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Windows 7: Hard drive Issue's Slow Boot up, cant open!

08 Nov 2012   #11
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

No, the hardrive is basically clean except for some useless games i dont even play. But does the primary partition matter? or its totally fine?


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08 Nov 2012   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, it was just an afterthought. I thought I should ask about stuff that might try to access the disc after you yank it out.

The primary drive is fine. It is currently Disc1 with partitions "System Reserve" and C:\

When you pull the Hitachi drive out, the primary drive will probably be reported as Disc0 with the same partitions because there is no other drive cabled. Post another disk management screen shot after you pull out the Hitachi.

So you are good to go... power down and disconnect the Hitachi (you know about static right? - just touch the chassis to discharge any buildup on your fingers). Power it up and post the screen shot.
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08 Nov 2012   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You might want to check your cabling. The primary drive should be on the end of the cable, any add-on drives should go on the middle connector as a slave. If the drive is jumpered "auto-detect" (most are) it shouldn't cause any difficulties.

I don't know how you built your system, so it's up to you if you want to do any cable changes at this point. I'd probably wait to see how it comes up without making any further changes. You can always do that later or if the system complains about it when you restart.

The utility reported the Hitachi drive in pretty bad shape, so it's questionable to begin with. Sometimes however you can recover a "bad" drive by writing zeros, creating a new partition, formatting, and running chkdsk. This is also something I would try later and I wouldn't put anything important on it even if the recovered drive reports healthy.
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08 Nov 2012   #14
iQuiet

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This is the image you asked for, Computer is running smoothly, boot up is back to under 10 seconds
Much appreciated, Check the image out, and let me know if there is anything i need to do!


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08 Nov 2012   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Great!

Disk Management looks fine, thanks for posting it.

You could try to recover that drive, although I'm not sure about the condition or reliability.

Please mark this thread as solved. If you want some help trying to resurrect the Hitachi, please open that on new thread.

It was a pleasure working with you iQuiet
Bill
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08 Nov 2012   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Glad you got iQuiet taken care of Slartybart.
That Hitachi hard drive is still under warranty you should push for a replacement. If you find that drive monitoring software useful let the author know. I have no connection with him other than I own and use a copy of the program and it has saved my bacon once or twice.
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08 Nov 2012   #17
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Indianatone: your direction to the utility made it easy. All I had to do was check that the primary drive wasn't relying on the other drive and the rest is history.

How do you know the drive is still under warranty? or should there be an If that drive....

I do agree - RMA it if applicable.

Thanks for your help.
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08 Nov 2012   #18
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

He only has 68 days run time on the drive, depending on where it was got from the warranty varies from 1 to 5 years so there is a pretty good chance it is still under warranty. Worth a try.
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08 Nov 2012   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Indianatone: Absolutely brilliant!
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