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Windows 7: Can't Boot Windows 7 BSOD

22 Apr 2014   #51
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

ok, great! I am ordering now. Probably will have some more questions when it comes, still wondering about the system image if I will be able to use it?? Thanks again!


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22 Apr 2014   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For which one did you opt - the 60GB or the 120GB. At the price of the 120GB, I would go with that. Can never have enough space.
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22 Apr 2014   #53
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Just looked at the mushkin 120 GB at Amazon and will order that one. It is a great deal and comes with a mounting adapter bracket as well.
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22 Apr 2014   #54
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have a whole box full of adaptors - never used them, LOL.
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24 Apr 2014   #55
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

Finally got the Western Digital HD Diagnostics to run. I used a flash drive and ran both the quick test and extended test several times. The quick test kept coming up as "No Errors Found." The extended test keep timing out. I think it finally got to the end (took several hours) and came up as "Too Many Errors Found - Please Contact Technical Support Error / Status Code: 0225."

Does that mean the errors are on the HD or with running the test?

In the meantime I did order the Mushkin 120 GB SSD and a cable from Amazon, should be here any day.

Is there anything I can do, or just wait for the new drive?

Thanks again!
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24 Apr 2014   #56
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Did you manage to get the SeaTools test to run? Click link below:

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
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24 Apr 2014   #57
gregrocker

 

You've had BIOS SMART confirm status as bad. You can confirm that as well by installing CrystalDiskInfo - Software if you can still boot into Win7.

In addition to WD's own tool since you have a WD HD, try the Seagate test to confirm the long test as well.
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29 Apr 2014   #58
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

I got the new Mushkin SSD today. I installed it with the bracket and screwed it into a slot (it may be upside down, don't know if that matters) and hooked up the SATA and power cables. I turned on the PC and got to a screen that said no boot device so I put in the installation disk and proceeded to install windows. It said "no device drivers found" and asked me to put in the driver disk. I did that and it couldn't find the right drivers. I am stuck at this point... not sure where to go from here??
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29 Apr 2014   #59
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Where did you get the Installation Disk? That's usually a sign of a bad ISO or a bad burn. Windows 7 Installation disk is pretty much driver complete. Make sure the sata controller in bios is set to AHCI, and the SSD is the only disk connected at the time of the install. After the install is complete, shut down and connect any other drives. This may help, Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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30 Apr 2014   #60
thinkbig

Windows 7
 
 

The disk came from Dell with my computer roughly 4 years ago. It is windows 7 Home Premium. I'm not sure what you mean by "Make sure the sata controller in bios is set to AHCI" The only part of BIOS I've been able to access is the startup and it is not showing the new Hard Drive.
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