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Topic # 201596 25-Aug-2016 23:07
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I have a preinstalled Windows 8.1. My Laptop keeps rebooting with INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error and doesnot starts my windows. I have tried every trick in the book - such as used all advance repair option which provides in the start, chkdsk /f/r and nor the legacy support doesn't even allow to boot from a cd/dvd. I need urgent help unable to use the Laptop for last 3 months. Really fedup.


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  Reply # 1617640 26-Aug-2016 02:13
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My money is on the hard drive inside your laptop is on the way out / pretty much gone. Take it in under warranty (if exists).







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  Reply # 1617645 26-Aug-2016 06:08
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Guess what?

 

After much digging around all i had to do was switch to AHCI Mode from BIOS as suggested at http://appuals.com/best-fix-steps-to-fix-inaccessible_boot_device/

 

I am not sure why it previously worked when the IDE was selected but as soon as i changed to AHCI and rebooted it started to detect the disk.

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1617731 26-Aug-2016 10:27
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Time for a data backup I think....

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1617736 26-Aug-2016 10:40
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It's ALWAYS time for a data backup! If you have anything better than ADSL, crashplan is good in my experience.


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  Reply # 1617791 26-Aug-2016 11:49
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Go and visit www.grc.com and have a look at spinrite.

 

I've tried it and it does work.

 

And it even helps ssd's


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  Reply # 1617872 26-Aug-2016 13:50
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jhenson:

 

Guess what?

 

After much digging around all i had to do was switch to AHCI Mode from BIOS as suggested at http://appuals.com/best-fix-steps-to-fix-inaccessible_boot_device/

 

I am not sure why it previously worked when the IDE was selected but as soon as i changed to AHCI and rebooted it started to detect the disk.

 

 

Well done on persevering and sorting it out.

 

Did you do a BIOS update before the problem happened? 

 

I've seen at least one instance where someone did a BIOS update and were following instructions that told them to reset to BIOS factory defaults which set them back to IDE mode rather then AHCI which they had previously been using.

 

   




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  Reply # 1618091 26-Aug-2016 20:12
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I am not sure if i updated my BIOS but i remember that i was trying to change my "start up" settings a few days ago.


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