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Windows 7: W7 will not start, various errors

21 Apr 2013   #41
gregrocker

 

I think you need to go back and do all the steps in post #23, especially cleaning the HD and defining a Primary NTFS partition which you mark Active.

If that fails again then test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, as you may have a failing HD. If your maker doesn't have a tool for this use Seagate Seatools burning the DOS ISO to CD using Windows Image Burner. Seatools likely won't be able to repair the HD but it can diagnose it.


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21 Apr 2013   #42
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I think you need to go back and do all the steps in post #23, especially cleaning the HD and defining a Primary NTFS partition which you mark Active.

If that fails again then test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, as you may have a failing HD. If your maker doesn't have a tool for this use Seagate Seatools burning the DOS ISO to CD using Windows Image Burner. Seatools likely won't be able to repair the HD but it can diagnose it.
OK so I let the computer try to install again last night and it went past "Installing Update". It reached the "Completing Installation" but froze again. I let it all night and this morning it was still frozen at this step.

So I rebooted, again. Everytime it froze I restarted all the steps on post #23. I did it again this morning and now it is at the "Expanding Files" step. If it fails again, I will try booting on the Seagate SeaTools for DOS.
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21 Apr 2013   #43
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
OK so I let the computer try to install again last night and it went past "Installing Update". It reached the "Completing Installation" but froze again. I let it all night and this morning it was still frozen at this step.

So I rebooted, again. Everytime it froze I restarted all the steps on post #23. I did it again this morning and now it is at the "Expanding Files" step. If it fails again, I will try booting on the Seagate SeaTools for DOS.
Well it froze once again on "Completing Installation". So I removed my W7 DVD and checked it, it's all fine, no scratches. I put the Seagate SeeTools Boot CD in and booted on it. It booted fine, but detected no disk (only my C: is plugged in). I turned off the computer and changed the SATA Port of my disk. Rebooted and now it detected it. Ran the short test but it failed it within seconds. I told me to run the long test and that the long test can fix most errors.

So I began the long test and it is still running. Still 0% and got quite alot of errors (60 errors when I left the computer room). I believe my disk might be failing. Do you think wiping it to 0 might fix something or I have to buy a new disk?

If I need to buy a new disk, do you have any good disks to recommend? I would like a fast disk that has good storage capacity too. This current disk is only a 250gb and is pretty old.

Thanks,
Maesen

EDIT: Long test failed. Many errors. Is there a similar boot program for Western Digitals that could repair or atleast try to repair the disk before changing it?
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21 Apr 2013   #44
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Purchase a new hard drive . Stay away from seagate . Go with a western digital blue or black . If you want an SSD I'd recommend a Samsung 840 or 840 pro 250 GB .
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21 Apr 2013   #45
gregrocker

 

Go ahead and zero the drive and run the long test again. Do you have a Seagate HD?

If you have files to rescue you can first try to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free
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21 Apr 2013   #46
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Go ahead and zero the drive and run the long test again. Do you have a Seagate HD?

If you have files to rescue you can try Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free
Both my drives are Western Digitals. I am looking online at a 1TB Caviar Black from Western Digital. Looks like a good disk. I could go buy it right now before the stores close.

I am trying, just for the sake of it, to reinstall Windows now that I changed the SATA port. I will go out and see if I can buy that new disk. Having more space will be nice when I can finally use the computer.

When I get home, I will search as of how to wipe the drive to zero, since I dont know how. Then re-run the Long Test. If it fails, I will use the new disk for Windows. If it passes, I will use Windows on the 250gb.

I can read this forum on my phone, so if you can recommand me other disk while I am at the stores, I could compare them. I'll be back in a few minutes

Thank you,
Maesen
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21 Apr 2013   #47
gregrocker

 

Did you try Data Lifeguard DOS CD burned to CD using Windows Image Burner?
WD Data Lifeguard CD download page
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21 Apr 2013   #48
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you try Data Lifeguard DOS CD burned to CD using Windows Image Burner?
WD Data Lifeguard CD download page
Back from stores, I did a few stores but none had em in store. I'll have to buy online. Oh well.

No I did not try the Data Lifeguard DOS yet, I will burn it in a few minutes. While I was gone Windows was trying to install. I came back home with an Error message saying: "Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. Contact the vendor of your Windows installation disc or your system administrator for assistance.".
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21 Apr 2013   #49
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
No I did not try the Data Lifeguard DOS yet, I will burn it in a few minutes. While I was gone Windows was trying to install. I came back home with an Error message saying: "Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. Contact the vendor of your Windows installation disc or your system administrator for assistance.".
Umm, I am trying to burn the Data Lifeguard, but it is a .exe file instead of the usual .iso. I wont let me burn in onto disc because of unsupported file (ImgBurn). How am I supposed to burn it?
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21 Apr 2013   #50
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
No I did not try the Data Lifeguard DOS yet, I will burn it in a few minutes. While I was gone Windows was trying to install. I came back home with an Error message saying: "Setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. Contact the vendor of your Windows installation disc or your system administrator for assistance.".
Umm, I am trying to burn the Data Lifeguard, but it is a .exe file instead of the usual .iso. I wont let me burn in onto disc because of unsupported file (ImgBurn). How am I supposed to burn it?
I found the .iso and burned it on a disk. Went on the computer and booted on it; No drive found. It doesnt detect my hard drive. How else can I write zeros onto the disk?

I just bought online a new disk, I should get it within a couple days. While waiting, I would like to return the disk to "brand new out of the box" state.
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