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11 May 2012   #11
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I got another error message with the Terminal

wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda3, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so


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11 May 2012   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The problem is that your hard drive seems to be failing. If you cannot back up your stuff you will lose it. No matter what happens with your stuff it appears that you must buy a new hard drive. If hard drive is failing all other error messages are not important.
If the stuff is important and you are having problems, STOP using the computer and bring it to a professional.
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11 May 2012   #13
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, I might as well let it go. Okay whats the next step Rich? I buy a new HDD and then what? Do i get a new windows 7 disc? LOL $$$
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11 May 2012   #14
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If I were you, I would bring it into a shop. Let them make an official diagnosis. Dont forget, I cant touch or see your computer and only using my best judgement, (although in this case Smart did say hard drive problems). If the technician says that the Hard Drive is bad replace it. Then dont let him install the OS or even buy a CD. Call your computer company, they will send you a CD for cost, of about $25.00
or
Even better use this free download to install Windows. You must have the key number though, which should be on the computer. Try this ISO first, try not to buy a CD or have the repair shop install. It will cost much more. The ISO is free
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
After you are up and running dont forget about Macrium and an External Hard Drive.
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11 May 2012   #15
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

where is the key number? how do i access it?
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11 May 2012   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you have a desktop it is on the case, in plain sight. If you have a lappy, it can be anywhere: on the case, under the cover, near the battery. You may have to call the company to find the placement.
If you cant find the key, as a last resort, use Magic Jelly Bean. Im not sure if that key works as it is the key number used by the Manufacturer of the computer. Most here say that it will work.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
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11 May 2012   #17
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ROFL i didn't understand what you meant by key number LOL THE PRODUCT KEY hahahaha okay THANK YOU sir very much
Your awesome!!!
Am downloading it now and going out to buy a new HDD Lets rack up the credit card.

Thank you Rich.
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11 May 2012   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are very welcome. I enjoyed helping you and glad that we found the solution. TY for the rep and kind words.
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11 May 2012   #19
flavory

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Alright im up and running but. Is there a program that detects hardware and downloads drivers i need?
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11 May 2012   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flavory View Post
Alright im up and running but. Is there a program that detects hardware and downloads drivers i need?
Those programs are terrible. Just go to the manufacturer websites and download the drivers yourself.
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