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Windows 7: I have a 64 bit OS, but 32 bit drivers installed on my C: drive. Help!

02 Nov 2010   #11
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

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Is there no other way to salvage it?
Hmmm... you may extend it's life by reducing copy paste operations among partition(s)...


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02 Nov 2010   #12
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

Arch,

Can you run this Fujitsu hdd diagnostic tool and report back the results: Software Utilities

Complete a comprehensive test (sector by sector) which can take up to 2hrs - If you have bad sectors on your drive this will find it - there should be a corrupted sector repair tool on completion.
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02 Nov 2010   #13
archwonder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Solarwind, thanks will def do that, have backed up everything aswell anyway.
Will start looking for a new hard drive!
Thanks everyone!
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02 Nov 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I agree, bad harddrive.

Definitely back everything you need up, and go buy a new one. You should be able to get a fairly inexpensive laptop harddrive.

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #15
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Everybody can feel free to chastise me, whip me, and put me in my place, but the OP said,

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Now I was sold my laptop just over a year ago as a 64bit Vita home premium OS, and have ince upgraded to Windows 7 OS.
How can one tell the difference between a dying hard drive and a totally corrupted upgrade install?
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02 Nov 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Everybody can feel free to chastise me, whip me, and put me in my place, but the OP said,

Quote:
Now I was sold my laptop just over a year ago as a 64bit Vita home premium OS, and have ince upgraded to Windows 7 OS.
How can one tell the difference between a dying hard drive and a totally corrupted upgrade install?
Failed BIOS booting.

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #17
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Everybody can feel free to chastise me, whip me, and put me in my place, but the OP said,

Quote:
Now I was sold my laptop just over a year ago as a 64bit Vita home premium OS, and have ince upgraded to Windows 7 OS.
How can one tell the difference between a dying hard drive and a totally corrupted upgrade install?
Failed BIOS booting.

~Lordbob
Thanks Lb, I missed that.
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02 Nov 2010   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Everybody can feel free to chastise me, whip me, and put me in my place, but the OP said,

How can one tell the difference between a dying hard drive and a totally corrupted upgrade install?
Failed BIOS booting.

~Lordbob
Thanks Lb, I missed that.
Thats why having a bunch of people looking at it helps

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
How can one tell the difference between a dying hard drive and a totally corrupted upgrade install?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Failed BIOS booting.

~Lordbob
Yep...that's the point that stuck out to me, and led me to suggest replacing the hard drive.
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02 Nov 2010   #20
archwonder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I did the fujitsu diagnostic....and within seconds it flashed up with FAIL.
With no option to resolve, so will definitely be buying a new hard drive.

So I have one more question.... I have a perfectly good 250gb hard drive in my old Lenovo laptop, and it is the exact size as the one in my inspiron 1545, but has different connections. It has prongs as opposed to the fujitsu's chip-looking connection.

How do I know which hard drives are compatible with my laptop?
Is there a way to put the other hard drive in?

Thanks so much for the help,
better than what I could have paid for!
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