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Inaccessible Boot Device Error


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#1 Dchella

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:51 PM

I randomly got this error at some point when I fell asleep two days ago and when I woke up. When I woke up I turned on my monitor and saw it had no connection while the PC was still running. After restarting it I got the error and went into recovery mode. Here is a list of things I can not do:

1) Boot into safemode
2) rollback an update (get an error)
3) reset the PC (get an error)
4) use a backup (It works, but I still get the Boot Device error right when I Boot it up. My last backup was on the 11th, so I have no clue why it does not work.)
5) let auto repair fix it
6) boot off a USB (get the inaccessible Boot Device error no matter what)

Things I can do:
Access BIOS
Access Cmd prompt

I initially thought it was a problem with the HDD, so I went into CMD to check it out. I was able to scan, check the disc, replace my registry backup files into the (what I thought were corrupted Window folders) but nothing worked. Now I am practically out of ideas and have no clue what to do.

I honestly can care less about my data. It would be nice to keep it, but I am scared I am stuck with a bricked PC. Thanks for your help guys, I am seriously stuck on this one. Also sorry for my formatting, I am on my phone, so it's pretty sloppy!
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Specs:
Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-HD3 FM2+ / FM2
CPU: AMD A10 6800K
GPU: Gigabyte Gtx 960 4GB Edition
HDD: Western Digital 1TB harddrive
PSU: Corsair Bronze 500 Watt
RAM: Hyper X 1600MHz 1x8 + 1x4
OS: Windows 10

Edited by Dchella, 17 July 2017 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:29 AM

What version of Windows are you using?



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:33 AM

Windows 10.
Can't believe I forgot to put that in there.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:51 AM

No worries.

 

Go into the BIOS and check that the hard drive is the first drive in the boot order.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:04 AM

It's at the top of the order.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:06 AM

Do you have any devices such as card reader with an SD card inserted, USB removable drive or USB flash drive connected?



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:15 AM

Nope, everything is removed from the computer excluding my mouse and keyboard.

Edited by Dchella, 17 July 2017 - 02:15 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:19 AM

Go back into the BIOS and restore the default settings.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:23 AM

Done.
The error is still there though.

Just wanted to say thanks for the help so far. I appreciate it!

Edited by Dchella, 17 July 2017 - 02:24 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:29 AM

Do the following...

 

1. Power off the system and disconnect the power cord.

 

2. Remove all attached devices, network cable (including the mouse, and keyboard if attached).

 

3. If this is a laptop, removed the battery.

 

4. Press the on and off button for 30 seconds.

 

5. Reconnect the power cord only and power the system on.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:36 AM

Done.
The issue is still there.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:40 AM

Done.
The issue is still there.

Not looking good.

 

Do you have disk image backups of your system?



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:45 AM

I know.
I'm stumped at what could be wrong with it.

I don't have any images on a disc but I have a backup I made a few days ago. I can restore that fine, but the problem is that the error carries through with it. It was on the 11th and my problem began on the 15th in the early morning, so I have no clue why the restore point isn't working.

I'm gonna start it again for good luck.

Edited by Dchella, 17 July 2017 - 02:46 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:53 AM

Since it appears you have access to the Command prompt, do the following (assuming the hard drive letter is C)

 

Type chkdsk /r C: and press Enter.

 

This will take a while to complete (if it will run).



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

Did it and no errors were found.
I'm starting to think it's the SATA connectors on my motherboard are broken or something.

Harddrive is perfectly fine.

Edited by Dchella, 17 July 2017 - 03:18 PM.





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