I have a laptop that I want to sell and the buyer (naturally) wants me to put a 'fresh' OS, in this case Win7, on it. It was previously installed with Win7 but am finding when I reformat the disk an run a new install that the BIOS Boot listings no longer show the internal hard drive; it just shows the CD/DVD Drive and the bootable USB.
I can install the OS and without the HDD showing I have to boot up using the USB every time. The thing is when I go to the new OS and look at Computer it does show the OS on C:\ and when I go to Disk Manager it also lists the hard drive (as Disk 0) with it's 100 mb partition. The problem is as stated the drive is not listed in Boot Options for some reason.
I've used the Command Prompt while in the OS and bootrec is not recognized as a command....using the Repair option on the bootable usb I have run thru all the bootrec options using Command in Repair mode to no avail....it seems as though using that feature that /fixmbr and all those work but can not apply them as there is no Boot Option for it.
Again the hard drive is listed everywhere EXCEPT in Boot Options. Any ideas?