Windows 7 spontaneously failed to boot in Windows 7 Posted July 27, 2016 · Edited July 27, 2016 by Torchizard Hi everyone, It has been a while since I last posted here. I am currently experiencing a weird issue with Windows 7 not wanting to boot on a ~3 week old build. Here's what happened: This morning, my PC took a while longer to POST and came up with a message about failing to boot and resetting the config back to default. I did that and continued on with the bootup process ...untill the Grub recovery console came up (no such partition), which is weird since I didn't install grub (but the SSD might still have the remains from the legacy mode install that the SSD was previously in). So I went back into the UEFI setup and, of course, the "Storage boot option control" setting changed to the default of "legacy only" so I changed it to "UEFI only". However, that did not fix the issue. I checked with a Ubuntu live CD and the partition exists and all the files are there too. Does anyone have any idea about how I could get Windows to boot correctly again? Additional info: The OS was in a Hibernated state (ie. has a full hiberfile.sys) Edit: Should also probably add that this is Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 motherboard.