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Windows 7: Fresh install of Win7, yet very unresponsive and slow?

31 Aug 2011   #11
Cal91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bad news. I think it's completely given up.

It won't start up past the 'starting windows' screen. I get a black screen with a working cursor.
I have tried using my windows disk but it gets stuck on the 'starting setup' screen on both repairing and installation.

I think the HDD has given up. Opinions?


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31 Aug 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is sounded that way, unfortunately. The disc is from a legit source, so there's no chance of it being malware infested or corrupt in a purposeful manner. You could also try running Memtest as well, just to eliminate bad memory.
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31 Aug 2011   #13
Cal91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How do I run memtest?

*edit*
Just google'd it. So I burn it to a disk and boot the disk?
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31 Aug 2011   #14
Cal91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I also downloaded a Hitachi HDD tool (the one mentioned earlier) but haven't a clue how to use it haha!
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31 Aug 2011   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cal91 View Post
I also downloaded a Hitachi HDD tool (the one mentioned earlier) but haven't a clue how to use it haha!
What version?
Floppy or CD.
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31 Aug 2011   #16
Cal91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It was an iso. So CD?

I've managed to get hold of an old hard drive and it's booted the disk up straight away.
I have Windows installing now but I'll have to get a new HDD tomorrow.

Can't believe that has killed the hard drive!
It's a perfect excuse to get a 500GB drive though.
Any recommendations? What should I look for?
I haven't the money for a SSD although I'd love one!

Are 500GB HDD's slower? The one that is broken is 250GB.
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31 Aug 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I would check the HD Drive first. before paying money out.
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31 Aug 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

You need to write the Hitachi Drive Test ISO to CD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Then boot it with only the problem HD plugged in, run Extended Test.
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31 Aug 2011   #19
Cal91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How would I do that on a laptop?

I'm using said computer now, its working smashing with this HDD.
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31 Aug 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Be nice to now, without making your own exteral HD Drive case.
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ard-drive.html
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