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Windows 7: Help !!! Hard drive 100% Please read

14 May 2014   #1
bradnick

win 7 home 64bit
 
 
Help !!! Hard drive 100% Please read

Ok guys have a tricky one for you, I had a windows 8 laptop with a 500gb Samsung hard drive, the laptop motherboard went down and I put the hard drive in to another laptop to test it, all test including seatools, hd pro and couple of others have verified the drive is 100 % working with no bad sectors or any other problems, I decided I was going to use windows 7 on a Acer laptop so installed with bios set to ACHI mode which i belive is the normal way everything went fine until the windows is finalising the installation, the hard drive locks up and wont go any further, i then formatted again set bios to ide, windows completed and when it went to desktop it again kept locking up, i have googled and googled from forum to forum and cant find any answers, my best guess is the drive has some how been affected by the UEFI from windows 8, its like the drive maybe stuck in hibernation mode or locked, is it possible windows 8 has wrote some code to the drive, i am currently running a 7 hr DBAN 2.2.8 to try and delete any code, guess its worth a shot, i have also tried all the other remedies like disk part, list disk, set as active etc all to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Kind Regards and good luck sorting this


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14 May 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Don't bother with DBAN. Have you tried using the CLEAN command from DISKPART during installation?
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14 May 2014   #3
bradnick

win 7 home 64bit
 
 

Please elaborate
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14 May 2014   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bradnick View Post
Please elaborate
During installation, once the Languages screen opens, do this:

1. Press SHIFT+F10 - a cmd window will open
2. Type diskpart and hit enter
3. Type select disk # and hit enter - # = the disk number you wish to clean/format
4. Type clean and hit enter

Once complete (its quick) close the Window and continue with installtion.
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15 May 2014   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It could have something to do with SecureBoot as you suspect.

Go into your BIOS Settings and look for the "Secure Boot" setting (usually in the BOOT Tab). If it is in "Windows UEFI Mode" then change that to "Other OS" to disable Secure Boot.

There will also most likely be a CSM or Compatibility Support Module setting. Make sure that is ENABLED.

See if that helps.
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