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Old 05-14-2012, 11:51 PM
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A customer brought in a HP Pavilion Dv7 with a failed drive (clicking like crazy tried the freezer trick no go). My customer asked if i could replace the failed drive with an ssd I threw in an Intel ssd 330 series. These machines have two drives and the recovery partition resides in the second drive. I was initially able to boot to the drive run the recovery software and it would halt at certain point. I determined that for some reason it was not seeing the ssd. Activated the ssd which did not help did a whole bunch of dos ninjitsu to no avail. So i popped in a windows 7 disk and installed the os onto the ssd. I created a windows startup repair disk and when the disk is in the drive the machine boots to windows when the disk is not in the drive it does not boot into windows I get a No Bootable device insert boot disk and press any key error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'll let PCX ask you if you did a full diagnostic. I'm confused, you installed windows and it doesn't boot from the drive you installed it onto correct? Is the SSD in the boot order at all?
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A customer brought in a HP Pavilion Dv7 with a failed drive (clicking like crazy tried the freezer trick no go). My customer asked if i could replace the failed drive with an ssd I threw in an Intel ssd 330 series. These machines have two drives and the recovery partition resides in the second drive. I was initially able to boot to the drive run the recovery software and it would halt at certain point. I determined that for some reason it was not seeing the ssd. Activated the ssd which did not help did a whole bunch of dos ninjitsu to no avail. So i popped in a windows 7 disk and installed the os onto the ssd. I created a windows startup repair disk and when the disk is in the drive the machine boots to windows when the disk is not in the drive it does not boot into windows I get a No Bootable device insert boot disk and press any key error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Never seen a dv7 with recovery on a 2nd hard drive.. I've seen about 100 with the recovery on a 2nd PARTITION..
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Got it to boot correctly finally thanks for your help
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:24 AM
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Here are some troubleshooting you may perform while waiting for experts here.
1. make sure that your ssd drive is detected by your BIOS.
2. use diagnostic tool that comes with the drive or download from the manufacturer's site.
From there you may able to start your installation.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:30 AM
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Here are some troubleshooting you may perform while waiting for experts here.
1. make sure that your ssd drive is detected by your BIOS.
2. use diagnostic tool that comes with the drive or download from the manufacturer's site.
From there you may able to start your installation.
good luck.
OP fixed it two days ago
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