Quote: Originally Posted by rjs1974
When you say:
Select Disk 0 (confirm this is Windows 7 HD #)
Select partition 1 (confirm this is Windows 7 partition #)
How do I know what HD number my Windows 7 HD is, and is the partition always #1?
Choose the Windows 7 disk and partition number from the lists you call up, judging by position and size.
I would mark Windows 7 partition Active to make sure it is being repaired correctly with Startup Repair. If Diskpart won't work for you, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
But first I would test the HD using WD Lifeguard. The version I use which works very well with all models is GWSCAN. Download it, run .exe it will unzip to C:cabs where you can browse from ImgBurn to pick up the ISO to burn the CD at 4x speed. http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download http://support.gateway.com/support/d...p?param=gwscan
I would also run chkdsk /r from the Windows 7 DVD/CD Command Line to complete the full testing of your HD. Either/both tests may repair errors that can return your HD to full life of service, or give you enough warning of imminent failure to copy out your files and replace it: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console