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Windows 7: Messed up my HD so help please.

03 Apr 2016   #1
derekmiles

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Messed up my HD so help please.

I'll start by telling you that I'm 85 but been messing with and building PC's since the 70's. Forgotten most things. Just bought a Lenova M90p SFF from RefurbThat and messed up the HD. I've also built a new Tower PC that I'm now using.

I also have a third PC that's loaded with XP3 Pro that I use for an old accounting programme.

My thoughts were to use my Acronis Disk Director to alter the HD in the Lenova by shrinking the main partition to give a new partition, naming it as "E". After that I was invited to format the new "E" which I did by selecting "Commit". That's as far as I wanted to get yesterday since I intended to get advice on installing my XP3 OS to use my old accounting system.

This morning I started up my Lenova and it 'squeaked'. An error message came up

MBR Error 3.
Non system disk Press any key
Boot from floppy.

Hasten to add that I have backups of five previous days on a USB drive and a Western Cloud unit attached to my router/switch. Never investigated the Western My Cloud, just connected it as instructed and left it flashing away as a 'belt and braces' security thingy.

So there we have it and what can I do now ? If anyone can come up with some advice, please let it be a detailed procedure that befits an ageing idiot that's not like a lady who can always do more things than one at a time ! Kindest regards to all. Derek Miles in the UK.


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03 Apr 2016   #2
Josbeph

Windows 7 Basic x32
 
 

Hi derekmiles, there are 3 possible soultions:
1.
Take out the hard drive from you Lenova and put it in the Tower PC you have built. Then boot up EaseUS Disk Copy (available to download for free i think) and copy the Lenova's hard drive to another hard drive then copy from the hard drive you just copyed to back to the Lenova's hard drive. Put it back in the Lenova and it should work.

2.
Install Windows 10 over the Windows 7 Installation on the Lenova's hard drive. To do this go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10 and download the Media Creation Tool. Then get a USB stick and use the Media Creation Tool to copy files over to the USB stick. Then insert it into the Lenova and boot from it and install it (Windows 10) over the Windows 7 on it.

3.
Download a Windows 7 image of the internet, then use Rufus (rufus.akeo.ie) to copy it to a USB stick then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 over the existing copy of Windows 7.
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03 Apr 2016   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekmiles View Post
I'll start by telling you that I'm 85 but been messing with and building PC's since the 70's. Forgotten most things. Just bought a Lenova M90p SFF from RefurbThat and messed up the HD. I've also built a new Tower PC that I'm now using.

I also have a third PC that's loaded with XP3 Pro that I use for an old accounting programme.

My thoughts were to use my Acronis Disk Director to alter the HD in the Lenova by shrinking the main partition to give a new partition, naming it as "E". After that I was invited to format the new "E" which I did by selecting "Commit". That's as far as I wanted to get yesterday since I intended to get advice on installing my XP3 OS to use my old accounting system.

This morning I started up my Lenova and it 'squeaked'. An error message came up

MBR Error 3.
Non system disk Press any key
Boot from floppy.

Hasten to add that I have backups of five previous days on a USB drive and a Western Cloud unit attached to my router/switch. Never investigated the Western My Cloud, just connected it as instructed and left it flashing away as a 'belt and braces' security thingy.

So there we have it and what can I do now ? If anyone can come up with some advice, please let it be a detailed procedure that befits an ageing idiot that's not like a lady who can always do more things than one at a time ! Kindest regards to all. Derek Miles in the UK.
This post is duplicated- not much point in duplicating posts. Apart from being against the Forum rules it is likely to cause confusion with two different routes to a possible solution!
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