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Windows 7: System Reserve Partition

10 Sep 2011   #31
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Connect the power cable to your new sata hd, start the pc, let it boot to windows as usual then connect the data cable. It should pop up the found new hardware window. After that give it a letter and format it. Through disk management.

I gotta ask, why are you bringing all these problems on yourself ?
Your missing a good race!




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11 Sep 2011   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have to agree with Zomby. You seem to play around too much with the system.
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11 Sep 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

Run the maker's HD diagnostics extended CD scan and Disk Check on each HD. That will tell.

Where are we now on the latest mess?
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11 Sep 2011   #34
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Sorry guys. I would just like to get this darn thing operating. I was almost there. I suppose it does all seem to be self inflicted doesn't it. That is probably because I should not be messing with this computer at all. I could go sit in my rocker and watch game shows.

Hang in there with me, please.

Windows works, the fans are running at the right speef, power is stable, the video is clear and bright and I am the only senior citizen I know who has built his own gaming computer and can use it (a little).
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11 Sep 2011   #35
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Run the maker's HD diagnostics extended CD scan and Disk Check on each HD. That will tell.

Where are we now on the latest mess?
Except for the fact that I now only have two 140GB HDD and there was three when this fiasco started (a month or more along) - everything works.

The OS and Applications all reside on the same Partition. What personal data files t I still have are all located on the second HDD.

Cool'and'Quiet is working. The machines idles around 39C now. It was in the mid-fifties.

Windows 7, as best I can tell, is working. The XP machine has gone to a nursing home to live out its later years. I am legal now.

Now maybe I can get back out to the wood shop for a few days each week and make some saw dust. Haven't done that in a month or so. Hope nothing goes wrong out there like it has while playing "safe" at the computer desk. Bad things there cause trips to the ER.

Thanks again.

About the HDDs: neither one of the failed units are recognized (listed in the bios) so I don't think I can do the diagnostics. If I am wrong, please let me know. As stated earlier, if I mount either one of them, the system hangs up during the load process. Seems like 300GB lost forever.
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11 Sep 2011   #36
gregrocker

 

Try plugging HD's into another computer to see if the same exists in BIOS. You can also try booting the diagnostics CD to see if it sees either.
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11 Sep 2011   #37
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try plugging HD's into another computer to see if the same exists in BIOS. You can also try booting the diagnostics CD to see if it sees either.
I do have DataLifeguard Diagnostics loaded on the computer. But if I mount the HDDs, I cannot get to a point where I can run the diagnostics. I have to find a boot version that will do the same sorta test.

In the meantime, I am going to leave well enough alone.
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11 Sep 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

Data Lifeguard ISO needs to be burned to CD to run Extended test on each HD, not run from Windows.
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11 Sep 2011   #39
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
About the HDDs: neither one of the failed units are recognized (listed in the bios) so I don't think I can do the diagnostics. If I am wrong, please let me know. As stated earlier, if I mount either one of them, the system hangs up during the load process. Seems like 300GB lost forever.
This is probably a long shot, but I would try one of the USB adapters (permits connection of IDE and SATA hard drives to a USB port, includes a power supply) to see if you can mount either of these drives in that manner, at the Windows desktop of course. This kinda thing:

Newegg.com - Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2
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11 Sep 2011   #40
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
About the HDDs: neither one of the failed units are recognized (listed in the bios) so I don't think I can do the diagnostics. If I am wrong, please let me know. As stated earlier, if I mount either one of them, the system hangs up during the load process. Seems like 300GB lost forever.
This is probably a long shot, but I would try one of the USB adapters (permits connection of IDE and SATA hard drives to a USB port, includes a power supply) to see if you can mount either of these drives in that manner, at the Windows desktop of course. This kinda thing:

Newegg.com - Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2
I'll look into this jsut for the hell of it but the Data LifeGuard Test pretty much confirmed that I have two useless drives.
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