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Windows 7: Bad Sectors on Hard Drive, Can no longer boot Windows 7

15 Jun 2012   #11
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

As for me, when the hard disk starts showing bad sectors, even one bad sector, I back up the data that I want to save elsewhere and replace the hard disk.

I would advise you to do the same.


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15 Jun 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

funk,
follow the procedure given in post #4. Do not deviate one iota from that procedure.
Notice that means you do a fresh download and a fresh burn to DVD/CD.

You must BOOT from the DVD.

The error msg you are showing indicated that you deviated from the procedure.
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20 Jun 2012   #13
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am following the procedure that karlsnooks gave me. I will post my results as soon as I can. I am looking at replacing my hard drive anyway since I was running low on space. Any recommendations on how to copy the data over easily.
-funk7997

EDIT: Karlsnooks - does it matter whether its a DVD-R or CD-RW?
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20 Jun 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by funk7997 View Post
I am following the procedure that karlsnooks gave me. I will post my results as soon as I can. I am looking at replacing my hard drive anyway since I was running low on space. Any recommendations on how to copy the data over easily.
-funk7997

EDIT: Karlsnooks - does it matter whether its a DVD-R or CD-RW?
No. Either DVD or CD will work fine.
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20 Jun 2012   #15
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Unfortunately, I recently moved and I don't have any discs. I wont be able to get them until Saturday, so nothing until then. -funk7997
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20 Jun 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Pity. Here even the larger grocery stores carry empty cd/dvds.
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20 Jun 2012   #17
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

So do bookshops and stationery marts.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Pity. Here even the larger grocery stores carry empty cd/dvds.
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21 Jun 2012   #18
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sadly, I cant find any here. In the mean time I have an old hard drive in my laptop that is running windows 7 ultimate. I cant get the display to switch from the generic to the one I installed. Link to the thread here http://sevenforums.com/drivers/23606...-ultimate.html
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21 Jun 2012   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

funk,
I don't know what you have in mind, but certainly you can purchase a cd/dvd in you neighborhood.

I will also leave you with this piece of factual knowledge:
1 license = 1 machine
1 machine = 1 license.

I wish you good luck.
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23 Jun 2012   #20
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I burned a fresh disc of SeaTools for DOS and I still get stuck with this screen that says Starting BCDW... How long should it take to get past this for a 500gb hdd? Funk7997
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