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Windows 7: PC case upgrade gone wrong, need help. Hardware/software problem.

23 Jul 2012   #31
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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Update 2: Tried using SeaTools for Windows by Seagate, their diagnostic utility. Tried short Generic test, it passed. Short drive self test (DST) failed. Both passed on my newer 1TB drive I just bought for storage. Should I take more tests or just try to fix it with the utility? Or just screw it and get a new drive instead of this one? I really don't want to do that.
Download the Dos test - burn to cd - this is a very comprehensive test.
Run the LONG test.
SeaTools | Seagate

A bit late for that, I'm in Germany atm, aka not at home. Decided to get a new Windows install and new HDD anyway, just in case it all gets fixed 100%.

I still want to know what that Windows backup thing does. Do I get a full copy of my HDD, meaning I can copy it to another HDD and then just remove this one booting from the new one?
I use the Acronis Discwizard ( link I gave you).

It is fast and will backup the drive and allow you to restore your system in case of a failure or corruption.


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24 Jul 2012   #32
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, clean install is no problem so I guess I'll just do that. Buy another HDD and copy data there, then return mine and get another like that, will even have a new HDD after all this. At least something positive I guess.
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08 Aug 2012   #33
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright, came back home yesterday, did a clean install today. New HDD, new Windows, it seems to be working for now at least. I only got this question, how do I change system language? I have my old German install disk and while I change most of the text using the language pack, I remember having trouble changing ALL of it. For example, Windows Update section is still all German, and I can't delete it from packs because it says "system language". I totally got rid of it before though, but now can't seem to find a solution on Google for some reason. Anyone knows a way?

Update: Solved itself. Language simply changed to English after yet another update-reboot. All working fine now, so I'm guessing it really was the HDD. Thanks for the help to everyone!
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