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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot!

19 Mar 2010   #31
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quick question, could this be the graphics card? If I were to take the card out while Windows boots, would it work?


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19 Mar 2010   #32
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Did you tried to use another HD anyway ?

Yes trying to analyze it on another computer would be a nice option.


PS : lol is there a reason why someone would get banned ?
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19 Mar 2010   #33
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Alright. Well, in the meantime, I'll open the computer up and wee what I can do. There is quite an amount of dust buildup on the HD itself considering this is about a year old build. I'll run to the store first think in the morning and pick up a can of compressed air and go through there. All connections were secure, however, and the HD is held firmly in place. If this is a HD failiure, I'll need to rethink my views on Western Digital.
drive failures happen all the time...
it happens on WD hitachi and pretty much every company...
also CQ doesn't always catch everything...
one question
if the drive is recognized in the bios can you hear it spinning, does it click or does do no noise at all?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Quick question, could this be the graphics card? If I were to take the card out while Windows boots, would it work?
i would be careful about pulling anything out of a running system...
most likely what will happen is that it will shutdown instantly...
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19 Mar 2010   #34
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOwar2 View Post
Did you tried to use another HD anyway ?

Yes trying to analyze it on another computer would be a nice option.


PS : lol is there a reason why someone would get banned ?
Banned?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Alright. Well, in the meantime, I'll open the computer up and wee what I can do. There is quite an amount of dust buildup on the HD itself considering this is about a year old build. I'll run to the store first think in the morning and pick up a can of compressed air and go through there. All connections were secure, however, and the HD is held firmly in place. If this is a HD failiure, I'll need to rethink my views on Western Digital.
drive failures happen all the time...
it happens on WD hitachi and pretty much every company...
also CQ doesn't always catch everything...
one question
if the drive is recognized in the bios can you hear it spinning, does it click or does do no noise at all?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Quick question, could this be the graphics card? If I were to take the card out while Windows boots, would it work?
i would be careful about pulling anything out of a running system...
most likely what will happen is that it will shutdown instantly...
The drive is pretty silent, but if I put my ear to it I can hear it fine.
I kindap hrased that bad. What I meant was if I pulled the card out before booting into Windows, would it be worth a try?
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19 Mar 2010   #35
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, real quick, I plugged my HD into the 2nd SATA port. There are four red SATA ports and two black ones. Would plugging one into a different one do the trick?
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19 Mar 2010   #36
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

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The drive is pretty silent, but if I put my ear to it I can hear it fine.
I kindap hrased that bad. What I meant was if I pulled the card out before booting into Windows, would it be worth a try?

so you do hear it spinning right?
i dont really know if your mobo supports it but can you do a HDD self test?
it might point out something...

might as well take out as many variables out of the problem
it might be possible that your mobo might be able to boot without a Video card but its unlikely as most halt if they dont recognize a video card installed...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Oh, real quick, I plugged my HD into the 2nd SATA port. There are four red SATA ports and two black ones. Would plugging one into a different one do the trick?
you can try but most likely it wont do anything AFAIK...
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19 Mar 2010   #37
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as I know, there is no self HDD test. I did run a surface test and came back with one error.
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20 Mar 2010   #38
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Alright. Well, in the meantime, I'll open the computer up and wee what I can do. There is quite an amount of dust buildup on the HD itself considering this is about a year old build. I'll run to the store first think in the morning and pick up a can of compressed air and go through there. All connections were secure, however, and the HD is held firmly in place. If this is a HD failiure, I'll need to rethink my views on Western Digital.
Did you test the HD on other system
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20 Mar 2010   #39
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll be putting it in another system today and keep you posted. Thanks for all the help by the way!
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20 Mar 2010   #40
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Is it a PC- or laptop your using? I wouldnt reccomend taking it out of a laptop but if its a desktop, you could do that... and inspect the hdd for errors etc... manually.
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