Healthy Drive wont Boot!


#1

Hi,

I have a WD Velociraptor 160GB WD1600HLFS. The other day My Computer locked up during a Windows Update and i

had to reboot the machine.

After the reboot the Disk was no longer detected by the BIOS! The drive is fine though. If i bung it in another machine and run any test with it it comes back green. I can transfer, copy, backup delete whatever i like but it wont boot from it. Data Lifeguard says its absolutely fine.

This isn’t a dead MBR, it literally just locks up the boot process when it tries to find a bootable device. No Errors, it just

doesn’t progress.

This isn’t the first time i have seen this with a WD drive. Has anyone else seen it? and does anyone know how to fix it?

Thanks

David


#2

do the backups that you need with the drive just to be safe

if needed run linux or other system with the pen drive and copy to another device :slight_smile:

after that use a windows cd to restore the boot, you can do option repair for it


#3

If you use Win7, try to make a boot repair CD from another Win7 PC. (Try Google for how to) Use that CD to repair your boot system on the subjected drive.