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Windows 7: How can i make/install windows 7 using my external hard drive ?

11 Jan 2012   #61
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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ohh ic...is there a performance difference between AHCI/comparability ?
from wikipedia:
Some operating systems, notably Windows Vista and Windows 7, do not configure themselves to load the AHCI driver upon boot if the drive controller was not in AHCI mode at the time of installation. This can cause failure to boot with an error message if the SATA controller is later switched to AHCI mode. For this reason, Intel recommends changing the drive controller to AHCI or RAID before installing an operating system.

Did you change SATA settings to AHCI after installing windows? And that causes the boot failure.

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AHCI is separate from the SATA 3Gb/s standard, although it exposes SATA's advanced capabilities (such as hot swapping and native command queuing) such that host systems can utilize them.

Advanced Host Controller Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

See also Native Command Queuing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AHCI is default on on most machines! Don't know exactly what performance gain is. Only diskperformance gain if your disk is on heavy load with a lot of applications
yep...cause in AHCI i cant install the os at all no matter what i do ...then i decided what if i switch to comparability...then it worked changing it after os install gives me the 07B


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11 Jan 2012   #62
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

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nah...toshiba complains and gives the bsod again
Can you report back on the HD Drive test.
ahh..chkdsk?
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11 Jan 2012   #63
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

for the person having almost same problem...what happens if you try to tap f10? it should force the option thingy with safe mode etc or start normally....if that doesn't work your netbook/notebook have hidden partition for recovery,...since its a netbook it should have one...try pressing "0" while in boot....or search ur manufacturer website/google how to restore it to default....

just wanna ask...you wanna delete XP and install windows 7/ya wanna dual boot?
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11 Jan 2012   #64
Solidus

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
This is the message you should get
I get clearly the opposite:

"'bootsect' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operational program or bach file."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noelian13 View Post
just wanna ask...you wanna delete XP and install windows 7/ya wanna dual boot?
The foremost. And F10 goes into BIOS and 0 doesn't do anything.
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11 Jan 2012   #65
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solidus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
This is the message you should get
I get clearly the opposite:

"'bootsect' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operational program or bach file."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noelian13 View Post
just wanna ask...you wanna delete XP and install windows 7/ya wanna dual boot?
The foremost. And F10 goes into BIOS and 0 doesn't do anything.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Command should be
Code:
 
E:\boot\bootsect /nt60 E: /force /mbr
E:\boot\bootsect /nt60 E: /force
I put more spaces in commands for visibility. Only one space is needed
it worked before so you made a typo error
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11 Jan 2012   #66
Kaktussoft

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In bios you can hopefully activate an option like "select boot device on start" or something like that. After activating that you can press F12 or something like that on boot and select external usb hdd.

Maybe you can select usb legacy mode in bios as some firmware can't boot from usb2.0. put it back afterwards
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11 Jan 2012   #67
Solidus

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
it worked before so you made a typo error
Yep, my bad on that. But before even though the message was corrected I got an error in the Boot Sector Manipulation Tool, which most likely is the reason why I cannot put this to work.
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11 Jan 2012   #68
Kaktussoft

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From recovery environment->command prompt

DISKPART
LIST DISK (only 1 disk?)
SEL DISK 0
LIST PART (I assume 3 for now)
SEL PART 0
DET PART
SEL PART 1
DET PART
SEL PART 2
DET PART
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Which partition is active? And what is the drive letter?
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11 Jan 2012   #69
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solidus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
it worked before so you made a typo error
Yep, my bad on that. But before even though the message was corrected I got an error in the Boot Sector Manipulation Tool, which most likely is the reason why I cannot put this to work.
please post exact commands you did and output. be sure no files are open on E
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12 Jan 2012   #70
Solidus

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
please post exact commands you did and output. be sure no files are open on E
First:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Henrique>E:\boot\bootsect /nt60 E: /force /mbr
Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.

E: (\\?\Volume{d96a3c36-39f2-11e1-a720-00265ebd4fa5})

Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now invalid."

Second:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Henrique>E:\boot\bootsect /nt60 E: /force
Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.

E: (\\?\Volume{d96a3c36-39f2-11e1-a720-00265ebd4fa5})

Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now invalid."
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