In this Kingston SSD recovery case, the client had a 240 GB SSDNow solid state drive installed in their PC. One day, the drive would not show up in the user’s BIOS—the very first thing that starts up when you turn on your computer.
Your motherboard doesn’t exactly have much in the way of data storage, so as soon as your computer starts up, it searches for a storage device to boot from. Usually, this is the hard drive or SSD which contains your operating system, although a computer can boot from removable storage devices like USB drives and CDs in some circumstances, such as when you need to install or repair your O/S.
Usually, the boot device is easy to find. But the device you’re intending to boot from has to be properly configured as a boot device, of course, for the computer to boot from it. In addition to the device having the correct data, the data has to be in the right places as well. If there is any problem preventing your computer from properly interpreting the data (be it a physical failure, logical corruption, or any other issue), the computer will not boot. This is what happened to the client’s PC.