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Windows 7: Boot devices not being recognized

07 Jun 2019   #11
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

There aren't many faster ways to permanently screw up a system than a bios flash. If it fails you could end up with a paperweight. Sure there are ISOs that'll revert them but if your BIOS is so screwed up it can't sense anything then a revert disk is no good. IMO a bios flash should only be done for new functionality you can't live without and not to fix an issue because it can cause even more issues than it would resolve. It won't fix an issue with the OS but only hardware issues yet it's a common misconception that it'll fix all. I would much rather reinstall Windows than flash the bios since the OS is only software. The BIOS impacts hardware. You can look up your motherboard and see if there is a BIOS revert but it might not fix your system. Depends upon the damage. Unfortunately your big hint is the inability to sense drives. That is exactly what the BIOS does. It senses and allows communication among the different hardware components.

However you can check the cables, swap out the cables, test the devices in a known good computer but I'm concerned that the BIOS is screwed up.


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08 Jun 2019   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

By version I mean Home, HP, Pro or ultimate.
What version of Win 7?
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10 Jun 2019   #13
maomatt

Vista 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
By version I mean Home, HP, Pro or ultimate.
What version of Win 7?
Windows 7 Pro x64
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15 Jun 2019   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you find a solution?

Look in bios for HDD mode. Old MB has IDE or SATA mode. Also you should set as AHCI mode.
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