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Windows 7: c drive

27 Mar 2011   #11
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I ran the check file system in partition wizard. I ran it in read only. Looks like it found some errors.




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27 Mar 2011   #12
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I'm going to restart the pc and run the scan to fix the errors. I will post back when done.
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27 Mar 2011   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you can while computer is OFF, check for any jumpers on the pins in #3


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27 Mar 2011   #14
TuuS

Windows 7 ultimate x64, premium x64, ultimate x86
 
 

Just my opinion here, but if this is a brand new drive and you have filesystem errors already, I'd definitely repartition and reformat it (full format), not simply try to repair the errors. You could have a bad drive and if it is only a failed partition/format, then I'd prefer to begin again, and if the problem persists, get the drive replaced.
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27 Mar 2011   #15
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

No jumpers are on the drive.

I ran it but for some reason i don't think it fixed anything.

TuuS, Can I restore the drive with a backup I have taken from the same drive? I'm using ghost so I would do a full restore of os, programs, files and folders.
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27 Mar 2011   #16
TuuS

Windows 7 ultimate x64, premium x64, ultimate x86
 
 

I don't use Ghost, but I believe it works within the drives filesystem, so won't correct filesystem errors, only the contents of the drive.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

What I would do is re-partition and do a full format, then restore the drive either with Ghost, or by reinstalling your OS.

You might want to start the format before you go to bed, as it could take hours to complete.
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27 Mar 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm just curious...is the 488GB amount as you would have expected it? The reason that I ask is because that is larger than most people would have on their C: volume.
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27 Mar 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's some useful information that may sort the issue and is worth a try if you're going to reinstall, it's a lot more effective than a simple format.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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27 Mar 2011   #19
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm just curious...is the 488GB amount as you would have expected it? The reason that I ask is because that is larger than most people would have on their C: volume.
Well I had wanted it bigger, why should I leave the c drive just for the os and put everything else on another drive or partition?

Can I reformat this drive from another drive and still do a secure erase? This way I don't feel like I have to get this done so quickly.

Thanks
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27 Mar 2011   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bridges View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm just curious...is the 488GB amount as you would have expected it? The reason that I ask is because that is larger than most people would have on their C: volume.
Well I had wanted it bigger, why should I leave the c drive just for the os and put everything else on another drive or partition?

Can I reformat this drive from another drive and still do a secure erase? This way I don't feel like I have to get this done so quickly.

Thanks
I just stuck my nose in, being curious. As far as the more technical aspect of your questions, I will leave you in more capable hands than mine.

However, as far as a secure erase, reformatting will not do that, unless you do a low level format first, or use a number of other methods that will be described by others.

The primary reason for offloading data to other partitions is to increase their security, if the OS partition becomes corrupted to the point that it is unbootable. It also makes the chore of imaging and recovering C: much quicker, requiring less space for backup images. However, if you like it the way that you have it, then that is as it should be.
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