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Windows 7: Windows 7 BSOD after HDD move.

27 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 BSOD after HDD move.

Ok, I'll make this as detailed as possible.
Background
I had an HP laptop that I upgraded to Windows 7 as soon as I got my discs in the mail. The laptop is as of now 14 months old (and was purchased refurbished) and last week I went to restart after it froze when I was trying to bridge two network connections and it wouldn't get past the HP screen (can't even access the bios) I'm figuring it eventually just over-heated and I probably fried somethin.
Issue
So a friend of mine gave me a Gateway he has that has a broken screen. Naturally the first thing I tried was swapping the HDDs. Of course, said actions did not work and I was given a Blue Screen (0x0000007B, 0x80786b58, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) so I hit up google, it seems to be a motherboard controller issue. I have tried the startup repair, it will not fix it. System Restore obviously will not work as the old laptop was 14 months old (and yes I had tried). I have tried a Windows 7 Live Disc also, that just gave me a 0x000000c7 error, no big deal I didn't think it would boot anyway, just thought I'd try... So now I am at a stand still and have signed up on these forums because I am desperate for help! I really need to not lose my documents from that HDD; I'd lose almost a year of school work (including some projects that are due very soon!) I can't think of a way to do an upgrade/repair install thanks to the blue screen... A thought crossed my mind, if I boot into a linux distro via a thumdrive (in particularly Backtrack 3) is there some way I can delete the old motherboard drivers manually? (as in delete specific .ini files or even .dll files) I am open to any suggestions...
Afterthoughts
This is the biggest HDD in the house (and the files I have to keep from losing are bigger than the other HDDs in the house) so even if I got my hands on an external casing I don't exactly have anywhere to move em to, but if I could move em somehow within the HDD so that I can just move em back after the reinstall of Windows 7...

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27 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

When I think about it, I believe you are going down the wrong trail. The hard drive seems fine, demonstrated by the fact that the other HD did not work, and supported by the error messages pointing to a bad motherboard.

Even if you can backup the data, what will you do next? Choose what makes sense for you, but you could take the machine into the shop and get the motherboard replaced, buy a new laptop, or find an identical machine and replace the MB yourself.

Either way, you can hang onto the hard drive, and not worry about the data on it.

Hope this helps,
~JK

P.S. Can I recommend a high-capacity external hard drive for backup space? It is a scary position to be in when you have more data than you can backup.
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27 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It seems you misunderstand, I am trying to recover the one from the HP by either deleting the drivers by hand somehow (incredibly lost on how to pull it off without being able to boot into it) or moving the data to a location on that same hardrive that won't be affected by me reinstalling 7. I am aware the hard drive is fine, it's the windows 7 installation that needs repair because I must put that hard drive into this gateway. (causing the motherboard conflict)
So I need to reinstall (or somehow repair) windows 7 without losing the documents.
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27 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you can boot into the Installation Disc, go ahead and install right on top of your current installation. Be very careful not to format the drive, because if you do, you will lose all your data.

Your files will be backed up to a folder called Windows.old, and placed in C:.
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27 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

If we have the Dump we can nail the issue more specific http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html
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27 Jan 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
If you can boot into the Installation Disc, go ahead and install right on top of your current installation. Be very careful not to format the drive, because if you do, you will lose all your data.

Your files will be backed up to a folder called Windows.old, and placed in C:.
I was thinking about trying that I am just so damn scared the the users file will be re-written and I will lose the files I am concerned with saving. So I just need to know for certain that I will not lose my documents? (even if it means creating a user with a different name or whatever) From what I can recall windows.old only contains the windows installation and not the documents but if I am wrong please let me know because this can solve everything!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
If we have the Dump we can nail the issue more specific http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html
Unfortunately, unless there is something I am missing, I have no way to acess the dump file cuz I cannot boot in normal or safe mode to do anything with anything on the hard drive.
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27 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

You could perform a Repair install I'm not not wrong
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27 Jan 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
You could perform a Repair install I'm not not wrong
ALready read over that like 4 times lookin for a loophole, can't do it without being able to boot into it...
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27 Jan 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Sorry forgot about that
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27 Jan 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Sorry forgot about that
No worries. Any thoughts on the re-install idea?
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