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Windows 7: Computer crashed removing old windows


26 Nov 2011   #1
ma10s

win 7 x86
 
 
Computer crashed removing old windows

Hello, really need your help guys!

story:
I just got my first computer in place i installed win 7 on it and everything went smooth, but then i realized i had by misstake installed the 32bit version..
so i checked the SSD, which is the only kind of storage drive i have right now, and for some reason the installation had made an partition called system drive or something on 100mb. the stupid thing is that it was nothing on it?? windows was still on C:? anyway , after many minutes of thinking i decided to just reinstall windows over the old one and so i did. it runned smooth and went perfect, i checked the preferences of my computer and as planned i now had the 64 bit version but 30Gb was lost on my SSD? i discovered that the old windows was still there, in the windows.old folder... i didnt think about much so i'd just pressed delete...

the crash:
A loud noise came from the computer and it shut off, now i cant get it to work!!!!!
when i start it all the lights starts and the fans runs but nohting more... cant get anything on the screen :S

the questions:
please help! what might be broken and how do i format the ssd so i can use it when i've fixed the computer!

specs:
Motherboard: MK Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H Socket 1155, Z68
CPU: Core i5 2500K
Graphic: GK EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SC
RAM: Corsair 8GB (KIT) DDR3 1600MHz/VENG.
Drive: SSD 120GB Corsair SATA 2.5", Force 3 Series
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler AMD/Intel
PSU: XFX XPS-750W BE ATX 12V EPS 12V


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26 Nov 2011   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

can you tell us more about the loud noise ?
what did it sound like ?
was it beeping / clicking or what?
more info will help others to help you.

scrooge
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26 Nov 2011   #3
DMHolt57

 

...deleting the windows.old folder and the timing of the noise are coincidental, did you do anything to 'prepare' the SSD before installation?
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26 Nov 2011   #4
ma10s

win 7 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
can you tell us more about the loud noise ?
what did it sound like ?
was it beeping / clicking or what?
more info will help others to help you.

scrooge
It sounded like a fan, so i just opened the computer and noticed that the graphic cards fan didnt rotate so i just poked it :P now i got my windows to start again but now with only 69,3 Gb left! the old windows folder is still there and i dodnt dare to touch it :S what should i do??
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26 Nov 2011   #5
ma10s

win 7 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
...deleting the windows.old folder and the timing of the noise are coincidental, did you do anything to 'prepare' the SSD before installation?
How do i prepare it? please tell me more about this
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26 Nov 2011   #6
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

3 things that are eating up your space are
Hibernation,pagefile and system restore.
you should be able to delete the windows.old folder without any trouble. as ma10s said it was just coincidental.
i'd take a closer look at the fan and make sure it's not damaged in anyway .

scrooge
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26 Nov 2011   #7
ma10s

win 7 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
3 things that are eating up your space are
Hibernation,pagefile and system restore.
you should be able to delete the windows.old folder without any trouble. as ma10s said it was just coincidental.
i'd take a closer look at the fan and make sure it's not damaged in anyway .

scrooge
Okey, thank you for your help and time!
I think i will let everything be until i have got the SSD fully formated as a slave drive to another computer and do all the installations over again :P if the graphics card breaks then i'll just buy a new one, i'm not that good with techical stuff :P ... Sounds like a good idea?
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26 Nov 2011   #8
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Are you thinking about wiping your SSD clean and reinstalling Windows on another computer, then transferring the SSD back into your own system?

That will not work, at least not very well.

On a side note, never full-format an SSD or use the "clean all" command in DiskPart on it. Always only use "clean" without the "all" option or a quick format.

If you ever want/need to truly wipe your SSD completely, the best way is to find a tool to use its internal sanitary erase command, followed by a "clean" in DiskPart.
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