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Toshiba L755 not booting off OS disk


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:21 AM

Hey guys, I put in a used HDD attempting to reload win7 on it but the system keeps showing "No bootable device..." I have selected the boot order in both the bios and the boot options, I also tried booting disk from an external DVD-rom and chose the USB boot option but same deal and yes I have tried booting from 2 separate OS disks from which I have never had any issues. What is confusing is with Parted Magic linux in the internal DVD ROM it recognizes the HDD and I can navigate around the used HDD without any issues, what else can I try please?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 12:03 PM

It sounds like Windows 7 does not have the mass storage drivers to detect the drive. There should be a set of numbers after L755 like SXXXX. What is that number?



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 12:48 PM

Oh shucks, sorry John, I had forgotten to post back here to say that I tried a 3rd win7 disk and it worked.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:24 PM

No proble mystic, glad you finally got it sorted out.



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:29 PM

Yeah but it's still a mystery why the previous 2 disks did not work when those disks are what I use almost all of the times, I did understand your first post "It sounds like Windows 7 does not have the mass storage drivers to detect the drive" but what's confusing me is why those same disks works fine on all other pc's just not this one?



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:49 PM

That is strange. Was the OS disk that found the drive SP1 and the other disks not SP1?



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:51 PM

Don't know, never paid attention to that before



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 02:47 PM

I was just thinking that SP1 may have added more drivers but I don't know for sure.



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 02:51 PM

ok, no need to dwell on this then, just glad it worked.






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