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Windows 7: Issues when trying to boot from a USB recovery disk.

20 Jun 2015   #11
gregrocker

 

As you have a laptop you'd need a converter cable to plug in the drive to USB. So I'd just boot into it while it is plugged in alone to rescue the files using a boot disk or the Win7 disk/stick to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

You can also test the drive using the boot disk, Disk Check from the Win7 installer's System Recovery Options Command Line, or the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Then plug in the new drive and do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7. Be sure to read the backup steps in that tutorial first so you know what to try to rescue so that you get everything off the old drive, if it is even accessible.


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