Posted 13 January 2013 - 16:08
I've got a laptop that until recently was working fine, however a couple weeks ago I decided to change the RAM and upgrade it from 1GB to 3GB.
While changing the ram I powered the laptop on and off once or twice during post or just after. I couldn't get it to boot up, no errors just keeps restarting. I tried an old hard drive from this laptop and voila! booted up fine.
So i'm guessing when I turned it off/on it probably messed up the partitions somehow or the partition table etc (i've got two partitions one for Windows 7 and another for Windows 8). The windows setup disk still recognizes it, although the Windows 7 parition is listed as D (was C when it last booted) and Windows 8 as E (was D) which is a bit odd. After trying the repair and checkdisk it still didn't boot.
Wondering if anyone has some advice on what I could do? Unfortunately I don't have another PC I could connect it to as slave/secondary, since my PC only has one power cable for sata drives so i'm stuck to bootable disks I guess.