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Windows 7: How to get data out of a defective HDD ?

08 Apr 2012   #51
gregrocker

 

Sure you can run the Recovery disks to make the reinstall easier if you want. Did you make them before the HD went bad?

After running Factory Recovery post back a screenshot of the maximized Disk management drive map and listings and we'll help you create, copy data in and link to a data partition if that's what you want.

I'd also check the maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model computer to see if there is a newer BIOS update which might be needed to recognize such a large HD. Hopefully Recovery disks will run and reinstall the factory image, but you'll have to wait to see.


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09 Apr 2012   #52
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Of course one partition is made.
But what I asked for was, how many partitions companies makes, for instance eMachines. Even they are good or bad .

I have this experince with Microsoft, that if you tell them what you have done, there is no problems installing again.
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09 Apr 2012   #53
gregrocker

 

It doesn't matter how many partitions a manufacturer creates. If you run Factory Recovery from its partition or disks it will determine this for you.

If you want to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 the steps are all there for you to follow.

It's not easy to understand your question.
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09 Apr 2012   #54
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ok gregrocker.

I wil try to make myself a bit more clear.

How are partitions determined for instance at Acer ?
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09 Apr 2012   #55
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Another matter.

I normally do install chipset after the OS has been installed.

But for the Notebook in focus, I cannot find the chipset?

Why not ?.

The link for the eMachines G640G is here:

Download Center ( ALL Products )
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09 Apr 2012   #56
gregrocker

 

An OEM decides on partiitoning based on their particular Recovery scheme, normally adds a System Reserved boot partition which is needed for Bitlocker if user should ever upgrade to Ultimate, then C for Windows and sometimes a D for data since it is popular to link data to a separate partition in case C needs reimaging - the data remains current in it's own partition while just the OS and Programs on C are reimaged.

If the chipset is not listed for a particular OS then it's because the OEM knows it is in the installer as are most chipsets with Win7. I would never change out the chipset from that given by the 7 installer unless performance dictates this, or an element is missing in Deivce Manager - and in that case I would only browse from the Device>Update Driver to the unzipped chipset to pick up the missing device's driver.

All the steps to getting a perfect clean reinstall are in the tutorial I linked.
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11 Apr 2012   #57
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

All ok. The HDD should arrive today, and I then go for the new install.
Thanks!
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11 Apr 2012   #58
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@ gregrocker

I can see, that the version I downloaded from the link you gave me is a N version.

As I installed it, I got this info, when I entered the S/N:

Quote:
product key does not match the current Windows SKU
Should I find a non N version of the Home Premium I installed, or just activate online ?.

I don't think the preinstalled OS was an N version.
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11 Apr 2012   #59
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry!, I can see on the download, that it's the N version I downloaded.
I start over again.
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11 Apr 2012   #60
gregrocker

 

Correct. The version must match exactly, and I would definitely use 64-bit with 8gb of RAM.
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