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HELP! Bios won't recognise hard drive after power cut

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April 5, 2014 8:03:19 AM

Basically I had a power cut with my PC turned on and then when I turned it back on it went on the loading windows screen for at least 30 seconds then the screen goes blue with white writing on it for about half a second, I think it said something about my hard drive.
Then I get a screen that says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I have since gone onto the bios menu and there is no option to boot from my hard drive as it's not on the list.

I have also tried a system repair but that came up with no faults and a disk check(?? or something similar) but again no faults were found.

I'm running windows 7 (or was!!) and unfortunately I did not have a surge protector, which will obvs now be the next thing I buy!

Any help would be massively appreciated and thanks in advance.
Also a warning that I'm a bit of a computer noob so some terms that you find obvious may need explaining.

Thanks again.
a b G Storage
April 5, 2014 8:22:50 AM

Whats your motherboard or computers name/model?
as we may be able to reset the BIOS.
But first try putting it into another sata port.
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April 5, 2014 8:32:12 AM

Hjgrove said:
Whats your motherboard or computers name/model?
as we may be able to reset the BIOS.
But first try putting it into another sata port.


Asus P8B75-MLX plus
Thanks I'll try that soon and let you know how it goes
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April 5, 2014 9:50:52 AM

Update:
I tried doing another start-up repair before I posted this thread as I thought I remembered reading before that sometimes more than one start-up repair can be neccesary, however it's now been going for more than 3 hours and is on 'attempting repairs...'
Does this matter or mean anything?
Thanks again.
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a b G Storage
April 5, 2014 10:06:08 AM

On your computer, is the hard drive light blinking or not? (that's if it has one)
If it is then its working.
But honestly I would leave it running just encase its doing something important like changing the registry, and if it takes longer than 2 hours then it may of froze and you can shut it down via the mains.
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April 5, 2014 10:27:55 AM

Hjgrove said:
On your computer, is the hard drive light blinking or not? (that's if it has one)
If it is then its working.
But honestly I would leave it running just encase its doing something important like changing the registry, and if it takes longer than 2 hours then it may of froze and you can shut it down via the mains.


The start up repair has seemingly fixed it!!
Thanks for the advice :) 
It does seem like it might possibly be slower but not sure, any advice on how I could check everything is working fully?
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a b G Storage
April 5, 2014 10:39:14 AM

Its ok ;) 
For the hard drive follow these steps:
Go to "My computer"
Select the drive and right click on it and select properties.
Then go to the "Tools" tab
And try the two options there.
The top one checks the drive for errors and the second one improves the performance by making data easier to read by moving the data into different sectors.
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April 5, 2014 10:50:16 AM

Hjgrove said:
Its ok ;) 
For the hard drive follow these steps:
Go to "My computer"
Select the drive and right click on it and select properties.
Then go to the "Tools" tab
And try the two options there.
The top one checks the drive for errors and the second one improves the performance by making data easier to read by moving the data into different sectors.


I tried running the performance index thing and the ratings haven't changed so that a good sign.
aahh so that's exactly what defragmenting does.
Thanks again
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a b G Storage
April 5, 2014 11:08:05 AM

Its ok, if the performance gets worse just come back to this thread.
It may just be the computer still installing some stuff from its previous issue ;) 
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