I am at a complete loss. I booted my computer the other day and it froze at the login screen. I restarted and after POST it claimed BOOTMGR is missing. Naturally, I inserted the Windows 7 64 bit disc and launched to startup repair. But it cannot see my hard drive.
The hard drive is visible in BIOS, when plugged into another computer it opens in Windows Explorer, I have tried SATA-IDE and SATA-USB cables, I have tried legacy IDE mode, I have laoded driver after driver from my motherboard disc and website, I have used a different compuetr all together. Nothing seems to be able to get startup repair launched.
After this, I said “bugger it” and attempted to reinstall Windows from scratch- it still cannot find the hard drive. I had no problems originally installing Windows.
I have run Western Digitial Diagnostics on the hard drive and it passed with flying colours. I don’t want to send the drive back as it passed diagnostics and still opens in Windows Explorer.
I’m using a WD1500HLFS-01G6U1 drive (WD 150GB 10K RPM Velociraptor) and a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 mobo.
Does anyone have any ideas of what to try? I am desperate at this stage.