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Windows 7: Need help with the wifes computer.

03 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Need help with the wifes computer.

I have just built the wife a new computer,
Amd X6 1090T
Gigabyte 890GX
Corsair DDR3 1600
ATI 5870
WD X 2 X 250Gb hard drives.
Windows 64 bit Home Premium

It has been running perfectly for about 5 weeks, but this morning when she came to start it up and it got to Windows loading and went no further.
I then switched it of on the computer and it came up to do a repair, after this started nothing happened.

Sp as I have Acronis 2010 on the computer, I loaded the recovery disk and then when I started the program it came up with an error which read Faliled to read from sector '0' of hard disk '0', it then gave me the options to Retry, Ignore, Ignore all 7 Cancel, after trying these options, Acronis will not precede any further.
Both hard drives show up in the BIOS

Does this mean the hard drive has gone as I have not had one fail before I am not sure.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Sector 0 holds the MBR (MasterBootRecord) that's a little piece of code that tells the computer, where to start loading the operation system. Hence if it's corrupted/defective the computer doesn't boot up.

Try this Howto to repair the MBR
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Once the computer boots again, I strongly suggest you get Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
and run a full scan (since a corrupted MBR is often caused by nasties)
In a 5 week old computer I refuse to believe in a defective hard disk in exactly that block

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2011   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

I believe we have the same motherboard ... so I have some advice I learned the hard way ...

If you installed motherboard drivers from the CD, those are OLD and some of them are no good anymore.

I ran into problems with the USB 3.0 ports and major instability with the onboard RelTek LAN.

So, I would strongly suggest that once you get your PC working again, you go to the Gigabyte side, find the new drivers, download and install them.

Since I've installed the latest LAN drivers, it works OK now.
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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

All sorted now, it was a faulty SATA cable, I replaced it and no more problems.
Mark thanks for your tips on the Gigabyte drivers.
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