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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

21 Oct 2014   #31
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
No, MemTest86+ will run independently from whichever bootable media you create. Just make sure your run it for at least 8 passes which will take a fair amount of time.
OK cheers!


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21 Oct 2014   #32
gregrocker

 

I would reinstall the licensed version on the PC so it's $100+ is not wasted, unless you actually need the few extra expensive features in Ultimate since it is the exact same OS otherwise. Compare Windows 7 Editions

You can use Ultimate somewhere else or give/sell it to someone who actually needs those features.

I told you how to test the hard drive to confirm it is bad, so what was the result of the manufacturer's HD Diagnostic ?

Let us know how the RAM test goes, for 6 passes min or overnight.
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22 Oct 2014   #33
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would reinstall the licensed version on the PC so it's $100+ is not wasted, unless you actually need the few extra expensive features in Ultimate since it is the exact same OS otherwise. Compare Windows 7 Editions

You can use Ultimate somewhere else or give/sell it to someone who actually needs those features.

I told you how to test the hard drive to confirm it is bad, so what was the result of the manufacturer's HD Diagnostic ?

Let us know how the RAM test goes, for 6 passes min or overnight.
I bought ultimate because I had to wipe the laptop before and didn't get a Windows 7 install disc with the laptop.

The hard drive diagnostic, I posted a screen from that a few pages back did you see it? There is no way I am going to chance using the hard drive again though, as it's not the firt time it gave me trouble. So I'm going to buy 2 new ones, an SSD and a standard one.

I was wanting to get this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-250G...amsung+ssd+840

But I read somewhere that the motherboard has to support SATA 3? Is this true? I'm not too sure what kind of motherboard is in this laptop I will look into it.
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22 Oct 2014   #34
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Run Speccy to get your motherboard information. Click on the motherboard tab on the left to find the make/model of your motherboard then a Google search on its specs will let you know if it has SATA3.

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22 Oct 2014   #35
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Run Speccy to get your motherboard information. Click on the motherboard tab on the left to find the make/model of your motherboard then a Google search on its specs will let you know if it has SATA3.

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Thanks Boozad, I will check that when I get my laptop back.

I just read thhat this 500BG one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-500G...amsung+ssd+840

is: Interface: 2.5" SATA III (6Gb/s) compatible with SATA II (3Gb/s) so that's good to know. I have a feeling my one is SATA II
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22 Oct 2014   #36
gregrocker

 

You said that the HD worked when you plugged it into another PC. I see that you ran the Dell Diagnostics preboot assessment. But I can't find where you ran the WD Data Lifeguard bootable flash stick and Windows version to confirm this even though I suggested to repeatedly.

You did not need to buy an expensive Win7 Ultimate just because you didn't have a disk to reinstall the OS you already own for the life of the PC. It is provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. So I would reinstall the licensed version so it is not wasted, and use Ultimate elsewhere.
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22 Oct 2014   #37
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You said that the HD worked when you plugged it into another PC. I see that you ran the Dell Diagnostics preboot assessment. But I can't find where you ran the WD Data Lifeguard bootable flash stick and Windows version to confirm this even though I suggested to repeatedly.

You did not need to buy an expensive Win7 Ultimate just because you didn't have a disk to reinstall the OS you already own for the life of the PC. It is provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. So I would reinstall the licensed version so it is not wasted, and use Ultimate elsewhere.
It did work fine in the other laptop yeah. I didn't run the WD Data one. I don't have the laptop right now, it's down in my cousins.

I bought Windows 7 Ultimate with a staff discount, so wasn't actually expensive at all.
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01 Nov 2014   #38
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello there,

I have got the new SSD and separate hard drive installed and up and running on my laptop now. It is running great. I have Windows on the SSD and nothing on the separate 1TB drive right now.

I want to change my user profile to the normal 1TB drive, not to be on the SSD as it currently is. I was wondering could someone here explain the main difference between the 2 options on this page that Greg pointed me to before - User Folders - Change Default Location

I see in option one that I have to do some registry edits. But if option two would work for me, I'd rather do that one.

I will wait on word back from you guys before I go any further installing my programs.

Cheers,

Paul
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01 Nov 2014   #39
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Any options in Brink's tutorials will work for you.
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01 Nov 2014   #40
gregrocker

 

I would use Option Two and only move the active User folders, i.e. the ones you have files in and use.
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