive because its wrapped together with a bunch of other wires
The red arrows show were it leads to the hard drive but the blue arrow is showing that it's connected to some other silver box inside the computer, so it's really confusing D:

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08 Sep 2014   #17
theog

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P5 is not a HD drive plug.

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08 Sep 2014   #18
shadowstar

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry, wasn't sure bout that

But I checked to see if the hard drive is plugged in and there's a huge wire connecting from the hard drive box to the mother board (I think that's the hard drive wire) I turned on my computer to see if it's reading my hard drive, it still says the same things this is what I found:



I also found the SATA settings!
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08 Sep 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

That wouldn't be the power cable for SATA HD.

Did you make sure the HD power and data cable connections are tight on both ends?

Does HD then show up on any page in BIOS setup - not just boot order but under Storage Devices. You may need to expand a listing to see it. Can you expand Mass Storage boot setting?

Try resetting BIOS to defaults.

Do you see any EFI choices anywhere in BIOS?

Do you have a other HD to try ?

The best upgrade one can give is an SSD.
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08 Sep 2014   #20
shadowstar

Windows 7
 
 

How do I go to Storage Devices and mass storage boot options? I do have another hard drive but it's much older but it's important and I'm afraid to use it

Here's another photo I forgot to post
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