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Windows 7: Problem with booting Windows 7

29 Dec 2012   #11
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Could this slow booting issue be related to the fact that I disconnected the hard drive while windows was on? I was sure it was off but it was actually in sleep mode and when I disconnected the hard drive, the monitor with Windows desktop turned on so I shut the pc off and plugged the drive back.


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29 Dec 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

It could have ruined your HD or worse. Power down when you plug or unplug your HD unless you have hotplugging in which case your HD will appear as a device to Safely Remove in the system tray.

Quite obviously if you boot into Repair My Computer and it says it found things to repair, then you should proceed to repair them immediately. Why would you need to ask?

But as Kaktussoft says this is very unlikely to solve system slowness, which is primarily caused by a factory OEM preinstall's bloatware corruption. If you have Factory OEM then I would do what most tech enthusiasts to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. At the very least you'd want to Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

Otherwise work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.
If you have HD issues now start with the HD diagnostics test followed by Disk Check.
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30 Dec 2012   #13
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It could have ruined your HD or worse. Power down when you plug or unplug your HD unless you have hotplugging in which case your HD will appear as a device to Safely Remove in the system tray.

Quite obviously if you boot into Repair My Computer and it says it found things to repair, then you should proceed to repair them immediately. Why would you need to ask?

But as Kaktussoft says this is very unlikely to solve system slowness, which is primarily caused by a factory OEM preinstall's bloatware corruption. If you have Factory OEM then I would do what most tech enthusiasts to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. At the very least you'd want to Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

Otherwise work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.
If you have HD issues now start with the HD diagnostics test followed by Disk Check.
About Repair My Computer-I hesitate to press Repair because it shows the path as D: while I have C: only so I don't know what will it do.
How can I check if I damaged my HD? use chkdisk?
And thanks, I was sure I can't reinstall OEM Windows, but now I see I can. So the DVD I got from the company I bought the computer from actually used this DELL download to create it?
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30 Dec 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

The bootable HD test is in the note at beginning of the troubleshooting steps I linked you.

The drive letters in Repair console may be different so they can be ignored. It wouldn't find an installation to repair other than the one you have.

The only thing different in the Dell Reinstallation DVD is a Dell logo and it self-activates which also can easily be handled using the Product Key on the COA sticker.
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31 Dec 2012   #15
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

greg, I think that the D: is a different problem, because now I connected a second working hard drive, and the letter that it has is E:, and I cannot change to D: (no D: on list), it looks like there is a hidden D: partition, can it be because of the bad hard drive I used in my other thread ?
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31 Dec 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Please post back a camera snap of exactly what you're referring to with the drive letter. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If you are trying to repair Win7 to start then unplug all other HD's, then when you boot into Repair My Computer if it detects an OS to repair it doesn't matter what drive letter it says it's on because they are different in repair mode. Just proceed with the repair.
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31 Dec 2012   #17
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK, I will do it, and thanks, btw the D: problem has been found, the optical disc drive was somehow renamed to D:, thanks for help,this thread can be deleted
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