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Windows 7: My hard drive appears to be seriously screwed up..can you please help?

12 Oct 2012   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64

Use Partition Wizard to delete all the partitions you do not want. From the resultant unallocated space, create a single Primary partition. Now merge this new Primary partition into the existing System partition.

The tutorial shows clear examples of how this is done.

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13 Oct 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Reinstalling Windows was the Only Option

Hi Guys,

Apparently, my HDD was too far 'fragmented' to fix. I tried the PW steps in the order you gave them, but then my system would no longer boot into my C: Windows partition.

So, I reinstalled Windows, which was a blessing itself, because it fixed a problem that had gone unfixed by a prior re-installation of Windows: The blasted "RED X" on the Speaker Icon in the Task Tray, with 'No Audio Device Installed' error message.

I am in the process of reconfiguring my new setup, and it seems that the sound is now working. I am just hoping that it continues to do so.

Take good care, and thanks again for all your help!
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14 Oct 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Maybe you should do a HDD test, fragmentation should not matter.
Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools
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