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Posted 16 March 2016 - 03:21 PM
Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:32 PM
Try these free, bootable hardware diagnostics: http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
If the system is UEFI based, you may have to turn off Secure Boot and enable Legacy/CSM mode in order to boot from a disk/drive to run the hard drive diagnositcs (which is what I suspect the problem is).
As for MemTest, run MemTest86 - NOT MemTest86+ - as the plain 86 one is UEFI compliant.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:01 PM
Verify the computer's BIOS settings to make sure that BIOS lists and recognizes the hard disk. Start the computer from the Windows Setup DVD and use the Bootrec /FixMbr and Bootrec /FixBoot commands within the Command Prompt to repair the Master Boot Record (MBR) and boot sector of the hard disk drive.
Edited by FreeBooter, 16 March 2016 - 07:02 PM.
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