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Windows 7 Ultimate no longer boots


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I recently built my computer and it has been running great for about a month now until yesterday as it was sitting idle i saw it get the BSOD i didn't really think much about it until after reboot it did it again the reason for the blue screen said "cache manager" and now the computer no longer boots. It goes straight into the windows repair and system recovery option in which it no longer shows an operating system. There are no system restore points because it no longer find an operating system. Ive went into cmd prompt and attempted to run sfc /scannow but it says that a system repair is pending and diskpart lists no physical drives on my computer anymore although I can see the drive in the bios. The built in repair tool says it cannot repair the computer automatically and when i attempt chkdsk it says that my disc is write protected. I don't believe that my problem is malware related because ive only had the computer running for a short period of time and have had Norton 360 running since the start.

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Pull the hard drive out and check it in another computer. It has probably gone bad. By installing it in another computer you should be able to see the drive in windows explorer and disk management. If NOT the drive has died.

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I also ran seatools on the drive which found the drive to be fine and im also able to browse the files in my hard drive through my bios' easy flash tool. I was messing around with the raid / ahci setting for some xbox stuff the day before the drive crashed and when i set my bios back to optimized default it keeps loading the sata setting as ahci even though it need to run it as raid because of my ssd. I feel like the problem was caused by this but im not sure what to do.

Edited by Zackisflyy, 18 October 2011 - 11:13 AM.

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Ive been able to now locate my hard drive on my computer when i load the sata drivers thorough a flash drive and i was able to run a chkdsk /x /f /r which did all its work and i was also able to do a bootrec.exe /fixmbr which also said it was successful but still lead to no boot. I decided to go into the rapid storage technology (Ctrl I) in my boot and it showed that my SSD used for cache was in raid 0 (cache) but my main drive was now a non raid drive. following a "tutorial" on another website i decided to set the SSD back to a non raid drive but now im receiving the error during boot saying "missing operating system" but the OS is still there according to cmd and my easy bios flash tool. How can i get my computer to recognize my main hard drive to have an OS on it now?
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