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Windows 7: Reboot or select proper boot device

21 Oct 2012   #41
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

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It is still the same CD to do the diagnostics test on that one as well im afraid so its the same problem. But i have done a search with partition wizard and it has found my HDD but its in black and says bad disk. im now searching for deleted or lost partitions just in case. but as of yet no way to test my HDD im afraid


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21 Oct 2012   #42
Arc

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Do you have another computer to access? Attach the HDD there, and see if it reads or not.
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21 Oct 2012   #43
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Do you have another computer to access? Attach the HDD there, and see if it reads or not.
the only other device i have is a laptop but i do now have the Hiren's boot CD working but i have no idea where to go to perform the test on my HDD though as i have never used the software
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21 Oct 2012   #44
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Ok i have now run a test with Hard Disk Sentinel. Would the results of that help in anyway? If so i can post those results
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21 Oct 2012   #45
gregrocker

 

Didn't you say Partition Wizard (run from Hirens' flash stick? It sounds like you weren't booting that correctly) said the HD was bad?

If you have WD drive then you want the WD Lifeguard diagnostics which are also on Hiren's. I thought I mentioned that. It will confirm whether HD is bad. But PW isn't wrong very often.
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21 Oct 2012   #46
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

I have tried the diagnostics for WD but it wont recognize my HDD as it tests upto Vista. Yes when i used partition wizard it said my HDD was bad and i ran it from a partition wizard CD. It loaded itself and showed me my HDD
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21 Oct 2012   #47
gregrocker

 

WD Data Lifeguard should have a download on your HD"s webpage, or try this one burned to CD: Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD)

If not try SeaTools for DOS | Seagate which works on all models.

You basically just want the death certificate signed. Then replace the HD and everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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21 Oct 2012   #48
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Ok im doing the test via Seagate, how long should it take to test? If it is a while then atleast im expecting it
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21 Oct 2012   #49
gregrocker

 

Depends on what it finds.

Keep us posted.
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22 Oct 2012   #50
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Well i kept the test running while i went to bed, 8 hours later it is still at 90%
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