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Hi
I don't know why, but my pc now wont boot to w7 anymore. after the load screens it just sits there with a flashing prompt. I went into the bios and it displayed all the drives and when I unplugged them and put it into another pc it works, as in all the files are there, but it does not boot.

diagnostic tests have all being passed

what I tried:
F8 - it shows a menu ask me to choose the HDD I want to boot from, result flashing prompt
reset bios to all defaults - nothing, flashing prompt
boot from disk - if I ask to repair a volume, the right drive does not show up,

is my drive bad and do i need to format and reinstall the os on the drive?
   
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Have never experienced that myself so the best I can offer is a guess. Do you have any usb devices connected?
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just keyboard and mouse

EDIT: actually also a external drive, but I had that on and connected and it wasn't a problem before.

now it's the os drive not showing up as a bootable drive if there are other drives present but the drive passed all tests and works on another pc.
Edited by InterestedThirdParty - 5/30/11 at 7:07am
   
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Remove the external hard drive and any other USB devices that is not a keyboard or mouse and then boot up the computer.

If all else fails, restart the computer, tap on F8, and boot into safe mode.
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It sounds like your OS is corrupted or being halted from starting.

I have also seen this phenomenon with failing HDD's where reallocated sector counts were well past limits. If your HDD is good, or tests good then it's malware scanning time.

Start the usual round of scanning, if you have the tools (Avira RCD, Norton AV, HBCD+MBAM & SASW).
    
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