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Windows 7: Windows 7 blue screen crash/hard drive booting issue/NTLDR missing


14 Sep 2012   #21

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14 Sep 2012   #22

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Ok. Posted above.
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15 Sep 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

my uncle has once come across this, the clip that clipped into the HDD was mildly broken and when anyone accidentally banged the computer, it would freeze and the missing ntldr would appear, all he done everytime was check his connection from the PSU to HDD and SATA cable and it would start working again
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15 Sep 2012   #24

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I just don't know what else to do. I don't want to go out and buy a new HD for nothing right now, especially since I would have to replace an SSD drive. I mean if I knew 100% that was the issue, then I would have no choice and it would be fine. It's just such a vague problem. Windows freezes about every hour or so, occasionally get the "NTLDR is missing" screen if it crashed and restarts on it's own. Other than that, I manually restart it and everything is fine for another hour or so. I am checking the wire connections, system temps, it's not malware, trying different boot options and orders, tweaking BIOS, etc and it just seems nothing is working. I don't even have an extra hard drive to check to see if it's my current one with the problems. I have a USB external, but it wouldn't read it when I tried installing Windows onto it. I am at my wit's end here.
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15 Sep 2012   #25

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I am also noticing when the computer/Windows freezes the RED LED in the front of the case goes on.
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15 Sep 2012   #26
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What's on the expansion HD and why is it marked Active which is only for partitions booting an OS? Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

Did you wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before following the Best Practices to get a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

It looks like you had a 200mb factory System Reserved partition that was abandoned and might be conflicting until boot code is wiped.

I'd also want to know whether there is somehow boot code on the expansion HD that is interfering, so after marking Inactive unplug it if the problems persist.

Otherwise work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows

If you continue getting BSOD's then post up the bugcheck file in our Crashes forum for expert analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums
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15 Sep 2012   #27

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What's on the expansion HD and why is it marked Active which is only for partitions booting an OS? Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

Did you wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before following the Best Practices to get a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

It looks like you had a 200mb factory System Reserved partition that was abandoned and might be conflicting until boot code is wiped.

I'd also want to know whether there is somehow boot code on the expansion HD that is interfering, so after marking Inactive unplug it if the problems persist.

Otherwise work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows

If you continue getting BSOD's then post up the bugcheck file in our Crashes forum for expert analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums
Yea I am not sure why it's marked active as you say it's not supposed to be. I just use it for storage: media, music, games, movies.. no system files. But as I have been reading, it might have conflicting boot code on it if I installed Windows with it plugged in, which I think I did. But also, I have had it unplugged now trying to work this out with my primary drive and I am still getting the freezing and crashing. But it's not BSOD, it just freezes and restarts. I am also not sure what you mean talking about the 200mb partition on my primary. Could that be the issue here? I really don't want to clean wipe and re-install, but it seems like I may have to try that one last time.
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15 Sep 2012   #28
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Go ahead and work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 then after marking expansion drive Inactive.
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16 Sep 2012   #29

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I marked the USB drive inactive. I also tried extending the unallocated partition into my disk, but it said something like "extent is less than the minimum". I'll hold off on a clean install a little while longer and see if the problem is still persisting. The worst thing about this is how my computer will run perfect for a specified amount of time. I mean I could do anything like I normally do, but after about an hour or so I will get the crash (forcing a restart manually) or leaving it go to the error screen. So, I have to sit here and fumble for a while every time I change something to see if I am still getting the freezing/crashing.
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16 Sep 2012   #30
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Did you use free Partition Wizard to Resize C Partition - Video Help?
Be sure to use the Partition Wizard boot CD burned to disk using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn.

After resizing, confirm Windows 7 partiiton is still Active and then Rebuild MBR with Partition Wizard -Video Help.

Then run a Disk Check on the HD.

If these don't resolve it then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to cover all bases, report back results for possible additional steps.
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