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14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Boot Problems, 3 Days Old....

Hi all,

My old hard drive died last last week (seagate 7200.11 firmware issue) and so I emailed seagate about getting my stuff off it, £1400?!??! Yea, thanks but no thanks! Seagate SUCK! but anyway, I brought a brand new WD Caviar blue 500GB drive and Windows 7 Ultimate. I installed the Hard drive no problem, installed windows 7 64-Bit no problem and my PC was working flawlessy! That was 3 days ago.

About half an hour ago, i got in from work and turned my PC on to listen to some music and I get 'Windows failed to start' and two options, start startup recovery or boot windows normally or something, well i thought there must be a problem so started the startup recovery, after it finished searching, it said i needed to do a system restore, so i thought fine, haven't got much on the PC yet bla bla bla, spent 20 mins doing nothing then said it didn't need to do anything, press finish to shut down PC. So i did and windows started, but it has done a system restore. ????? Why?

Is this common? can i update windows and it will stop? I produce music among other things, and i lost a lot of data and software due to that piece of crap seagate drive, am i gonna have to pray everytime i turn my PC on that its gonna even start??

Dunno if it makes a big difference but i installed firefox, clonecd, an iPod to PC program and Tuneup utilities last night, dunno if that would've caused it but it shouldn't i wouldn't have thought

Any thoughts or solutions would be great thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


At this point, I would create a system image, and just go on with life. If it happens again, let us know. Hopefully that was just an isolated incident, and not a big problem.

Also remember to backup your data on a regular basis, for obvious reasons.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Yea after losing a lot of data i will backup on a regular basis from now on.

Cheers for the response
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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