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Windows 7: Harddrive and CD/DVD rom

25 Aug 2011   #11
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I just bought an external CD/DVD drive, but I'd like to know, how to get my harddrive up and running because I am trying to install an OS on it, I turn off my 500GB hdd leaving the 1TB on and set the boot priority to run the disk and it shows the vista background but no menu's am I doing it wrong ;P?


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25 Aug 2011   #12
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Is the 1TB drive a seagate drive - if so you can run Sea tools for windows (download from the seagate site) as it might need a firmware update. Assuming its another drive what options come up when you highlight the drive in diskmanagement and right click the drive if any?
http://support.asus.com/faq/detail.a...9-974AAB626696

Sea tools : SeaTools | Seagate

You then need to create a new partition (volume) and format it and finally if you are going to install vista and upgrade it to Windows 7 the new disk needs to be marked as active - if want to create 2 partitions (volume) its a good time to do it - but like I have repeatedly ask you is what options comes up when you select drive in diskmanagent as thats where you create the new volume etc.
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25 Aug 2011   #13
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I have finally gotten Windows 7 64bit on the computer now I am trying to bring all my files over onto my new HDD, but its really giving me a tough time, saying I need administrator rights to do this and such, and when I click continue it shuts the entire copying process down, which I don't understand why, I am the only one on this computer and I turned of UAC.
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26 Aug 2011   #14
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Download and run a hard drive diagnostic tool (thks to the bare foot kid for his link) to see if there are any problems with your hard drives : http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
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26 Aug 2011   #15
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Everything is working top notch besides fixing my internal drives but whatever a new build is on the way I won't trouble myself in fixing it when I am buying a new Motherboard, Processor, ect.. but I am just trying to adjust to the fact not everything is the same as it was on my other harddrive like nothing from program files shows up on my start up menu or in program files open up window on the start up menu, any idea what to do?
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26 Aug 2011   #16
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

In 64bit w7 there are 2 program files folders one for 32 bit programs - where most programs go, and one for 64 bit programs where not too much ends up. So you have one called Program files for 64 bit programs, and one called Program Files (X86) for 32 bit programs.

You can customise the start menu by right clicking start, select properties, select start menu and select customise.
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