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After USB boot, HDD no longer available

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Hi Guys,

I just ran the SYSRescue from a USB drive, loaded properly no sweat.  However, upon start up I got the pop up message indicating that the HDD housing my Windows OS was now hibernating, and wouldn't be available for cleaning.  The popup recommended stepping back into Windows to run a command in the line prompt.  So I restarted my laptop, reset the local HDD as the primary boot source in the BIOS and to my dismay, I have discovered that the disk no longer seems to be recognized by the system.  Ive swapped back and forth between the UEFI and legacy boot orders, shifted a few of them around, reverted to the default BIOS settings, but no luck.  Has anyone had this problem?   Is there a method of kickstarting the main partition from the SysRescue environment?

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Are you stating the BIOS/UEFI no longer recognizes the drive where the OS is installed on? Are you sure that the drive selection order just didn't get rearranged and the first drive selected is the USB drive.

Did you physically remove the USB drive from the device and then try to boot with the HDD auto selected and Windows starting?

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Hi, thanks for the reply.

Right, if I switch back to UEFI in the BIOS, the drive does not appear in the list of bootable media (normally HDD0).  If I stick to Legacy Mode (where I have the option to rearrange the boot source order) the option for booting from HDD0 appears, and it moving to first position does not seem to help, as I recieve the "no bootable media" error.  In every case I have pulled the USB stick.

 

I can see that the drive is still physically recognized, it appears listed in the information section of the bios, and I can see it in the SysRescue environment partition editor.  So it seems to be fine at that layer.

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