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Windows 7: At least I can run in safe mode :)

25 Mar 2011   #11
MountainKing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Run Verifier.
I have turned verifier on, going to bed now, will post dump files in the morning.

Thanks all!


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25 Mar 2011   #12
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

That would explain why you couldn't boot into normal mode - you had Verifier on.
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25 Mar 2011   #13
MountainKing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Things have just gotten worse.

As of this morning my computer cannot find the boot record on my HDD. BIOS detects the drive, but shortly thereafter I just get an error message that states "Cannot find boot device, please insert media and press a key"

Did any of my earlier logs point to there being a HDD failure?
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25 Mar 2011   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There were a couple of BSODs that seemed like possible hard drive issues, but they weren't too obvious. Enough I suggested the SeaTools test, but discreet enough it was my last suggestion.

If you could, take the hard drive to a different machine, add it as a second hard drive, and run a diagnostic from there.
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25 Mar 2011   #15
MountainKing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

It's a western digital drive, so I am running a scan on it now using their Lifeguard Diagnostic system. If it comes back error free, I think I will just cut my losses and reinstall Windows.

If it has errors, I'll go buy a new HDD and send this one back to WD for replacement, I bought it Feb15, not even 6 weeks ago.

I'll report back in a few hours with results of the scan.
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25 Mar 2011   #16
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

If you want to go for reinstallation - that is fine. You will just need to update drivers to prevent problems in the future. After reinstallation, create a report: https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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25 Mar 2011   #17
MountainKing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

OK the Datalifeguard report game back clean, no errors. I know there are no guarantees, but how much can I trust that this drive is not faulty?

Is there another more trustworthy tool free I should try? I am aware of Spinrite but it's $90, about he same as the cost of a new 1TB drive.
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25 Mar 2011   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've found hard drive diagnostics quite accurate in my experience; I'd trust that the drive is not the problem. It won't hurt to get a second opinion with SeaTools however.

Are you still unable to boot from the hard drive? Is the drive detected in the BIOS?
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25 Mar 2011   #19
MountainKing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yes it shwos up in BIOS but can't find a boot record, I forget the actual error message at the moment.

I downloaded seatools yesterday, will try that next. Since the drive is only 6 weeks old if it's faulty I'd rather know about it now.
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25 Mar 2011   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You might try running a startup repair: Startup Repair

If data is not a concern, you might also consider a complete format and reinstall; use the Clean All command: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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