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Windows 7: write to system32 folder

06 Oct 2010   #11
gammaman

Professional x86 (32 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
You could aslo try adding the drive by plugging it in and nominate to use the driver that you saved to your stick.
How would I tell it to use the driver on the stick?


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06 Oct 2010   #12
gammaman

Professional x86 (32 Bit)
 
 

Quote:
I see the logic you are following in copying the driver to your stick but have you tried contacting Seagate and asking them for a windows 7 specific driver?

Yes, and this is what they told me

"The drivers for all our drives are preloaded with the operating system, we do not have them."

Which is why I am baffled as to why it does not work.
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06 Oct 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Gammaman,
  1. Boot up your computer from a System Repair Disc.
  2. Remove the system repair disc. You don't need it anymore.
  3. Go to a command prompt.
  4. Navigate to the folder with the drivers you desire to place.
  5. Rename the existing driver(s), for example, if they end in .inf then .fni would work fine.
  6. copy the new drivers to the destination folder
  7. exit command prompt
  8. shut down computer.
  9. Power up computer.
Now here's some how-tos:

DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button

COMMAND PROMPT - GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown your computer.
3) Boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc
If your computer doesn’t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order.OR
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order only for this time.
4) Wait while a mini-version of Windows is loaded and finally the System Recovery Options dialog appears.
5) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog |
Select a keyboard input method |
NEXT button
6) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog |
select the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows radio button |
NEXT button
8) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS |
Choose a recovery tool |
9) Click on command prompt from the list shown

Run any desired commands and type EXIT when finished.
Remove the System Repair Disc.
Shutdown your computer.
Power on your computer.
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06 Oct 2010   #14
gammaman

Professional x86 (32 Bit)
 
 

The only Physical Disk I have is the "Windows 7 OS Disk". Is this the disk you are referring to.
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06 Oct 2010   #15
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gammaman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
You could aslo try adding the drive by plugging it in and nominate to use the driver that you saved to your stick.
How would I tell it to use the driver on the stick?
Without trying to stand on "karlsnooks" toes with "opinionation" ... You can replace the driver by:-
Start Control Panel, Select "System" then from the list on the left"Device Manager". This shows the system conents list like in XP. Select "Disk Drives" and then RIGHT click on the 2TB drive from the displayed list. From the displayed options select "Update Driver Software" then "Browse my computer for driver software". Then route to the driver on your stick.

Feel free to ignore my opinionation though.!!
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06 Oct 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gammaman View Post
The only Physical Disk I have is the "Windows 7 OS Disk". Is this the disk you are referring to.
DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
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07 Oct 2010   #17
gammaman

Professional x86 (32 Bit)
 
 

OK, thanks becauase I have tried everything else and nothing has worked. I have not however tried to do a system repair/restore. I am somwhat aprehensive to try this because I do not want to risk losing any of my data. I am also not sure what will happen because the computers original OS was VISA and when I upgraded to Windows 7 it created a Windows.OLD folder on my computer. So if I were to do a repair/restore, would it create a 2nd Windows.OLD? or would it relace the existing one? I fear that the computer might get confused somehow and I might loose everything.


One more STUPID question.

The official name of the External Drive is Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex DESK.

Does this mean that it will only work for desktop computers?
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07 Oct 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What is startup repair?
Following is direct from the Win 7 Help system:
Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain system problems that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so your computer can start correctly.



What is system restore?
Following is direct from the Win 7 help system:
System Restore helps you restore your computer's system files to an earlier point in time. It's a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.
Sometimes, the installation of a program or a driver can cause an unexpected change to your computer or cause Windows to behave unpredictably. Usually, uninstalling the program or driver corrects the problem. If uninstalling doesn't fix the problem, you can try restoring your computer's system to an earlier date when everything worked correctly.

A startup repair is not going to alter any of your data files.

A system restore is not going to alter any of your data files.

You will find the following tutorials instructive:
Startup Repair
System Restore - How to use

If you boot from a System Repair Disc, and go to a command prompt, then you will be able to rename files/replace files without any permission difficulties.
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07 Oct 2010   #19
gammaman

Professional x86 (32 Bit)
 
 

I have already replaced the files. Nothing bad happened but the drive was still not detected, so I just swithced it back the way it was. Do you think it is possible that in since the drive is USB 3.0 with 2.0 backward compatibility that the reason it is not working is because the drive needs dual (two) usb plugins? In other words the drive needs the support of two to get enough power? I dought this is the case however since the computer shows it under unknown devices.
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07 Oct 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have no direct experience with usb 3.0, so I am going to bow out. I'm sure there are others who do have direct experience.
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