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Sounds like the MBR (master boot record) may have been corrupted.


Another link to try if Sean's link doesn't help...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
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Originally Posted by epkoc View Post

safe mode is part of windows and he has no OS
F8 is hotkey for safe mode for win 7 and below, it has nothing to do with motherboard

yes! i meant keyboard and it comes before the win logo! I was trying to answer fool proof for OP and hence the biggrin.gif
post #13 of 15
If you have more than one hard drive, ensure that the proper hard drive is set to boot. If that is not the cause, boot into repair and run bootrec.exe. Attempt to fix the MBR or rebuild the BCD if needed. I would suggest going through diskpart and ensuring that the proper partition is set as active, but I doubt that is the problem.

Are you seeing any messages? How did you access the repair?
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yes! i meant keyboard and it comes before the win logo! I was trying to answer fool proof for OP and hence the biggrin.gif

I am not following since the OP is described that there is no Windows loading screen or OS detected when the repair is run. F8 is used to bring up the advanced boot menu. If the machine fails to detect that the hard drive contains an operating system, pressing F8 will not help the OP resolve the issue. No disrespect as I might be wrong since the details are left out.
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post #14 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by monoLab View Post

Sounds like the MBR (master boot record) may have been corrupted.


Another link to try if Sean's link doesn't help...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
nice, oh and i forgot to say...

you may have to mark the drive's OS partition as active before using bootrec.

In CMD do this
diskpart
list disk
select disk #
list part
select part #
(OS partition)
active

then do bootrec.
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Originally Posted by FusionFX View Post

If you have more than one hard drive, ensure that the proper hard drive is set to boot. If that is not the cause, boot into repair and run bootrec.exe. Attempt to fix the MBR or rebuild the BCD if needed. I would suggest going through diskpart and ensuring that the proper partition is set as active, but I doubt that is the problem.

Are you seeing any messages? How did you access the repair?
I am not following since the OP is described that there is no Windows loading screen or OS detected when the repair is run. F8 is used to bring up the advanced boot menu. If the machine fails to detect that the hard drive contains an operating system, pressing F8 will not help the OP resolve the issue. No disrespect as I might be wrong since the details are left out.

Currently I only have one drive and yea its set to boot. Everything was working fine until me moving stuff caused the PC to shut down. I put in a diff hdd and everythings working fine, so it has to be the drive

what happened was once I booted up the PC, I got an option for startup repair and start windows normally. I always get the start windows normally option but the start up repair is new. I clicked the repair option to see what they said, and at the bottom they said the solution was that there is no OS detected

thanks a bunch for the help guys. Can anyone tell me if I can still back the data up using an ext. dock? think its time for ssd soon
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