Laptop won't boot

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  1. green.pixel

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    When turned on and passes logo screen, it shows just a black screen with flashing cursor on it.

    I put its SSD in another laptop, it works there. So that leaves one option out.

    What could be a source of the issues from most likely to least likely? RAM, board's SATA ports, CPU or something else?
     
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    Have you tried going into BIOS and validating the boot order? Maybe bios options got reset?
     
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    From what I recall, BIOS didn't recognize SSD at all: the first boot option was filled with blank field. I transfered SSD into another laptop to test it because I thought it was broken because of that.
     
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    have you tried blowing compressed air to the SSD connector on laptop motherboard?
     
  6. green.pixel

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    Don't have the enclosure or caddy.

    I couldn't select the SSD in any boot device order # because there was no option with it, it didn't recognize it.

    No, I don't have compressed air bottle atm .
     
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    doesnt the laptop emit a sound? Could it be that you have a corrupt MBR?
     
  8. Davros

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    when you put the drive in another laptop was it the boot drive ?
    if not it could be a bad mbr, boot from a usb thumb drive and see if you can access the disk as a data drive
     
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    No Cyan, it doesn't emit a sound.

    Yes, it was the boot drive. Will try that Davros, what should I put on thumb drive? Live Linux distro?
     
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    yes or a rescue disk something like hirens boot cd (works on usb) just something that will let you see if you can access the drive
    https://www.hirensbootcd.org
     
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    I assume the OS is windows. What happens if you boot from the windows cd and try to repair the OS partition?
     
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    Haven't tried it yet. I suppose I can do that with the original W7 disk even though the current version is much newer, ISO'd from MS website?
     
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    but its already not properly detected in laptop UEFI but fine on other laptop UEFI right?
     
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    The original will be fine as I've done it many times to repair boot issues. Just have it search for and repair any boot issues it finds.

    But what @orangpelupa is also true regarding UEFI. Check the other laptop bios settings for UEFI and confirm the problem laptop bios UEFI settings are similar.
     
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    btw, have you tried putting the other working fine laptop disk to the not-working laptop?

    oh my god my english. is that even english?
     
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    Have you tried resetting the BIOS back to factory settings?
     
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    Have you tasted it? Does it taste salty to you? :|
     
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    now im curious how ssd taste. IIRC game cartridges taste utterly blergh. Phones usually taste like their material.
     
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    Fast with very little texture. Simple yet delicious!
     
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