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Windows 7: To Raid or not to Raid that is the question

08 Aug 2013   #1
Mikemw

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
To Raid or not to Raid that is the question

Not sure if this is the right forum so please move if incorrect

Yesterday while powering off my computer it was doing the usual windows updates and my 5 year old grandson decided it would be fun to start pressing everything on the keyboard.
The result was that when I came to boot this morning it wouldn't go past initial boot and was going around in circles. Eventually after F12 it came up with "No Operating System found".



So finally the questions:
  1. When offered the choice of installing windows, will this overwrite my current install and therefore all my settings?
  2. I am now being showed the following screen (see attachment), which option do I take and will it destroy any data on my drive? I do have a backup on my USB backup hard disk but at the moment my computer is not seeing this drive.
I do have some limited knowledge of PS's so go gentle with me.

Thanks in advance.

Mike





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08 Aug 2013   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Mike,

Have you gone into the bios and had a look around? Specifically the boot order?
Maybe he accidentally changed the boot order and it is just trying to boot from one of your other drives that does not contain the operating system?

Paul.
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08 Aug 2013   #3
Mikemw

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Paul,
Thanks for reply.

Thankfully he didn't get in there, but just in case I did reset to default bios setup

I suppose my real question is if I re-install windows like it is asking me to do, will I lose all my settings? I seem to remember that happening in another instance.

Mike
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08 Aug 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Which HDD or SSD did install Windows to?
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08 Aug 2013   #5
Mikemw

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Windows is installed on C:
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08 Aug 2013   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

C: is a partition.

You have four HDD or SSD in your screenshot.
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08 Aug 2013   #7
Mikemw

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

3 HHD 1 SSD and I USB ext HHD for backup
Windows is on 1st HHD
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08 Aug 2013   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Will the PC boot, if you unplug the USB ext HDD
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08 Aug 2013   #9
Mikemw

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

USB is unplugged, the only option I am getting is to reinstall from DVD drive.
I have tried a windows repair from that option to no avail.
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08 Aug 2013   #10
Mikemw

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Screenshots of where I got to


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