New HDD, broken MBR (no bootable device found)

Asus M50vm-a1 15.4" notebook - core 2 du...
October 16, 2014 at 16:54:01
Specs: Windows 8.1 x64, all updates, Core i7-3610Qm / 6GB
I've recently replaced my secondary HDD in HP Pavillion dv7 (primary is SSD@W8.1) and as soon as I booted up computer, I got error "no bootable devices found". The first thing that I tried out was bootable USB with Windows 8.1 whereas I ran "automatic repair" several times, without any luck.

Then I opened up command prompt under advanced menu and ran:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd

None helped, probably because of "element not found" error. I also tried with diskpart where I manually selected (see screenshot) SSD system partition for active one, but still without any luck.

I'm really out of ideas, nothing seem to work. I also created bootable Minitool Parition Magic USB and ran Rebuild BCD from there and it still didn't help.

What else could I do, this is really frustrating?

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#1
October 16, 2014 at 17:27:20
What happens if disconnect the "new" second hard drive; will it boot then?

Have you checked that "both" drives show in bios settings; and also connected thew drive correctly?


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#2
October 16, 2014 at 21:40:15
If the OS was loaded when the SSD and HD were present then the boot partition was probably in the HD rather than the SSD and you just removed it. Try the repair with just the SSD installed and if it works, connect the HD later. Also make sure that the SSD is the one drive that is bootable (in BIOS) and is in the boot order just behind DVD and possibly USB. If it wasn't, set it and try the repair again.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
October 17, 2014 at 03:15:46
It is necessary to get an advanced removal tool on your computer to help you detect and delete the threat automatically.
http://uninstalltutorial.com/how-to...
http://guides.securityguides.org/wi...


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#4
October 17, 2014 at 04:43:20
Is #3 above in the wrong post Doesn't appear to relate to anything in the original post?

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#5
October 17, 2014 at 06:04:57
"The first thing that I tried out was bootable USB with Windows 8.1 whereas I ran "automatic repair" several times, without any luck"

If the only thing you did was change the 2ndary HDD, why would you attempt a repair of the OS? The problem is most likely hardware related. Double check your connections.


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#6
October 17, 2014 at 13:32:49
I'd be much inclined to try it all without any second HD; and even with the original second HD re-installed as well... (ensuring that the new second HD is of course also not present when the original second HD is... - just to be pedantically clear...)

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