Blue Screen, BOOTMGR, SSD Failure?

  davidbittern 02:20 29 Nov 2015

This evening I was using my PC as normal, when I got a blue screen crash out of nowhere. The automatic reboot was normal until I got the message 'BOOTMGR is missing', I restarted again, went to the boot menu and my SSD which holds the OS wasn't showing up.

I tried rebooting a few more times, then left it for a while, on return I tried clearing CMOS - not sure if I was successful here, but irrelevant as shortly after I pulled the CMOS battery out and left it to drain.

On starting the computer I got a different (the default?) BIOS - my hard drive was showing in the boot menu again so I selected and booted succesfully.

I then restarted and went to advanced BIOS settings (the real BIOS was back, not the 'default' one?) and set my SSD as the primary drive. I think it then booted as normal, before me restarting again.

I then got a message about boot failures relating to voltage, and it reverted to the other BIOS again, I then booted through the Boot Menu and came here.

What's up, is my hard drive failing or my BIOS, or something else?

I don't have any kind of OS disc to use for repairs, though could try something else now I'm back on to this system, I suppose.

Thanks in advance for any help!


System details:

  • Gigbyte Z68AP-D3
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • OCUK Vertex2 SSD
  KPC 11:47 29 Nov 2015

Have you checked that you have the latest version of the Bios?

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