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Windows 7: Random BSOD, error 0x101

14 Jun 2014   #51
Thedoctor44

 

Well if the disk drive itself is failing, which it is then formatting windows won't make any difference because it's the drive itself.

You might be able to save some data on the drive if you can manage to boot into windows and attempt to back somethings up but from how it looks, I can't say there's much hope.


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14 Jun 2014   #52
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
Are you serious? This drive is about 6 months old!
Sometimes the luck is hard, mate!

But as it is only 6 months old, it is rightly under warranty. Claim for a replacement right now.

When you will lodge the claim for replacement to your vendor, they will not be as astonished as you are. Because they know what and why.

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Is there anyway to recover my stuff on it? Cant I just format the Windows Part?
Try to understand the situation. You are having an unmountable boot volume issue which itself means the disc on which the boot records are stored are not being mounted for some reason. We tried to search for the reason and found that the disc itself is bad.
Unfortunately there is no way to attempt a recovery to a corrupt WD disc. Plus, the most important thing is, a disc within warranty should not be recovered but replaced using warranty.

About data recovery, there are some ways that you may try. The easiest option is using a windows installer disc or a windows repair disc. If you have either, follow Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Another nice way that may be attempted is using the Partition Recovery Wizard of the Partition Wizard bootble CD.
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14 Jun 2014   #53
Maesen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
Are you serious? This drive is about 6 months old!
About data recovery, there are some ways that you may try. The easiest option is using a windows installer disc or a windows repair disc. If you have either, follow Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Another nice way that may be attempted is using the Partition Recovery Wizard of the Partition Wizard bootble CD.
Okay, so I am in the Windows Repair Disk . My computer did a scheduled Backup last sunday. If I copy those files on my other drive, along with other stuff, how effective would be the recovery with that?
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14 Jun 2014   #54
Arc

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Using the repair disc following the Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console, you attempt to copy the files and folders those you want to salvage.

If you want to restore the data backed up using any backup tool, better you install windows in any other disc (obviously disconnecting the failing disc), install the backup program there, attach the failing HDD back and attempt to restore the data.
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14 Jun 2014   #55
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Using the repair disc following the Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console, you attempt to copy the files and folders those you want to salvage.

If you want to restore the data backed up using any backup tool, better you install windows in any other disc (obviously disconnecting the failing disc), install the backup program there, attach the failing HDD back and attempt to restore the data.
It was a Windows System Backup. Do I need any 3rd party program in order to back the files up once Windows is reinstalled on another drive?
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14 Jun 2014   #56
Arc

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If you have windows scheduled backup, you need not to use anything else. Try to restore the files in your new installation.
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14 Jun 2014   #57
Maesen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
If you have windows scheduled backup, you need not to use anything else. Try to restore the files in your new installation.
How great are these backups? I mean, are all single files, like videos and such, backed up or should I cut/paste as much stuff as I can on an external drive before reinstalling Windows?
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15 Jun 2014   #58
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Had I been in your place, I would have done it.
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should I cut/paste as much stuff as I can on an external drive before reinstalling Windows?
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16 Jun 2014   #59
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Had I been in your place, I would have done it.
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should I cut/paste as much stuff as I can on an external drive before reinstalling Windows?
I will do what I can. From there, I will buy another drive while waiting on the warranty claim. Should I buy an SSD to run Windows only? Would it be a good thing to do? Having Windows 7 on its own drive and my stuff on others.

If so, what SSD would you recommend me to buy? I never used an SSD.
Thank you
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16 Jun 2014   #60
Thedoctor44

 

Buying an SSD to put Windows on is a pretty good idea, given that your computer will boot a lot quicker then using all your programs on a HDD. You only need a 120GB SSD, install Windows on it and any other really important programs that you might want.

SSDs vary, there is no best one as they all have their ups and downs as well as bad batches.
Samsung is a good choice in my opinion.
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