Hard Drive Won't Boot (Windows 7, XP or Vista)
My hard drive won't boot!
My computer worked very well last night. But when I arrived home today it wont load and i guess there's something wrong with hard drive. I tried restarting but it did not work. I also tried checking the cables and it was well placed. What's rong with my computer? Any idea?
If the hard drive on your computer won't boot, sometimes it would crash with a black screen, or you're not able to get to the Windows loading bar, and you might observe a black screen with flicking cursor or an error message like hard drive boot failure. When this occurs and you don't have important data on it, you can choose to reinstall your system, because this kind of problem generally caused by certain Windows errors. If you want to keep your data, you also can find a bootable CD or USB drive to get your hard drive started and the boot failure fixed.
If you intend to take the second way, a rescue CD/USB is needed before starting anything. Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD/USB is my recommendation. it can help you to boot your computer from the hard drive successfully under any unbootable situation, and help you to fix the boot failure problem.
Steps to boot your laptop that won't start up
After purchasing this software, you'll get a download link and a license from Wondershare. Download and install the program on a working computer, and then you can follow the 3 steps as shown below.
Step1. Create a bootable CD/USB drive
Get a blank USB or CD drive and insert it into the computer where you've install the program. Run the program and you'll get a wizard as follow. Here you can choose "How to create LiveBoot bootable CD" or "How to create LiveBoot bootable USB drive" to create your own bootable disk. Either of them works and only takes you one step. Click the green burning button and you can make your bootable disk in a few seconds.
Step2. Start your computer from the bootable CD/USB
After creating your bootable disk, take it out and turn to your computer that can't boot from your hard drive, and restart it. When you hear the beep of the system loading, press F12 immediately. And then you can go into the Boot Device Menu. Choose "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive" under it and you'll get a menu as follow. Select "Boot from LiveBoot" to access your computer.
Step3. Fix "hard drive won't boot"
After a few minutes, you'll get into your computer. Next, what you need to do is fixing the "hard drive won't start up" issue. When the Wondershare LiveBoot appears, go to the "Windows Recovery", and choose "Boot Crash Solution" where you can find the solution to hard disk boot failure. Use the utility shown below to get your issue fixed.
When the problem fixed, take out of the LiveBoot CD/USB drive, and restart your computer as normal. Then you'll find that you can boot your laptop up successfully.