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Windows 7: New HDD just WONT accept windows 7 from 250gb to 750gb

08 Apr 2012   #11
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I wonder if you cloned the 250G drive to the 750G drive, instead of doing a clean install, whether it would make any difference.


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08 Apr 2012   #12
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well tbh it's the 3rd drive I've had. I returned 2 thinking they were damaged. The drive does work as I have had it tested. I'll get the full specs and let you know the outcome. Thanks again very much. :-)
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08 Apr 2012   #13
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Sounds good. Just so you know - I have company arriving soon so I may not get back to this until later.
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08 Apr 2012   #14
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I wonder if you cloned the 250G drive to the 750G drive, instead of doing a clean install, whether it would make any difference.
Yes I've tried cloning and when I put destination drive and select ok, it just drops. Goes no further. :-)
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08 Apr 2012   #15
PaulSoebekti

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi there. I attached a link to the cloning process (it's important to note where the new drive is supposed to be located). This link is from Acronis, hope it helps.

Paul
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08 Apr 2012   #16
PaulSoebekti

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry forgot the link ...
Cloning Laptop Hard Disk | Knowledge Base

Paul
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11 Apr 2012   #17
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

wel, ive tried the jumpers and no joy. after more research i have found out that it may be the BIOS as after trying BIOSagentplus it states bios updates available. the laptop in question is a packard bell mx37-s-200, will be windows 7 ultimate. and current BIOS is 219 by american megatrends. i cannot for the life of me locate just a .exe file later than 214. again many thaks for any info.
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11 Apr 2012   #18
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should find and download the Drive Diagnostics software for your brand of hard drive.
Seagate/Maxtor has "SeaTools". Western Digital has "Drive Diagnostics". Hitachi has "Drive Fitness Test".

Download the program ISO, burn to a CD, and boot from the CD to test the drive.
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12 Apr 2012   #19
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I've done and run diagnostics tools. Still no nearer. It recognises it in the tool. But now only as 7.9gb when using the windows install cd. :-/
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12 Apr 2012   #20
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I also notice when using the install cd that when it shows 7.9gb I click refresh and it says no drives where found. Then backup then install windows option and it shows up again. :-/
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