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BSOD, BOOT drive missing

Q: BSOD, BOOT drive missing

Hello,
Background info:
I was surfing (IE 11?)the web to find a free stream of an nba game, clicked a link and had several screens flash up saying stuff needed to be updated, X'ed out of two, did alt f4 on one. As i was trying to terminate the popups, screen immediately tore apart, BSOD, and the machine rebooted by itself. Upon reboot, no boot drive was found according to the black screen at start up, this occurred several times, we quickly unplugged the ethernet cable and shut the computer down and unplugged the other hard drives in the computer.
With only the dvd drive and the c boot drive plugged in, I restarted the computer and I inserted Windows 7 Ultimate disk and was unable to repair anything but did manage to restore a previous restore point from around September 13, 2013. System will boot but is acting strange and looks like its stripped. Desktop icons are gone, black wall paper and Norton is missing. I have not plugged the other hard drives back in at this time, so I don't know if documents are missing or corrupt at this point.
I did renew Norton in April 2014, so maybe that has something to with it, since the restore point is before the new version of Norton.
At this point, I'm guessing doing the restore was a mistake.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Gary

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A: BSOD, BOOT drive missing

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Hello! I've been having issues with a Critical_Process_Died BSOD for several weeks now and have already spent quite a bit of time troubleshooting it, to no avail. The start of my problems did not coincide with any major hardware or software changes.

At first, I would only encounter a BSOD if I left my computer idling for a while - a few hours at least. Recently, I'm getting them several times an hour while I'm using my machine. Almost every time the error code is "Critical_Process_Died", although I've gotten "Unexpected_Store_Exception" twice. Each time, my computer has hung at 0% while it was supposed to be gathering data about the BSOD, and it fails to generate a dump file despite being set up to do so.

Every time my computer restarts itself after a BSOD, my boot drive (an Intel SSD) is missing from the boot devices list in the BIOS. When I then manually restart the computer with the power button, the drive shows up again and Windows boots normally.

I have tried to fix this problem with the following things:

- I have updated my BIOS, which had been out of date. There was no change in reliability.
- I have checked all of my drivers; the only one that was not up to date was my graphics driver. Updating it did not help.
- I have run SFC, CHKDSK, and DISM in command prompt; no errors have been found with these tools.
- I have used CrystalDisk to check the health of my boot drive; it is reporting that there are no issues.
- I have used the various repai... Read more

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

A:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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Hey there all,

Earlier, about an hour ago, I left to go job searching, and left my computer in hibernate mode so I could bring it back up as soon as I got back. When I tapped keys on the keyboard, the computer powered up as usual, but it brought up the BSoD, stating it was missing files.

Prior to receiving this error, everything was working fine. I even set it to hibernate mode during the night, and it powered on this morning without any problems. I dunno if it's the multimedia keyboard I'm using or what that caused it.

I don't have an installation disc (since I bought it from Fry's Electronics about a year ago with 8 pre-installed), and neither do I have a recovery disc (since I didn't know how to make one.)

Computer info: Windows 8 x64
Manufacturer: ASUS

I'm just wondering mainly how to fix this, i.e: how to fix the missing boot files, and how to do it without causing any data loss from either of my hard drives.

A:BSoD Boot Error 0xc0000034: missing boot files

When you rebooted the computer did things go back to normal or you cannot boot in the system now?

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I've seen a number of threads on this topic but they haven't helped.

I have a 119 GB SSD as my boot drive, which Properties reports as having 79.3 GB used. However, only 61 GB of files show up when selected via Ctrl-A.

• I have made all hidden/system files visible
• I have turned off Hibernation and there is no hibernation file on the drive
• I have moved the pagefile to another drive and while there is a 262 MB "swapfile.sys" on the boot drive, this doesn't account for the missing GBs
• System Restore has never been turned on and there are no restore points
• Chkdsk reported no bad sectors
• I have looked at the disk with WinDirStat and it indicates that I have only 61 GB of files and there is no single 18 GB file (the amount missing)
• I have about 900 MB of Windows 7 patches (again, not enough to account for the missing GBs)

I am stumped. Suggestions? TIA.

A:Missing 18 GB on Boot Drive

Welcome to Seven Forums.

How much free space is listed in Properties?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I have noticed recently that around 20GB of space has just disappeared of my C drive, in the last week or so.
The drive is an 120GB OCZ Vertex SSD so that is a huge chunk.

How can I determine whats taking up this space? Disk cleanup was no help.
See below for the discrepancy.
Not sure where that 21gb for files comes from.

A:Boot drive missing ~20GB

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sddracula


I have noticed recently that around 20GB of space has just disappeared of my C drive, in the last week or so.
The drive is an 120GB OCZ Vertex SSD so that is a huge chunk.

How can I determine whats taking up this space? Disk cleanup was no help.
See below for the discrepancy.
Not sure where that 21gb for files comes from.


Thats about the size of a back up (or restore point) Use treesize professional (jam software) trial (free) to find out

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Hi all,

I've just changed my heatsink and fan, from a Zalman something-or-other to an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro. In doing so, I had to remove my motherboard from the case to sit the heatsink correctly. I've reconnected everything to where it was previously, and now when I boot up I'm missing my C:\ drive.

It's not showing up in my BIOS, but my other two drives are. I checked and re-checked the connections, making sure they were all correct. Which they are. I also tried changing the USB and power leads to make sure it wasn't those causing the problem, and it's not.

I've now tried to do a repair install of windows (I'm using Windows 7) and the drive isn't showing up there. The only option I can think of now is to install a fresh copy of windows on to one of my other drives and then see if I can use some software to look at the missing drive, although I don't think that's possible.

I'm not too worried about having to reinstall Windows, what I'm concerned about is losing the data on the drive. Ideally I'd be able to fix the drive and continue using it, but what I want to know the most is what's the best method of recovering the data from the drive?

Before I forget, the motherboard is a Gigabyte EP35-DS3R and the missing drive is a Seagate 360Gb.
 

A:Missing hard drive on boot

This sounds as though it is a wiring/connection problem.
 

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Hi, my father in laws PC started showing the message 'bootmgr is missing' after he installed something loaded with adware (binkiland land I think). I've created a few recovery discs that definitely work (I've tested them on my laptop which had the same version of windows 7) but the PC won't recognise them. I've checked the BIOS settings and changed the boot order but still no joy. The preinstalled repair manager runs after pressing F11 at startup but only gives the option to do a factory reset or scan the disc for errors and all the other repair options are greyed out. The scan option says the hard drive is fine but when I took it out and put it in an HDD enclosure I can't get it to work (it doesn't seem to turn one even tho the led on the enclosure lights up) Are there any other options for recovering the files from the hard drive before I run the factory rest and loose 6 years worth of holiday snaps :-(

HP Pavilion p6300uk
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

A:Bootmgr missing, won't boot from DVD drive

I would try a Linux distro. Here is the one I made. Try that.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

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Hello

I am a bit stumped. My brothers Win8 machine runs chkdsk at startup.
It gets to 44% and stops. After about 10 min the machine boots into Win8.
He has 2 drives in it, the Win8 install and a Win7 home premium. After the machine boots into Win8 the Win7 disk does not show up in My Computer.
What do I need to do as my skills in such matters are very rusty. The problem just started about 3 weeks ago. The drive did show up after the original install.
He has a lot of music on the drive he wants to access and now he can't.

Thanks for the help

Mark
ps sorry if the is a duplicate post I did search first

A:Second hard drive missing after boot up

does it show in disk management? if so, try assigning a drive letter to it.

if it does not help, which os was installed first? was both os installed on that computer?

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I'm trying to repair my XP which is booting repeatedly from the flash screen, in doing so,
I attempted to boot from floppies, but in selecting the boot device, I'm not finding the Floppy drive.
I see my hard drive with the OS and my CD drive, and (Removable Dev.)
Beneath are arrows apparently pointing to other devices with options to "press enter"

I assume its some kind of menu, but have no idea how to access my floppy drive.

Would highly appreciate any help offered.

Thanks!
 

A:Boot to Missing Floppy Drive

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Hi I have a complicated problem... Here are my specs:


HP Pavilion Entertainment PC (Notebook)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2ghz
Graphics - Mobile Intel (R) 4 Series Express Chipset
RAM - 4gigs
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

A few weeks ago I noticed that my graphics card wasn't working. I don't know how long its been like that. Anyway I updated the driver through Windows and it was running again. But then about a week or so ago I noticed pc wasn't functioning properly. I've been doing multiple checks to try to find the source. I found some services that should've started automatically were either stopped or disabled, some were greyed out e.g. the task scheduler so I couldn't restart it. The Event Viewer wouldn't work either. Finally I got them both running by doing a regular system restore to 2 days before.

But there were still other services not starting that should've been. Plus one that was running that I had disabled months ago.



I ran chkdsk, memory diagnostics, a full computer virus scan and other tests I can't remember....all claiming nothing was wrong. I ran troubleshooting wizards but all say they can't find a problem. The I ran some utility apps and found a few things that confuse me.

DiskAnalyzer says my BootMgr is Missing/Compressed. I know I never compressed it and I checked to make sure. I looked in the BIOS - and the "Enable Boot from Hard Drive" option - which was first is gone. My PC has been starting and booting up with no messages or w... Read more

A:BOOT MGR is Missing/Compressed But No BSOD's So Far....

Hello Joni,

You might see if this may be able to help with the compressed boot manager.

BootMGR Compressed Message at Boot Fix

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(I am posting here because i came across information via google that indicated the root cause to this problem was a windows update).

I have ASUS P5N-E SLI which has nVidia nForce 650i SLI, with Vista Ultimate 64 - all latest service packs installed. I purchased this system pre configured from a 3rd party vendor.
Recently, the system spewed forth "Missing BOOT MGR" message while attempting to power up the system. A bit of research lead me to attempt to boot from my Vista Ultimat 64 SP1 DVD. In the middle of starting up, my system spews forth a blue screen of death message that ends with:
nvstor.sys - address ffffa6000012f923e base at fffffa60012f3000, datestamp 46671a38
I have a lot of time invested on my current system configuration and would like to overcome this problem with the minimum changes.
Any suggestions?

A:Missing BOOT MGR + BSOD/nvstor.sys

Originally Posted by Mark M


(I am posting here because i came across information via google that indicated the root cause to this problem was a windows update).

I have ASUS P5N-E SLI which has nVidia nForce 650i SLI, with Vista Ultimate 64 - all latest service packs installed. I purchased this system pre configured from a 3rd party vendor.
Recently, the system spewed forth "Missing BOOT MGR" message while attempting to power up the system. A bit of research lead me to attempt to boot from my Vista Ultimat 64 SP1 DVD. In the middle of starting up, my system spews forth a blue screen of death message that ends with:
nvstor.sys - address ffffa6000012f923e base at fffffa60012f3000, datestamp 46671a38
I have a lot of time invested on my current system configuration and would like to overcome this problem with the minimum changes.
Any suggestions?



Hi,

nvstor.sys is the nvraid storage driver(as far as i know). Yes u are right windows update is the cause of this problem.
Download the nvdia raid driver from this manufacturers site. update raid driver.

Let me know the result.

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Hello all. I have been running the above SATA drive with NO - 0 problems for some time now. No changes to the system. Now it gives me "bootmanager problem _ hit cntrl +alt+del to reboot" I have tried the auto fix via the install disc _ no go> i have tried using the bootrec FIXMBR FIXBOOT AND REBUILDBCD commands no joy I have even tried the bootsect force command with no fix I really would like to fix this drive Any ideas on how to get it back would be great _ I was trying to figure out if there was some files that could be copied manually to the drive in order to get it to work _ I also tried the procedure outlined in this forums MBR _ restore windows & master boot record and while everything matched in the screens it still will NOT BOOT I appreciate any help given>>>> THANKS>>

A:HARD DRIVE not booting _ boot mgr missing msg comes up

Run a StartUp Repair

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Hello all. First post here but have utilized sevenforums for years for many issues. Anyway....

I did a windows update yesterday and the notification to restart was popped up on the desktop when I left for work. I get home this morning and the PC was shutdown. Upon startup, I would just get a blank screen after BIOS.

After many attempts, I then was able to actually get to the menu for SafeMode. When attempting to boot into safe mode I would actually get the Windows emblem for a few moments and then the black screen reappears. Sometimes the logo shows up and sometimes it does not. Either way, it won't go past the logo.

System repair on the boot menu would not do anything.

I inserted Windows 7 DVD and attempted to follow this tutorial Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Startup problems could not be prepared so I moved on to step 6 for comman prompt.

Now, once at this step I changed the drive to C:. Now, I know that this is my boot drive. But when I go to DIR of this drive it is showing my files from D: All my drives are reduced by one letter. All my drives including my proper C: are showing up okay in BIOS. Also, I know that System Restore has made save points but they do not show up as the C: is not showing

So, to get to the point....Where is my C:? This is obvioulsy related to why the PC will not boot. Any thoughts? Thanks so much

A:Startup Repair Missing Boot Drive

In normal win7 and in recovery mode the drive letters can be different. Very normal. How can the recovery mode know what drive letters you gave to the partitions???

"After many attempts, I then was able to actually get to the menu for SafeMode."=> what did you do to be able to boot to safe mode?

Did you try "Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery"? Not needed as far as I know in this situation.

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Hello SevenForums,

I really hope that someone here can help me as I am out of ideas on this one to be honest.

I HAD the following spec which for 12 months was 100% stable:

ASUS P7P55D Mobo (0915 BIOS)
Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
XFX ATI Radeon HD4890 running 9.12 Catalyst (Driver Only)
GeIL PC3-17000 GU34GB2133C9DCA 9-9-9-28 @ 2133mhz

Then in Dec 2010 I needed more RAM so I could run more VMs etc, here's what I upgraded to and where I am right now:

ASUS P7P55D Mobo (2003 BIOS)
Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
XFX ATI Radeon HD4890 running 11.2 (latest) Catalyst (Driver Only)
4 x 2GB OCZ3G1333LV4GK 9-9-9-20 @ 1333

So, the problem is that on pretty much every single cold boot I get a BSOD, this may have the errors such as (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) or (NTFS.SYS) or (Standard BSOD with no mention of driver) the BSOD can happen sometimes just after the logon box has appeared or sometimes just after login.

After the cold boot BSOD the machine will reboot the go into Windows 7 startup repair, fail, reboot again then straight into windows, no errors just the standard 'Windows has recovered from an error' message with links to the minidump file. At this point the machine remains stable, GFX performance is fine, CPU performance is fine.

I have the motherboard settings as follows:

CPU Level Up [Auto]
AI OC Tuner [Auto]
Intel Speedstep [Disabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power [Auto]
DRAM Freq [DDR3-1333Mhz]
QPI Freq [Auto]

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A:BSOD on Cold Boot, am I missing something here? 4 x 2gb OCZ3G1333LV4GK

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Omnitek


Hello SevenForums,

I really hope that someone here can help me as I am out of ideas on this one to be honest.

I HAD the following spec which for 12 months was 100% stable:

ASUS P7P55D Mobo (0915 BIOS)
Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
XFX ATI Radeon HD4890 running 9.12 Catalyst (Driver Only)
GeIL PC3-17000 GU34GB2133C9DCA 9-9-9-28 @ 2133mhz

Then in Dec 2010 I needed more RAM so I could run more VMs etc, here's what I upgraded to and where I am right now:

ASUS P7P55D Mobo (2003 BIOS)
Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz
XFX ATI Radeon HD4890 running 11.2 (latest) Catalyst (Driver Only)
4 x 2GB OCZ3G1333LV4GK 9-9-9-20 @ 1333

So, the problem is that on pretty much every single cold boot I get a BSOD, this may have the errors such as (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) or (NTFS.SYS) or (Standard BSOD with no mention of driver) the BSOD can happen sometimes just after the logon box has appeared or sometimes just after login.

After the cold boot BSOD the machine will reboot the go into Windows 7 startup repair, fail, reboot again then straight into windows, no errors just the standard 'Windows has recovered from an error' message with links to the minidump file. At this point the machine remains stable, GFX performance is fine, CPU performance is fine.

I have the motherboard settings as follows:

CPU Level Up [Auto]
AI OC Tuner [Auto]
Intel Speedstep [Disabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power [Auto]
DRAM Freq [DDR3-1333Mhz]
QPI Freq [Auto]

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I got a BSOD on my SSD and booting up it told me that "fwpkclnt.sys is missing or corrupt". I ran Startup Repair, tried System Restore, did a few things in command prompt, and nothing has worked. So I switched to my HDD for a day (it was working fine) but then overnight it BSODed or something and refused to boot up because "winload.exe is missing or corrupt".

The error codes for the SSD and HDD errors are "0xc0000221" and "0xc000000e" respectively.

Specs:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
8 GB RAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @2.67GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
P7H55-M Pro Motherboard

A:BSOD then no boot cause fwpkclnt.sys is missing or corrupt

Hey and welcome to SevenForums!

Run MemTest86+ for 8 passes.
SeaTools. Run also the Emergency Recovery Disk and allow the system to repair or replace the missing or damaged driver file on the system partition.

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I have a toshiba laptop that got a nasty virus. I ran combofix and all it found a deleted was an install file on the d drive. when that didnt change anything i ran msconfig and had it do a selective startup. i restarted it and now it wont start up. i tried starting it in safe mode and normal mode and every time it pops up with the bsod saying the hard drive is missing. wth should i do?

A:HELP!!! BSOD missing hard drive!!!

Can you see the HDD in BIOS?

Are you running XP SP3?

Running Combofix should be done under expert supervision; OS may have been damaged. Do you have your OS recovery disc?

If not and no HDD recovery partition, you'll need to contact system manufacturer -

OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Need to figure out how to solve this problem. It's telling me I don't have an operating system, and it was working fine this morning.

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Hello there.

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit.
I have been getting a message saying there is problems with my hard drive recently and that I should back it up, this message comes up each time I log into windows.

I was waiting until pay day to get a new hard drive (which I've just bought) but perfect timing - my PC shut down in the middle of video editing and upon restart gives me the message "Boot manager is missing, press ctrl, alt, delete to restart" and just goes into a loop.

I tried several things as listed in various posts but nothing seems to work as suggested in the posts or as it should, I guess perhaps because the damaged sector on my hard drive? I don't know enough about these things to be sure which is why I'm here.

I have a new hard drive which I've now installed into the case but done nothing else with it so far, was wondering if perhaps the best option would be to install windows 7 on to this new hard drive and then perhaps transfer any data I need from the previous drive but I don't know where to start with this or even if it's is possible?

I can manage to boot into windows on the damaged drive sometimes by choosing it from the boot menu but this doesn't always work and I'm worried that the drive is going to give up for good at any moment.

Last time I managed to get back in I created a system repair disc by following one of the guides here, but after some hours of it doing it's thing it stated that system repair can't fix my problem.

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I got a laptop from my friend to fix it ..it got Windows XP home & Professional On it ....

hard Drive size 40 GB (single partition) and it was almost full
when I restart and boot via CD /DVD ..it doesn't boot , it directly takes me to choose Operating system ..tried more than 15 different OS Boot dvd's but it picked nothing ..Same DVD's were booted my other laptops and Desktops ...

I took the HD out of laptop and connected externally via USB cable and formatted it ...Now when I hook up again the formatted HD to laptop it gives me BOOTMGR missing error ...

Kindly suggest me what i need to do now

A:[SOLVED] BOOT MGR missing after I formatted the Hard Drive

Did you change the boot order to CD/DVD in the bios?

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The Evo SSD was my primary drive, always had the option to boot to my old hard drive that I use for data.  So I needed a larger data drive, installed it, but not for anything can I boot from the Evo.  Win7 64 Pro and I finally installed it on the new hard drive, but no go for the Evo.When I use the F12 temporary startup to boot with the Evo, I get the ""Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+ Alt+Del to restart"Does anyone know what to do? Thanks! Christine

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Hello, I am trying to switch from BIOS to UEFI, but when I do that I noticed that the hard drive is missing in the UEFI boot options. It does show up in the BIOS options. I also confirmed the hard drive is using GPT. The BIOS version is current as of today. Any ideas?

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hello,

sorry to trouble everyone, wondering if anyone can please to help. it would be much appreciated. i have tried reading all over in quite a number of other places, but cannot find solution.
i have a sony vpce vaio notebook vpceb2g4e, originally owned by my german girlfriend. original windows language was in german, but my better language is english, even though both not my first or second language.

when i inherited the notebook, there were problems with the display - pixelated is not the word, but lot of strange lines that pop up on the screen, which i could not get rid of through system restore, amd (or other) driver updates, etc. so combined with the difficulty of trying to understand this and other windows identified problems in german, i thought to do a "c:\ drive partition recovery", and restore the notebook back to its "original, factory-installed settings". please note there is only the c:\ drive on the computer, no other partitions.

for sony notebooks, it is possible to recover c drive from the "vaio recovery wizard" or the "recovery center". i used the recovery center and followed the instructions given exactly. before i did so though, i first created a set of recovery dvds, also following the instructions given in the receovery center.

so during the c drive recovery, i followed all the steps as instructed, and the notebook indicated that it was if i remember correctly that it was... Read more

A:Drive c:\ recovery failed, -> bootmgr is missing, & will not boot from

What sometimes works with failed Factory Recovery is to wipe the hard drive first with Diskpart Clean Command
then try running the disks again.

But that is still the inferior factory install so you'll be better off all around if you instead do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall Windows 7. Be sure to read the Special Note for Sony Owners at the end.

If all these still fail then test the hard drive with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, which also BTW has the quick wipe function on it and also on the Partition Wizard disk which can check the HD.

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Hello, everybody! I'm new here and I found a lot of useful information already! However, I am at a loss as to how I can solve this problem. It is similar to other problems, yet not quite. I will explain:

First, my specs (Custom Built Unit):

Cooler Master Casing
ASUS M3A78-T MoBo (Dual Core) - MoBo has one slot for IDE, and the rest is SATA
(2) 750 gig Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD's (Initially set as slaves)
(1) 80 gig Seagate IDE HDD (initially set as master)


Now that we have that bit of information taken care of, here's the issue:

My 80 gig IDE showed signs of imminent failure. I had no money to buy another hard drive immediately, so I partitioned one of my 750g hard drives, and re-installed on that one. I currently use this new installation (which is D:/ instead of C:/).

I attempted to remove the IDE drive, and kept receiving an 'NTLDR missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart' error. After doing some researching here and other places, I discovered that this shows up when trying to load from a non-bootable device and that Windows, by default, loads the NTLDR file into the C:/ drive, and if unable to find it, will not know what to do!

I wanted to name the drive to the new partition "C:", but of course, there was already a drive with that letter, so I had to go with "D:". Do i have to change the drive letter to "C:"? If so, will all of my program installations, files, etc. - reflect that chan... Read more

A:Attempted boot from SATA drive, NTLDR Missing

Your 750G is not bootable thus the NTLDR missing error.

More info on how you partitioned your 750G HDD. Download PARTINFO, extract and run. Post screenshot.
 

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I have a Corsair Neutron GTX 120gb SSD in a new computer (all parts brand new), I did a clean install of Windows 8-64 bit, on it, and it worked ok'ish for a week, one or two odd moments with tiles/apps closing of their own accord, then it crashed (while i was out of room) and said something like - error loading OS or cant find/load MBr / or windows (black screen), or something like that (sorry i dont remember exactly what it said).

i tried lots of things to recover with win8 install disk but no luck.

On looking in Bios, the SSD was no longer showing.

I ran HD tune software and it failed one of the health checks, i think it was Raw Read Error Rate, but cant be sure as i didnt write it down.

To "fix" it i eventually had to remove the SSD, plug it into another PC, format it, both the small 100mb (?) fat32 partition and the main 100+gig ntfs partition, reinstall it in my main pc, and it showed in bios again.
I re-installed windows 8, clean install on the SSD again, it worked great for another week, then it crashed again,
this time as i was sat in front of it -

Blue screen of death,
"KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (fastfat.SYS)"

then black screen - "error loading OS",
and on looking in Bios the SSD is again missing.

Can anyone help please? Faulty SSD? Any ideas?

Many Thanks,
Deckard6

Motherboard - Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
Processor - AMD A10-5700 with Arctic Freezer 13 fan
Memory - Corsair DDR3 (2x4GB kit) 1866 mhz
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A:Windows 8 crashed, now SSD (boot drive) is missing in bios - help please.

Did you set up windows to optimize for SSD operation? Following are links to 4 web sites I used when I installed my SSD.

Optimization

Garbage Collection

Checking Partition Alignment

Partition Alignment Process
 

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Hello there.

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit.
I have been getting a message saying there is problems with my hard drive recently and that I should back it up, this message comes up each time I log into windows.

I was waiting until pay day to get a new hard drive (which I've just bought) but perfect timing - my PC shut down in the middle of video editing and upon restart gives me the message "Boot manager is missing, press ctrl, alt, delete to restart" and just goes into a loop.

I tried several things as listed in various posts but nothing seems to work as suggested in the posts or as it should, I guess perhaps because the damaged sector on my hard drive? I don't know enough about these things to be sure which is why I'm here.

I have a new hard drive which I've now installed into the case but done nothing else with it so far, was wondering if perhaps the best option would be to install windows 7 on to this new hard drive and then perhaps transfer any data I need from the previous drive but I don't know where to start with this or even if it's is possible?

I can manage to boot into windows on the damaged drive sometimes by choosing it from the boot menu but this doesn't always work and I'm worried that the drive is going to give up for good at any moment.

Last time I managed to get back in I created a system repair disc by following one of the guides here, but after some hours of it doing it's thing it stated that system repair can't fix my problem.

H... Read more

A:Failing hard drive - and now boot manager is missing

If a HDD is failing, then anything on it is supposed to fail; so Boot Manager is.

It will be preferable to perform a clean reinstall of windows on the new disk.

For any data contained in the old failing disk, grab it later after doing the clean install.

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Well, Im new here, but I will inform you guys best I can.

It all started when I realized I downloaded the 32 bit operating system on my desktop. Now however, I got a BSOD when I inserted the CD into the desktop. People around the internet said that you must go ahead and format the drive, So, I went ahead and did that. Thus deleting the operating system in the process. Now, When I try downloading the operating system, I get this message:

Boot MGR is missing. Please restart the computer.

I have tried everything. Using my laptop to make a USB Drive to boot it up. I cannot do that because my laptop is a 32 bit operating system, and I want a 64 bit.

Please, I really do need help. The motherboard is a M5A 78L-M LX Plus with an AMD chipset. The monitors work fine and everything works until the boot MGR Pops up. I am puzzled because while working on computers in school, this only popped up when the operating system was on the harddrive. However, I cannot do anything at all.

Please, Help would be appreciated. Also, if you guys could give me a link to windows 7 Professional 64 bit download, that would be appreciated. I have both the 64 bit and 32 bit serial key.

Much appreciated.

-A puzzled computer person.

A:Boot MGR Missing, No operating system, BSOD while trying to download.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You can download the required Windows 7 installation ISO from this location:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Use this tool to make a bootable USB (must be 4GB in size) with that ISO:

Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

Ensure that the PC can boot from a USB drive by checking that in the BIOS settings. Insert the USB, turn on the computer, and it will boot from the USB drive. Now install Windows 7 as normal.

Regards,
Golden

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My desktop running WinXP Home gets a BSOD each time it tries to start normally, safe mode or last good config. The error code is 0x0000007b (0xB84C3524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
...and nothing else.

I've managed to boot the system on an old HDD that I hadn't deleted and have recovered all the important files on the problem drive but would like to try restore the system if possible.
All the files on the problem HDD are visible and the drive/partitions are recognised by windows, I just can't boot off that drive/partition!

I've tried using Testdisk and the Boot sectors are indentical, both MFT seem OK but don't match but I can't get into recovery console because setup can't find any drives installed. Running CHKDSK /f from the old HDD on the problem HDD completes without errors. Can't run fixmbr nor fixboot because I can't get into the recovery console.

Anything else I can try?

A:BSOD, boot drive contents intact but no boot

When you say recovered do you mean backed them up or just that you can access them from old hard drive? Also is their a particular reason you want to restore the system instead of a clean install? You can download the drive utility for your brand of hard drive and run different tests.

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I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu 11.10, made sure that it is flagged active and tried to boot from it.
Entered boot menu, selected Hard disk, selected the bootable USB flash drive.
The following message appears "Missing boot manager press CTRL + ALT + Del to restart. (Windows boot manager is working)
I figured that I need a 3rd party boot manager that supports USB booting.
I downloaded Plop boot manager (http://www.plop.at/en/bootmngrusblog.html), installed it in the boot menu, tried to boot the USB through it, but the same error appeared.
I uninstalled it through it's boot menu (which caused me more problems, possibly corrupted the boot sector or something because now I can't start Windows and the error message "missing operating system" shows. I'm trying to resolve this by downloading a Win7 64 repair cd. The windows installation disk doesn't present the option to repair windows because it doesn't detect an OS.)
So the question is: what is the reason of the Boot manager error and how to fix it?
I'm on a different PC right now if someone is wondering.

A:[SOLVED] Boot manager missing when booting from USB flash drive.

Is the thumb drive's format in FAT? The thumb Drive has to be formated in FAT to be bootable. Try using unetbootin to make a bootable USB for Ubuntu.

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Windows 7. 20 GB RAM. Intel i5. Nvidia GTX 480.

I was doing a video encode with Handbrake and walked away to do things.

I came back to BSOD. Then I rebooted the system and my drive was missing. And as a result, my drive letters got rearranged.


It appears all my drives are there in the Device Manager.

I go to Disk Management and it shows this:


What should I do??? I don't want to format it! And how can Windows be booting? This is my brother's PC so I don't know exactly how it was set up but I assume that 128GB drive is an SSD and I would assume that he set that as the boot drive with Windows.

I just want to return the system back to the way it was before the BSOD.

A:BSOD during video encode, reboot, now missing drive

Please follow -






  
Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden


There seems to be a problem with your Windows installation. Please follow the Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions. Post the results in your next post; do not start a new thread.

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Hi, my friends alienware laptop has encountered the BSOD. The error reads.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034.
I understand this problem can occur from someone not switching off their computer or laptop properly and thus not allowing the boot configuration files to be written properly. I have had this problem before with my own computer but I managed to fix the problem using command prompt. I cant remember the specifics on what commands I used although I remember using things such as, chkdsk and dskpart.
I'll start of with chkdsk, after typing chkdsk and hitting enter I get the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. The volume is in use by another process". Then chkdsk verifies files (stage 1 of 3) and everything is fine, then verifies indexes (stage 2 of 3) same again, everything is fine and then lastly verifies security descriptors (stage 3 of 3) which then comes with the following message. "Errors detected in the uppercase file". I then try chkdsk /f which comes with the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
Now for the dskpart problem. typing dskpart works fine, then when typing commands such as, "list disk" and "list volume" comes with the following message. " There are no fixed disks to show" and "There are no volumes" I am at a complete loss at this as in my si... Read more

A:Alienware m17x Windows 8.1 BSOD (Boot configuration data missing)

Try doing a factory restore... Or a fresh install of Windows. Sounds like the laptops hard drive has failed
 

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Hi, I am recieving the error "BOOTMGR is missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" When trying to boot.

The situation is this:
-I had hard drive issues. Purchased a new hard drive then made a ghost image of my Windows 7 install partition. Ghost image made with Norton Ghost 14.0
-Installed new hard drive, partitioned it with the win 7 install disc. rebooted.
-Loaded ghost image using norton ghost system recovery disc. ghost image was save on an external hdd. i loaded it onto brand new hard drive into a new partition.
-The ghost image loaded successfully, but I now receive the error mentioned.

It obviously appears there is a problem with the master boot record etc. I tried installing windows 7 freshly from the disc and that worked fine, but I need my ghost image from the external to be loaded.

I do not have any OS installed and running currently. I tried installing XP after this happened, thinking I could find a way to modify the boot record from inside XP. However, after installing XP I receive the error: "error loading operating system".

What should I do now; what is the proper way to load this norton ghost 14.0 image of windows 7 onto a brand new hard drive?

Thank you for any help!
 

A:BOOTMGR is missing - error on boot. Loaded a ghosted OS image to new hard drive

Got a feeling your recovery disc may not have the boot loader inside.

Normally you can rebuild boomgr and this is my suggestion

(1) Load Win7 installation DVD, opt for repair and click Command prompt

(2) Copy from the DVD the program bootmgr.exe and the entire /boot directory into your WIn7 directory if it is the C drive,
if not put it in the C drive.

(3) Put Win7's MBR inside the C drive by command

Code:
bootrec /fixmbr
(4) Install Win7 boot sector code in the C drive by command

Code:
bootsect /nt60 c:
The bootsect.exe is inside /boot of the DVD
(5) Rebuild the BCD by command

Code:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
You should find Xp and Win7 in the next reboot.

The booting sequence starts with something like

The Bios reads the Win7 MBR and loads it into memory
That MBR will load the bootsector code in the first partition recognised by MS Windows and that must be the C drive
It is the boot sector code that finds bootmgr and put it in the memory
boomgr can then show the user the booting alternatives with a BCD menu.

The original recovery disc will never boot in the new hard disk because even if everything is complete the GUID partition reference of the old partition will not never mactch that in the new disk. The GUID reference is unique when a partition is created. You can check it out yourself by command "bcdedit.exe /enum".

Word of warning

If you have installed WIn7 in a C drive position it may not boot if you place it in a D drive. Although the drive lette... Read more

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I was copying a DVD on my computer but when the DVD completed the CD/DVD drive would not open. I decided to restart my computer and when it was starting up again it stated the "boot drive was missing". When i opened up my PC i could see no physical damage besides the fact that the light that was supposed to turn on when the CD/DVD drive was on was off.

Please help! I want to play WoW again!

Thanks in advance
 

A:CD Drive Won't work! Boot Drive is "Missing"! Please help!

Usually this error message means your hard drive has gone bad. But it could be a bad DVD drive. DVD drives have a life of about a year if used once a week or less... or copy less than 50-60 discs.
Test by replacing temporarily with another hard drive and dvd drive.
Luckily decent DVD burners can be had for $40 to $50 at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CompUSA, or an online store such as www.zipzoomfly.com, www.directron.com, www.outpost.com, etc
 

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Hi all,
 
  I have this hard drive that has the OS on it, and it is blue screening and returning to boot options menu. it is running off a custom gigabyte socket 775  main board via sata cable. i hooked it up into another computer and it appears to be a fine disk, albeit partitioned. does that mean that the OS is licensed for another board only?  i have the speccy and SIW screen shots of it if that helps.
 
 is there a BIOS setting that is preventing it from loading?
 
 while i had it hooked up to the other computer, i did a chkdsk /r on it and it said it needed to be dismounted..
 

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Hi all,
 
  I have this hard drive that has the OS on it, and it is blue screening and returning to boot options menu. it is running off a custom gigabyte socket 775  main board via sata cable. i hooked it up into another computer and it appears to be a fine disk, albeit partitioned. does that mean that the OS is licensed for another board only?  i have the speccy and SIW screen shots of it if that helps.
 
 is there a BIOS setting that is preventing it from loading?
 
 while i had it hooked up to the other computer, i did a chkdsk /r on it and it said it needed to be dismounted..
 

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Hi Guys, would appreciate your help pls?
This issue is well covered but I can't find the answer that works for me. I'm savvy enough to use a computer but havn't found answer to issue.

Have a purpose built desktop, quad core running XP SP3, 4 GB Ram and 1 x IDE DVD Writer and 1 x SATA Drive which I installed Windows on 2 years ago. Nothing fancy, and everything has been working fine with no changes in hardware for last 4 months.

Last week rebooted and this msg came up:
<windows Root>\system32\hal.dll file not found. on BIOS boot up no SATA drive found.

I then fiddled with connectors to the various component drives and to motherboard and it then found the boot sata drive. I selected "Boot to last known configuration" and all the options but it now gives a msg "Unmountable Boot Drive" found.

I booted with my orig Win XP CD but cannot choose repair as no option, But cannot choose Repair Console as I don't have a password and have tried various options such as just Enter, or arb password attempts but to no avail, (3 strikes and it reboots)

How can I access the HDD and run chkdsk /p (which I suspect may fix it) without a admin password and without a floppy boot disk drive. Only a CD. Will I need to cut a CD boot disk with dos commands onto it and then try? will that work?

Cheers, and a blessed Christmas to all of you!
Regards
 

A:BSOD - Unmountable Boot Drive - No Password

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Hello there.

So I installed a new Vertex 3 120gb SSD to my new system, installed Windows 7 x64 and I am getting a BSOD at random times. When the computer restarts on its own the SSD is not found in the bios. What I have to do is open the case, adjust the cables a little bit and start again and the problem is resolved.

I tried changing the sata cables but the problem seems to remain the same. I formatted and re-installed windows several times but that did not help. This happens at completely random times. Sometimes it might not do it for two straight days but it happens (I have the computer on 24/7 so sometimes when I wake up the computer is restarted asking me to select a proper boot device because the SSD is not found.

I'd appreciate any help.

PC Specs
Win7 Professional x64 (MSDNAA version)
Intel core i7 2600k
Asus P8P67 LE

A:New SSD gives BSOD randomly then can't find drive during boot.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by giorg0s


Hello there.

So I installed a new Vertex 3 120gb SSD to my new system, installed Windows 7 x64 and I am getting a BSOD at random times. When the computer restarts on its own the SSD is not found in the bios. What I have to do is open the case, adjust the cables a little bit and start again and the problem is resolved.

I tried changing the sata cables but the problem seems to remain the same. I formatted and re-installed windows several times but that did not help. This happens at completely random times. Sometimes it might not do it for two straight days but it happens (I have the computer on 24/7 so sometimes when I wake up the computer is restarted asking me to select a proper boot device because the SSD is not found.

I'd appreciate any help.

PC Specs
Win7 Professional x64 (MSDNAA version)
Intel core i7 2600k
Asus P8P67 LE



No DMP files included in upload please try this method
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
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I am running Windows 7 x64 on an AMD 970. The boot drive is a Corsair CSSD-F120GB3 (Users, ProgramData reside on a separate, standard HDD; this was done correctly at installation).

After several hours to 7 days the PC would BlackScreen to a blinking cursor. This happened for months. Eventually, after replacing every other piece of hardware and updating all drivers, swapped out the SSD (copied the image to an older WD 250GB drive).

I have run 17 days without a crash.

I have run every health check I can on the SSD, but no errors.

Any ideas how to deal with this? I am not sure I can get a replacement, as I cannot test for a fault in the drive. I am also not sure it's not a software problem.

Here's a link to my last thread, where I figured this out, which has the minidumps. But this is the specific error:






Quote:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
terminated.
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
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A:BSOD after several days of SSD boot drive; not with standard HDD

Um so why did you start a new thread for the same BSOD problem?
We need the newer BSOD's to see what is happening now.

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I have had an ongoing problem with this issue but it has now got worse.
Whilst this only happened spasmodically and it I seemed to track it down to power supply failing on the 120Gb boot SSD.
After several attempts at looking at the problem I tracked down a faulty main MB header connector. I had previously cleaned the pins with contact cleaner but when the problem persisted I tried re-soldering the header pins to the MB. The symptom was the PC Would be working ok then reboot to the BIOS screen. I would check the SATA list an the boot drive would be missing.
However since the last occurance a few days ago (after 3 months of perfect use) the issue started again but this time something is different as every time after a reboot the boot drive is there and the system boots up ok, approximately 5 minutes later the screen freezes followed by BSOD - CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED.
If I immediately boot to a USB stick and then open a elevated command prompt I find that the boot drive is not there.
If I do a complete shutdown and switch back on and go directly to an ECP (elevated etc) the boot drive (C:) is there but again if I sit and wait at the command prompt after about five minutes the C: drive has gone.
Even trying to run chkdsk fails to finish.
I have tried running SSD life Pro to check the drive and it reports 100% ok with an expected life of 10 years.
However the Windows Event log" shows event 7 - bad blocks.
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A:SSD Boot drive Intermittent fails and leads to BSOD

After experimenting for several hours I have established the following. From a full shutdown I can start the PC and it will boot into windows and run perfectly well doing any function or running any program without error. But only for a period of from 3 to 8 minutes then whatever is running will freeze or some other function will freeze like mousing over the task bar will stop. I do nothing eventually first I may get a green windows background screen then a BSOD CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error. This I have confirned means the boot drive has gone.
Two things happen now.
1. If I press reset, the system reboots and goes to the BIOS screen, where I can see the booty drive is missing in the SATA screen.
2. If I press reset followed imediatelly by the power button, the PC shuts down. Then when I power on again the PC starts normally again for another cycle of 3-8 minutes.
I ask my self two questions.
1. If the drive is faulty, why does it operate perfectly for a few minutes
2. If the power supply is faulty, why do the other SSD drives not stop working as they are on the same physical power leads.
I also note that the Speccy report shows Hibernation enabled, however when I check settings it says Hibernation is disabled.
Very confusing symptoms.

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Good Evening all, Hopefully one of you can provide me some direction that I'm currently lacking. I built my own HTPC a few weeks ago (specs at the end of the post), and it's been running alright except for a problem that has come up twice in the past week. The first time I directly observed...I was watching/recording some TV via Windows Media Center, when suddenly my picture froze, the system locked and started looping the same moment of audio for about a second, and it blue screened. Normally I'd take down all of the details, but the BSOD only stayed up for another few moments before rebooting and all I could take note of was a generic "dumping physical memory" message.

As soon as the machine rebooted and passed POST, I was taken straight to a BIOS screen instructing me to insert boot media. I rebooted again (with the reset button on the front of the case), and checked the BIOS to find that my SSD boot drive wasn't detected. Reset again just to make sure, still not there. Finally, I hit the power button, leave it off for a moment, and start up again. System detects my boot drive and starts normally.

I figured this for a fluke, but just last night I came home and turned on the TV to find that the computer was back in the BIOS missing a boot drive, so I assume the same event happened. I used the same workaround, shutting it down and rebooting and loaded up a dump log reader, but no crash reports for the blue screens were found.

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A:Occasional BSOD and reboot. Boot Drive not seen in BIOS

Can you still boot Windows?

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Last night when I went Start menu > Shut down, I got a BSOD. Because it was late and I occasionally get a BSOD without further issues, I just left it.

This morning I find that everytime Windows attempts to boot, it gets just past the startup splash screen, and then another BSOD. "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically".


Code:
Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Sig 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Sig 03: unknown
Prob Sig 04: 21201115
Sig 05: AutoFailover
Sig 06: 11
Sig 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
The strangest and I hope most telling and significant part is that the drive letters for my stuff are all switched around. Originally I was set up as:
C:\ - Windows OS
D:\ - System Reserved (I assume)
E:\ - Temp drive partition
F:\ - Data1
G:\ - Data2

Now, it seems that windows has been reassigned to G:
C:\ - Temp
D:\ - System Reserved
E:\ - Data2
F:\ - Data1
G:\ - Windows OS

I have tried to use diskpart to reassign the drive letters back how they were. I was able to do this from the command line, but after rebooting, I get another BSOD and the drive letters revert to this messed up order.

I took a picture of the BSOD code and got:
STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00...003, 0xFFFFFAB00C0***fuzzy**,0xFFFFF80003779E20) -I think
This page: Troubleshooting Windows STOP Messages led me here: https://support2.microsoft.com/defau...b;en-us;330100 which kind of m... Read more

A:BSOD on boot - Drive letters switched - Windows on G:

A couple other details as I continue to look around:
1) chkdsk G: \f says "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems" though G doesn't have a volume label and it also says "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50."
2) My SSD C: drive that had windows on it was very close to full when the problem started, not sure if that's a factor (should have had 2-3GB free space still).

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Hi, I have just built a new computer (about 3 months ago now).

It has been working fine since then, however about a month ago I had a BSOD and it restarted on its own and works again.

I had another two days ago now as well.

The unusual thing is after it restarts I get a white error message saying "Please insert the boot drive or restart the system", and after restarting, it works perfectly again.

I am unsure what would be the cause of this, and believe that my mem, hdd's and gfx card are all working fine following a memtest.

Drivers are up to date, checked again yesterday.

My system specs are:

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
P8z68-V Pro Asus Mobo
Quad Core i7
GTX580 Matrix Graphics Card
WD 1tb HDD
120MB SSD
16gb (4x4x4x4) Ram - 2133mhz (G Skill Rip-Saw)

This is the only OS ever installed on this system.

Although it appears to be a system for OCing, I have not done any of this, and do not believe it to be an issue with power supply/Voltage.

I have tried unsuccessfully to replicate the BSOD situation.

Please see attached .dmp file compressed .rar.

Many thanks and hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on this.
(PS: I am on my computer right now and it is working so I am unsure what could be the issue).

A:BSOD - Please Insert Boot Drive or Restart the System

This was related to an I/O (input/output) error. Please run a chkdsk to verify the HD's condition

A- CHKDSK /R /F:





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Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

Do this for each hard drive on your system.

When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

Then reboot and let the test run.

It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.



B- Elevated Command Prompt:





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Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"



C-CHKDSK LogFile:





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Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter

Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.

Double click on the Source column header.

Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).

Copy/paste the results into your next post.

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I'm working on a used Gateway M-Series laptop, model number: W650I. The laptop runs fine, but whenever I try to boot into Windows with the hard drive that came with it, I get a BSOD! It essentially reads:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /f to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer. Technical info: STOP: 0x0000007BC, 0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC00000034

Thinking that it could be an issue with the drive, I took it out and put it a drive from a Linux machine, and the Gateway booted up normally. I also took the Gateway drive and put it in the Linux box, and the computer gave me an endless reboot cycle of "Windows is loading files." So the Linux drive works in the Gateway and in its own computer, but the Gateway drive works in neither. Simple, right? Just fix the drive; problem solved. Not so fast.

Now I know for a fact that the prior owner of the Gateway infected the machine with all kinds of malware, and a lot of it was never removed. Since Windows was compromised with so many viruses and other nasties, I simply decided to start with a clean slate. So I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7 on the drive. Knowing that formatting doesn't remove all malware, I also hooked the drive up to o... Read more

A:Gateway M-Series BSOD with hard drive boot

With all testing you have done, may be a bad connection.
I would check the pins on the Power & Data connection on the MOBO & HD.

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Hi  I have problem in my laptop lenovo yoga 520  "Default Boot Device Missing or boot failedInsert recovery media and hit any key Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."  Cannot start windows 10  Thank you

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My PC's motherboard died a few months ago, and I was finally able to find a cheap replacement that is almost completely identical. I have placed my hard drive into this computer, and tried to boot.

My hard drive is encrypted with TrueCrypt, and it prompts for the password in the BIOS environment before Windows can boot. This part works fine, so the TrueCrypt boot loader does not seem to be corrupted.

But as soon as I enter the password and hit enter, it shows the Windows dialog of "Windows failed to start. It may be due to a hardware change" (similar to the screen seen at boot up when you'd shut down the PC improperly). When I select the "Start Windows normally" option, it shows the Windows 7 screen for about 3 seconds, then it freezes, then BSOD, then restart.

From my online searching, I've figured that it must have something to do with driver conflicts. Is it just the hard drive driver causing the problem? Does anyone have any idea how this can be resolved, if at all?
Thanks very much in advance.

Relevant screenshots (sorry for poor quality):

1. TC Boot Loader (on my hard drive) prompt is shown, password entered, shows "Booting..."

2. "Windows Error Recovery" screen shows, offering options of "Launch Start Repair" or "Start Windows Normally".

3. When "Start Windows Normally" is selected, the Windows 7 boot logo begins, and then freezes after about 3 seconds.

4. BSOD appears, with the relevant t... Read more

A:TrueCrypted hard drive moved to alternate PC, causes BSOD during boot

Load up into safe mode with networking by pressing F8 on start up. Then follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html so we can assist better.

-Justin

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My HP DV9000's motherboard died a few months ago, and I was finally able to find a cheap replacement that is virtually identical. I have placed my hard drive into this computer, and tried to boot.

My hard drive is encrypted with TrueCrypt, and it prompts for the password in the BIOS environment before Windows can boot. This part works fine, so the TrueCrypt boot loader does not seem to be corrupted.

But as soon as I enter the password and hit enter, it shows the Windows dialog of "Windows failed to start. It may be due to a hardware change" (similar to the screen seen at boot up when you'd shut down the PC improperly). When I select the "Start Windows normally" option, it shows the Windows 7 screen for about 3 seconds, then it freezes, then BSOD, then restart.

From my online searching, I've figured that it must have something to do with driver conflicts. Is it just the hard drive driver causing the problem? Does anyone have any idea how this can be resolved, if at all?


Thanks very much in advance.

Relevant screenshots (sorry for poor quality):

1. TC Boot Loader (on my hard drive) prompt is shown, password entered, shows "Booting..."

2. "Windows Error Recovery" screen shows, offering options of "Launch Start Repair" or "Start Windows Normally".

3. When "Start Windows Normally" is selected, the Windows 7 boot logo begins, and then freezes after about 3 seconds.

4. BSOD appears... Read more

A:TrueCrypted hard drive moved to alternate PC, causes BSOD during boot

The first step I would recommend is backing up your data. Then we can attempt to repair the Windows installation and get it up and running. I cannot guarantee we will be able to get Windows working again. Often, when key components are replaced, it requires a clean re-install of Windows.

Backup Files Outside of Windows:To backup your data when unable to boot into Windows: The simplest method is to copy and paste through the System Recovery Options


First, insert your backup drive via USB. Then log in as your administrative user after selecting your keyboard input method:Next, select System Image Recovery:Hit cancel when the System Image is not found. Then click next.Click advanced, and then click Install a driver.Click OK after being asked to insert the driver installation media. Then select Computer from the list on the left. Navigate to the drive and directory you want to copy (I copied the whole users folder)Choose the location to copy to:Right click in a blank space within the folder you want to copy to, and click Paste. The Windows circle of waiting may show up for a long time, but the system is doing something despite the appearance that it is not. It may take a while, so go get coffee or food in the meantime.Select Yes if given any warnings. Cancel out to get back to the System Recovery Options.

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