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Windows 7: cant backup my data anymore?

28 Mar 2010   #21
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
did you use encryption for your drive C and D??
nope


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28 Mar 2010   #22
ryo

 
 

try run SFC /SCANNOW

hope that can help. and advise it, so we know the progress.
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28 Mar 2010   #23
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

monster,
I find your disk management snapshot very strange.

try following:
WIN key |type DISKMGMT.MSC | Enter key

Take a snapshot and post.
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29 Mar 2010   #24
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

yes it is very strange. anyway heres the posts


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29 Mar 2010   #25
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Monster,
I don't know what you have done but I'm including a snapshot from my laptop. You will notice, of course, that I don't have any USB drives or memory sticks connected at the time of the snapshot.

Under the circumstances, my recommendation is to take PuppyLinux CD and boot from that. Use Puppy Linux to save off any data dear to you heart. After exiting from PuppyLinux, then disconnect all external drives and memory sticks and do a fresh install of Win7. I've also included a procedure to clean up your present hard disk.



CLEAN A HARD DISK PRIOR TO WINDOWS 7 INSTALL

LEAVE THE DVD TRAY OPEN
Turn on your computer. The purpose of this is so that the DVD door can be opened.
Open the DVD door.
Turn off the computer with the DVD door open.

BOOT FROM YOUR WINDOWS 7 DVD AND GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT
Insert the Windows 7 DVD and close the DVD door.
Power on your computer.
When that very first dialog appears where you would normally push the NEXT button, then use the SHIFT + F10 key combo to get to a command prompt.
The command prompt will be X:>


USE THE DISKPART PROGRAM TO CLEAN THE HARD DISK
Type the commands shown, hitting the Enter key after each.

Do not proceed to the next command until the current command is finished.

DISKPART (the command prompt will change to DISKPART>)
LIST DISK (this will list the disks present)
SELECT DISK 0 (assuming disk zero is the desired hard disk)
DETAIL DISK (this will show you info regarding the disk you selected)
CLEAN ALL (this is the command to write zeros to entire disk)
EXIT(this will exit you from the DiskPart program)
EXIT(this will exit you back to the Windows 7 install program)


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29 Mar 2010   #26
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

alright man ill try it in a few minutes. right now im backing up all my data so it might take a while. as soon as i can ill follow ur steps and tell u how it turned out
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29 Mar 2010   #27
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

monster,
here's the next step:
PARTITION A HARD DISK PRIOR TO WINDOWS 7 INSTALL

LEAVE THE DVD TRAY OPEN
Turn on your computer. The purpose of this is so that the DVD door can be opened.
Open the DVD door.
Turn off the computer with the DVD door open.

BOOT FROM YOUR WINDOWS 7 DVD AND GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT
Insert the Windows 7 DVD and close the DVD door.
Power on your computer.
When that very first dialog appears where you would normally push the NEXT button, then use the SHIFT + F10 key combo to get to a command prompt.
The command prompt will be X:>


USE THE DISKPART PROGRAM TO PREPARE AND PARTITION THE HARD DISK
Type the commands shown, hitting the Enter key after each.

Do not proceed to the next command until the current command is finished.

DISKPART (the command prompt will change to DISKPART>)
LIST DISK (list the disks present)
SELECT DISK 0 (assuming disk zero is the desired hard disk)
DETAIL DISK (show you info regarding the disk you selected)
CLEAN (write zeros to first and last sectors on disk)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=256644
(
create a 256 gig primary partition)
(256644 = 1024 x 256 1 Gig=1024 Megs)

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=513288
(
create a 512 gig primary partition)
(513288 = 1024 x 512 1 Gig=1024 Megs)

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
(create a partition occupying the remainder)

You now have three partitions on your disk.
Next you need to:
Declare one partition as the system partition
Format each of the partitions
Assign a drive letter to the partitions.
You can mix the operations up. You just need to complete them all.


SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE (make this the system partition)
FORMAT FS=NTFS (format the partition)
ASSIGN (next available drive letter is assigned)

SELECT PARTITION 2
FORMAT FS=NTFS (format the partition)
ASSIGN (next available drive letter is assigned)

SELECT PARTITION 3
FORMAT FS=NTFS (format the partition)
ASSIGN (next available drive letter is assigned)

LIST PARTITION (to see what you have wrought)


EXIT(this will exit you from the DiskPart program)
EXIT(this will exit you back to the Windows 7 install
program)
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30 Mar 2010   #28
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

well look at you mister fix-it

thanks a bunch man appreciate all the help and step by step instruction. worked like a charm


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30 Mar 2010   #29
ryo

 
 

nice job..glad hear it...
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30 Mar 2010   #30
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

monster,
Great! Glad to hear that all is well now. Give us a yell when the next bump in the road appears.
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