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Windows 7: Windows has stopped booting. Advice needed please!

17 Nov 2013   #21
gregrocker

 

We have some good hardware guys here who can guide you too on that.


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17 Nov 2013   #22
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK, thanks. I'll perhaps post about that separately then.
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17 Nov 2013   #23
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Greg, just to get this straight... I was reading the thread here:

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Given that the drives I want to change (two 1TB SATA III disks; two primary partitions currently on each) are data storage, not boot partitions, will Partition Wizard simply change each partition from primary to logical at a mouse click, as explained in that thread? Given there are two primary partitions on each drive, would this work? I really need the whole disk set up as an extended partition and then create two logical drives in that space. Would PW actually achieve the same result if I get it to change first one primary partition and then the other to logical - without any data loss of course? Or am I better wiping the drives, setting up new extended then logical partitions and reinstalling my data from backup?

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17 Nov 2013   #24
gregrocker

 

You can convert those partitions to Logical one at a time until it's all a Logical drive. PW is very flexible doing this.

If there was an OS on the HD previously then I'd wipe it of old boot code. Otherwise only needed if giving problems.
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17 Nov 2013   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hard disk sentinel said the same thing when I 1st installed my ssd, I loved the program, but I no longer use it for that exact reason, but it`s a fine program for hard drives.

But I just gave it another chance and low and behold it`s reporting the ssd`s trim status correctly
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19 Nov 2013   #26
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK.. changed all my partitions apart from the boot (er, of course!!) to logical with Partition Wizard. Instant and no problems. So now the issue of my boot drive not being Disk0 is no longer one? (An issue!).

Just one thought. If you make an image backup of a primary partition, with Win7 native, or Macrium and install into into blank (unformatted) space, do you get a formatted, primary partition, as the original.

Assuming the partition must be formatted first, will copying a primary boot partition image onto a logical drive make that partition primary after the install. In other words, do partition images take with them the attributes of the partition from which they were made?
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21 Nov 2013   #27
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

.. my SSD is still shown as having TRIM deactivated in HDS...
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