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Windows 7: HDD failed no recovery how to set up new hdd

20 Aug 2015   #1
ISF

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 
HDD failed no recovery how to set up new hdd

My hard disk has failed to boot. I have tried copying my data over using the guide however could not save all of it due to errors.

I've bought a new hdd and I'd like to get that running. Problem is I don't have a recovery disk and I have contacted support at Asus who do not do recovery disks for Windows 7

How can I get this running? Can I clone part of the drive asy new hdd is much smaller in size

Thanks


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20 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Review this,
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

You can recovery your Personal files using this method,
Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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20 Aug 2015   #3
ISF

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Review this,
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

You can recovery your Personal files using this method,
Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
Hi ThrashZone

Thanks for your reply. I have worked through that guide and some others, have used the repair tools, system repair x3, command prompt to checkdisk x5 etc. As my harddrive is bad, I have purchased a new one but need OS running on this.

Will check the recovery method - will this still boot with a bad hdd?

Thanks
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20 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well that's the first process to see if you can access the drive at all
First action should be to recover only your personal files not programs.... yet which I doubt can be recovered unless you attempt to install Linux along side the windows install and Linux might be able to correct the boot issues
But if the hdd is dead or dying ?

So be prepared with an external hdd or flash drive to transfer your personal files you may only have one opportunity to do so
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20 Aug 2015   #5
ISF

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

I've been able to boot Linux mint however cannot access my OS drove it States the following

Unable to mount location
Adding read ACL for uid 999 to /media/mint failed operations not supported

Any advise on this?
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20 Aug 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
See if this works
Linux Mint Forums ? View topic - Unable to mount location

How big was the flash drive you installed Linux on ?
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21 Aug 2015   #7
ISF

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Thank you I will have a look - Its 4GB

It didn't boot again so I'm going to format and install again and try to get into the drive and recover
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21 Aug 2015   #8
ISF

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Thrashzone - I'm in after a number of attempts - I can access the OS drive, can i create a restore disc through linux? Extract an ISO?
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21 Aug 2015   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Follow these directions. Step one lists all the various ways you can get a Windows 7 ISO.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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22 Aug 2015   #10
ISF

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

Thanks Ztruker

Is there anyway I can create a recovery disk of the recovery partition through linux? Seen as windows doesn't boot?
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