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Windows 7: Corrupt partition, can't boot, Startup Repair loop, tried chkdsk

10 Feb 2012   #71

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit

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How did the hard drive return go? Please let us know if you need anything more.
I didn't return it lol, I'm still using the reimaged drive. So far everything works normally. But I plan on buying a new SSD to replace it soon, hopefully prices will be down just in time. Once I get all my apps instaled on that, then I'll RMA the drive.
Glad the recovery from a system image worked. There are good tutorials on here for getting your SSD set up when you get it if you want some links.

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Hello, I have recently bought a Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240gb SSD, and am in the process of installing it. I ran into a situation in the BIOS that because I am using the Asus Crosshair IV Formula mobo, it is such that I have to choose AHCI for ports 1-4 before I have the option of choosing either IDE or AHCI for ports 5-6 (the defaults were IDE 1-4, IDE 5-6). It says when I highlight ports 5-6 that choosing IDE is required for optical drives when installing an OS.

Right now I have plugged the SSD into port 5. The 2 HDDs and optical drive are in ports 1,2 and 4. Will I have to plug the optical drive in port 5, and the SSD in port 3 or 4, and set it to AHCI while setting IDE for port 5 in order to boot up the Windows 7 CD and be able to install? Will setting AHCI from IDE for the 2 HDDs in my system affect the way they will be detected or read?

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10 Feb 2012   #72

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I would suggest posting your questions regarding the SSD and your motherboard in Hardware & Devices as they have more experience handling these problems.
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10 Feb 2012   #73

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit

Nevermind, I have contacted the Mushkin forum for help. I am running everything nice and smooth so far. Again, thanks for helping me earlier.
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10 Feb 2012   #74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You're welcome. Glad you're up and running with the ssd now. Let us know if you need any further help.
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26 Aug 2013   #75

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I too had a similiar problem where i accidentally formatted th Windows 7 boot partition. I Finally managed to solve it. I hav documented the procedure here.. Restoring the Windows Boot Partition….. | Murli's Blog
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