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Windows 7: W7 will not start, various errors


21 Apr 2013   #51

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Double check your power & data cables to the hard drive, to make sure they have not lost a good connection.


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21 Apr 2013   #52
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You can zero out the HD with Seatools CD, or using Diskpart Clean All Command
from the Windows 7 installer Command line: DISKPART At PC Startup.

When your new HD arrives get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which steps work the same for retail.
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23 Apr 2013   #53

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi. Got my new HD! But it is still in its box for now. I want to save the other drive before.

So last night I started a Clean All operation via Command Prompt at boot. I wanted to give it all night but we got a blackout during night so it didnt complete.

I restarted the command early this morning and let it run all day while I wasnt home. Got back from work and went on the computer and it still isnt done.

I read many posts asking how long it takes and the average answer is "many hours". So I will give it time to complete, if it ever does.

Then after the cleanup I will try installing Windows 7 on it (if it works) and then plug my new HD as storage later on.

If I still cannot install Windows for some reason, I will install the new HD and install Windows 7 on it instead.

I will come back to this thread once I reached this step or if questions are asked.

Thanks again,
Maesen
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24 Apr 2013   #54

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright, it's been 36 hours for a 250gb drive. What is going on?
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24 Apr 2013   #55

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

Try the FORMAT FS=NTFS quick and should be a really quick format . If you don't use quick it will take a while
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24 Apr 2013   #56

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Try the FORMAT FS=NTFS quick and should be a really quick format . If you don't use quick it will take a while
This is not what I am trying to do. I am trying to zero the disk with the "Clean All" command.

It's been 36 hours and still counting. I would like to use the computer someday.
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24 Apr 2013   #57

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

Well same day next month you shall you're writing to every sector on the 250GB drive
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24 Apr 2013   #58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Well same day next month you shall you're writing to every sector on the 250GB drive
I read it was "about 1 hour per 300gb"...
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24 Apr 2013   #59
Microsoft MVP

 

That's an average time. But haven't you been warned enough about the disk that you have no reason to believe it will even finish? I'd want to have the drive maker's diagnostics opinion and it won't even recognize the disk. Seatools failed, correct? So you may be beating a dead horse.

I'd go ahead and install to only the new HD following the Best Practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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24 Apr 2013   #60

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
That's an average time. But haven't you been warned enough about the disk that you have no reason to believe it will even finish? I'd want to have the drive maker's diagnostics opinion and it won't even recognize the disk. Seatools failed, correct? So you may be beating a dead horse.

I'd go ahead and install to only the new driver following the Best Practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Yea SeaTools failed. I guess I will abort the command and install the new disk. It is a 2TB Caviar Black. Do you suggest me making a partition for Windows 7 only? If so, how big should I make it?
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