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Windows 7: Boot devices not being recognized

1 Week Ago   #1
maomatt

Vista 64
 
 
Boot devices not being recognized

I have an old build that I made a while back. Specs follow

CPU - Intel Q6600
Motherboard - EVGA nForce 680i LT
Memory - 6GB Corsair XMS2
Graphics Card - ZotacGEForce GTX 1050 Ti
HD - SP 512 GB SSD / Crucial 250 GB SSD
OS - Windows 7

The machine had been running solidly ever since I had installed a Crucial 250GB SSD. Then last month, after installing some Windows updates, it hiccupped. It ran ok for a day, and then would not boot. Then after many tries it finally booted normally. I attempted to run a virus scan (Avast, free version) and it BSOD in the middle and then would boot no more, after.

I flashed the BIOS, with no change. Pulling the drive, I took a look at it, hooking it to another machine using a SATA to USB cable. It says it needed formatting, despite all my data being on it
But that is a different problem for a different thread.

Deciding that the SSD had failed, I ordered a new one. It arrived and I installed it. Windows 7 installed normally. I downloaded Avast and installed it, then ran a scan and all was good.

I then ran Windows update. And afterwords the computer hung up on black screen in booting. I gave it 4 hours, in case it was moving very slowly, then rebooted.

After reboot... not only was the new SSD not recognized or seen, but now even my SATA DVD drive was not recognized! The only device found was the floppy drive. (yes, I have a 3 1/2 floppy drive installed in this build) Going into CMOS and Boot Manager provided no insight.

So, frustrated, I turned the machine off and let it set overnight.
And when I turned it on today, it booted to 'bad windows shutdown' dialog. I selected booting in safe mode and... It locked up at the login screen.

And after rebooting it was right back where it started. HD and DVD not found. I pulled the new drive and hooked it via SATA to USB cable and it looks fine. OS installed and all files in place.

And now I write this post to you, the experts of the community. Any suggestions on what might be wrong with my Box?


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1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

First move is replace sata cable as it all pree windows were the problem is. When you flashed the bios did you clear the bios and reset most require this
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1 Week Ago   #3
maomatt

Vista 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
First move is replace sata cable as it all pree windows were the problem is. When you flashed the bios did you clear the bios and reset most require this
Yes, BIOS cleared and reset. Cables a no go, as well.
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1 Week Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Cables a no go, as well.?Remove any dvd and other drives just have boot drive if the bios isnt see it you have to solve that first did you set right mode ie uefi?
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1 Week Ago   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The common denominator here is that damn Windows update. It's why I don't use them all that much and have other security in place. Never got a virus or any of that crap.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What Win 7 version you have?
Do you use any crack?
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1 Week Ago   #7
maomatt

Vista 64
 
 

It is a legit copy of Win 7 that I got a while back. Not cracked or anything.
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1 Week Ago   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What version of Win 7?
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1 Week Ago   #9
maomatt

Vista 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
What version of Win 7?
64 Bit
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1 Week Ago   #10
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

If you get a BSOD on a 12 year old motherboard then put in a fresh boot drive and install windows fresh and get yet another BSOD, my money is on the motherboard being bad.
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