I have searched the internet for days trying to find a solution to this problem of mine. I have not been able to get my Asus to boot. All I know is as follows:
-Booting into BIOS works, it recognizes the hard drive like normal.
-The F9 recovery trick on Asus laptops does not work
-I used Ubuntu from a bootable USB to try and repair, but I couldn't get it to recognize hard drive
-I used Puppy Linux, and it allowed me to mount the drive and I was able to recover all files
-Attempted to recover with a bootable Windows 7 USB but get this... Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next." 3. Click "Repair your computer." File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe Status: 0xc0000001 Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
-It is a 500GB Hitachi SATA drive
-I am currently downloading Linux Mint to see if it will recognize the hard dive
Is there anyone that has any suggestions on what I could do to get this working again? I am fine with wiping it as I have already recovered all my files. I know it would be easier just to buy a new hard drive and start fresh but I would like to see if I can salvage this. It is not that old and I am sure it is just a small amount of bad sectors. Thank you in advance!
Edit: I also used the most recent version of Rufus to make these bootables.
Edited by thedrew023, 29 June 2016 - 11:25 AM.